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Outstanding College of Education Teacher Award

(revised Spring 2019)


The Outstanding Teacher Award exists to honor and recognize the individuals who have achieved excellence as teachers in the College of Education. By honoring such individuals, the College demonstrates its commitment to teaching as a scholarly endeavor, emphasizes the importance of outstanding teaching and provides incentives for faculty members to pursue activities that enhance their work as teachers. The College of Education recognizes tenured and tenure track faculty whose teaching accomplishments are outstanding among their peers in the College. The Outstanding College of Education Teacher Award provides $1,000 in appropriated operating funds.


In order to be eligible to compete for the Outstanding College of Education Teacher Award, a faculty member must 1.) be a full-time tenured or tenure track faculty member with at least two full years of service at Illinois State University at the time of nomination; and 2.) receive support for their candidacy for the award from their department chairperson/ school director or College of Education colleague. Those not eligible to receive the award are faculty members who, within the last five years, have received the Outstanding College of Education or Outstanding University Teacher Award. Both nominations by department and self-nominations are accepted.

Applying for the Outstanding College of Education Teacher Award

In order to apply for the award, please compile the following information for the COE Teaching and Learning Committee:

  1. Overview: A summary of your teaching activities and teaching development (e.g., teaching load, advisement, independent studies and honors projects, field experiences, dissertation/thesis load, teaching grants, collegial instruction) during your time at Illinois State University’s College of Education (no more than 4 pages- double spaced)
  2. Outcomes/Evidence:
    1. Comment on your teaching philosophy (approach to student learning), (no more than 4 pages- double spaced).
    2. Comment on the impact of your approach on students, as well as contributions of your work to the College of Education and its mission (no more than 4 pages- double spaced).
    3. Selected evidence to demonstrate your approach to student learning (e.g., instructional technologies, learning activities, student work, etc.). Please align the selected evidence with the narrative (teaching philosophy, impact).
  3. Current Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter of support from your department chairperson/ school director or College of Education colleague

The following categories will be used in evaluating applications:

Instruction and student learning, equity and social justice, mentoring, professional development and teaching-related service, innovation, leadership, and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Please submit one pdf with all supporting documentation to Associate Dean Christy Borders by Monday, April 8, 2019.

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