(revised Spring 2021)
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 (e.g., travel, materials, etc.).
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/school and self-nominations are accepted.
In order to apply for the award, please compile the following information for the COE Teaching and Learning Committee into one PDF:
The Teaching and Learning Committee will use the following categories to evaluate the 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 complete the application by Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Candidates will be notified of results by Friday, May 12, 2023.