Teaching Recognition Awards

The Teaching Recognition Awards Program is sponsored by the Meredith Professors to benefit non-tenured faculty members. Its specific goals are to recognize excellence in teaching and to encourage a culture of collegial mentoring among faculty members.

There are two awards, the Teaching Recognition Award for Early Performance and the Teaching Recognition Award for Continuing Excellence.

Teaching Recognition Award for Early Performance

Each year, up to seven Teaching Recognition Awards for Early Performance may be given, reflecting a mix of non-tenured, tenure-track faculty; teaching professors (of any rank); professors of practice; and adjunct and part-time instructors. No fewer than two non-tenured, tenure-track faculty and no fewer than two teaching professors of any rank, professors of practice, or adjunct or part-time instructors will be recognized in any given year.

Teaching Recognition Awards for Early Performance may be presented to faculty who have completed two years of teaching at Syracuse University and, where applicable, are not yet in their tenure review year. Teaching Recognition Award for Early Performance recipients receive $3,000 for professional development. The funds may be used for expenses they may incur in furthering their professional development, such as the purchase of equipment, materials, or travel.

Teaching Recognition Award for Continuing Excellence

Each year, up to two Teaching Recognition Awards for Continuing Excellence may be given to non-tenured, non-tenure-track teaching professors (of any rank); professors of practice; and adjunct and part-time instructors who have five or more years teaching experience at Syracuse University.

Teaching Recognition Award for Continuing Excellence recipients receive $10,000 for professional development. The funds may be used for expenses they may incur in furthering their professional development, such as the purchase of equipment, materials, or travel.

Nominations for both awards are made by any faculty member, with the concurrence of the nominee’s department chair, where applicable, and dean.

2019-2020 Nominations

Nomination packets are due December 2, 2019. Nominations should be addressed to the Teaching Recognition Award Review Committee and submitted in hard copy to LaVonda N. Reed, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs at 503 Crouse-Hinds Hall and by email as a single PDF to Nick Bennett at nsbennet@syr.edu.

 

Teaching Recognition Award recipients

Nomination guidelines [PDF]

Teaching Recognition Nomination Checklist [PDF]