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Teaching Awards

COLLEGIUM AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE and INNOVATION in TEACHING

The Collegium Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching is an annual award that recognizes outstanding teaching as well as a faculty member's commitment to growing and improving as a teaching scholar. It is the only teaching award at Wittenberg that is awarded by the faculty itself. Any faculty member who has taught at Wittenberg for at least three years is eligible for this award. The award carries with it a one-time $1,000 stipend.

The Award Application will require the following:

Nomination:

  • Nominations (including self-nominations) must be made to the Faculty Development Board by the thirteenth week of the fall semester
  • Nomination letters should speak to the nominee's strength as a classroom teacher and record of teaching excellence
  • FDB will select three finalists who will have to submit the following additional materials by the tenth week of the spring semester.

Application

  • A peer review of the nominee's teaching conducted within the last four years.
  • A brief portfolio of teaching documents: representative syllabi, assignments , IDEA reports, etc.
  • A brief statement regarding the nominee's pedagogical development or growth.

Award:

  • The winner of the award will be determined by a subset of the Faculty Development Board (as determined by the Board itself) plus the previous two Collegium Award winners. (FDB members and Award winners from the nominees' departments will recuse themselves from hte selection process.)
  • The Collegium Award winner will be announced at the Honors Convocation in the spring and will receive a stipend of $1000 prior to the end of the fiscal year.

PROVOST'S AWARD for OUTSTANDING TEACHING

The Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching recognizes the highest level of teaching excellence by a visiting or adjunct faculty member at Wittenberg University. The award carries with it a one-time $500 stipend.

The Award Application will require the following:

Nomination

  • Visiting or adjunct faculty who have taught at Wittenberg for at least one year may be nominated by their department chair or a tenured faculty member.
  • Nomination letters describing the nominee's fitness for this award are due to the Faculty Development Board by the thirteenth week of the fall semester.
  • FDB will select three finalists who will have to submit the following additional materials by the tenth week of the spring semester.

Application

  • A peer review of the nominee's teaching conducted within the last four years.
  • A brief portfolio of teaching documents: representative syllabi, assignments, IDEA reports, etc.

Award

  • The Faculty Development Board, in consultation with the Provost, will name the winner at the spring Honors Convocation and will receive their $500 award shortly after.
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