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The Community and Civic Engagement Teaching Award


Eligibility is limited to faculty members who have not received a College of Liberal Arts Teaching or Advising Award in the previous five years and are not current members of the Committee for the Promotion of Excellence in Teaching and Learning.


Nominees should demonstrate civic commitment and excellent teaching skills in meaningful experiential courses that support the development, retention, and graduation of civic-minded students.

Nominations and Selection Process

Nominations may be made by College of Liberal Arts students, faculty, and alumni. More than one individual may be nominated from any department. The materials will be reviewed by the CLA PETL committee who will select faculty for this award.

Nomination Packets

Nomination packets should contain the following materials: (a) a letter of nomination, (b) no more than three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a current or former student of the nominee, (c) the nominee’s curriculum vitae, (d) the nominee’s statement of teaching philosophy, (e) copies of three recent teaching evaluations in full (including numerical data and written commentary from the entire class), and (f) copies of three course syllabi, preferably from the last three years.

Nomimation packets are due by January 22nd at 4:45pm. They should be submitted as a single PDF using this Smartsheet link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/65034213d96e4dd9b0def6af5a47e4c3 ‚Äč. Incomplete packets will not be accepted.


Recipients of Teaching Excellence Awards will receive a $1,000 check and recognition of their contributions to teaching within the CLA at the annual CLA Awards Ceremony and Reception, which will be held in the spring. 

Last Updated: December 03, 2020