Provost's Awards

Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching


Applications will be evaluated with respect to the following:

  • Student performance and course improvement based on assessment of learning outcomes
  • Demonstration of outstanding classroom performance as evidenced by analysis of student evaluations and peer observations of teaching
  • Teaching methods, innovations, and evaluation of student performance that challenge students and contribute to student interest, enthusiasm, and achievement
  • Evidence of currency in the discipline as reflected in course content
  • Active involvement with students in educational and scholarly activities such as competitions, conferences, symposia, site visits, posters, publications, etc. outside the class
  • Assisting and facilitating student learning outside the classroom environment
  • Sustained and significant professional development as it relates to teaching
  • Dissemination of information on the scholarship of teaching through publications, presentations, electronic media and workshops
  • Evidence of treating students with respect, evidence of being sensitive to cultural diversity and supportive of university educational equity goals

Required Materials

The Committee for the Provost’s Award for Excellence shall request all nominees to provide the following:

A curriculum vitae on the approved form; no other version of the cv will be considered.

  1. A statement of teaching philosophy (two (2) pages, double spaced, 12 point font, 1 inch margins)
  2. Relevant materials that provide evidence of the nominee’s excellence in teaching.
  3. Three letters from colleagues who can provide evidence of the nominee’s excellence in teaching.  These must be on letterhead and signed or they will not be considered.  Click here for the Letter of Support form.
  4. Up to three letters from current or former students who can provide evidence of the nominee’s excellence in teaching.  These letters do not need to be on letterhead, but must be signed and include Bronco ID Number, or they will not be considered.

All materials must be submitted by the deadline and must conform to the guidelines above.  Materials that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.