Nominate an Eldon J. Gardner Teacher of the Year
Submission Deadline: January 26, 2018
The Eldon J. Gardner Teacher of the Year Award is given each year to recognize and emphasize excellence in teaching. Other scholarly activity such as research and publication records may be considered in the selection process, but the main emphasis will be on teaching excellence as judged by faculty and students. The dean is to appoint a committee with students, faculty, and administrative representation to select an outstanding teacher from the college. The Faculty Evaluation Committee then selects the "Eldon J. Gardner Teacher of the Year" from the eight college-level nominees. This person is recognized at the annual Robins Award and receives a $2,000 award.
The following criteria for selection of the nominees are recommended:
- Excellence in teaching for at least three years as supported by standard university course evaluations and letters from peers.
- The inclusion of other evidence of teaching excellence in addition to course evaluations and letters from peers.
- Responsibility for a minimum of a six-credit annual assignment including at least one undergraduate course.
- Evidence of creative teaching innovation.
Because so many individuals are potentially deserving of the Eldon J. Gardner Teacher of the Year Award, past recipients will not be considered.