One of the highlights to this year’s Teaching & Learning Symposium was the announcement of the Outstanding Teaching Award (OUTA) winners. Since Illinois State University’s commitment to the practice of teaching is among one of its highest priorities, the competition for these awards is keen. These awards represent individuals who have demonstrated a sustained record of teaching excellence at the University. By honoring such individuals, the university demonstrates its faithfulness to teaching excellence and student learning. The award categories with the corresponding winners are as follows:
Graduate Teaching Awards: This category is focused on PhD and MA students who either teach as stand-alone instructors (Level 1) or as an assistant to a faculty member (Level 2). The two recipients this year are:
Teaching Initiative Awards: This category offers up to five awards for early career (pre-tenure) faculty that recognizes significant accomplishments and promise to the field of teaching.
The Category Two Outstanding Teaching Award: This single award is given every year for outstanding achievement among non tenure-track instructors:
The Category One Outstanding Teaching Award: This award recognizes two tenure-line faculty members and is the university’s highest recognition for teaching excellence:
These award winners will also be formally recognized at Founder’s Day ceremonies on February 17, 2010. In addition, we will add their photos to the “OUTA Wall of Fame” highlighting recent teaching award winners in the CTLT Instructional Resource Commons.
For more information on the Outstanding Teaching Awards please contact CTLT Director Patrick O’Sullivan at posull@IllinoisState.edu or 438-5110. You can also access information on the CTLT website here: ctlt.illinoisstate.edu/awards/university