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Teaching

Six awards honor excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Tom and Julie Lutz Science and Mathematics Teaching Excellence Award

Recognizes faculty in the sciences who demonstrate exemplary commitment to and excellence in teaching.

This award honors Dr. Thomas E. Lutz, a respected professor of astronomy at Washington State University from 1969 until his death in 1995. His hands-on teaching style helped prospective elementary education teachers to think about how they themselves would teach science. His regular workshops for area teachers and frequent visits to elementary school classrooms were an extension of his commitment to public service and lifelong learning.

Specific eligibility:  Faculty in the academic units of biological sciences, chemistry, environment, mathematics and statistics, or physics and astronomy.

Nomination packet should include: Documentation of sustained excellence in teaching, including mentoring individual students and providing guidance for student groups outside of the classroom; specific examples of pedagogical innovation or scholarship, meritorious classroom performance, and a range of teaching responsibilities. Classroom materials and student evaluations, along with letters of support or testimonials from students, are required.

CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


William F. Mullen Memorial Teaching Award

Recognizes faculty in the humanities or social sciences who demonstrate outstanding commitment to teaching and undergraduate education.

This award honors Dr. William Frank Mullen, a professor of political science at Washington State University from 1968 to 1986. He is remembered for his academic and professional accomplishments in the field of political science and as an exceptional educator.

Specific eligibility: Faculty of any rank in the humanities or social science academic units of anthropology, criminal justice and criminology, CCGRS, English, foreign languages and cultures, history, PPPA, psychology, and sociology.

Nomination packet should include: Documentation of sustained excellence in teaching, including mentoring individual students and providing guidance for student groups outside of the classroom; specific examples of pedagogical innovation or scholarship, meritorious classroom performance, and a range of teaching responsibilities. Classroom evaluations and letters of support or testimonials from students are required.

CV limit: 10 pages.

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Excellence in Graduate Teaching

Recognizes major professors who demonstrate excellence in graduate-level classroom teaching.

Specific eligibility: Nominees must be tenured faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Nomination packet should include: Documentation of exemplary classroom teaching, including outstanding student evaluations, specific examples of pedagogical innovation or scholarship, meritorious classroom performance, and a range of teaching responsibilities. Classroom evaluations and letters of support or testimonials from students are required.

CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


Excellence in Graduate Advising and Mentoring

Recognizes major professors who are highly effective graduate advisors and mentors who regularly enable their students to complete their degree programs in a timely and scholarly manner. Recipients enrich the student-professor relationship through outstanding support and guidance, knowledge within the discipline, and opportunities beyond the institution.

Specific eligibility: Tenured faculty who have chaired at least six graduate student committees.

Nomination packet should include: Documentation of exemplary performance as a graduate advisor and mentor; specific examples of the nominee’s range of experience, high quality advising activities, and the development of educational plans for students; description of mentoring contributions above and beyond typical advising activities and responsibilities. Student evaluations from classroom teaching and letters of support or testimonials from current or past students are required.

CV limit: 10 pages.

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Excellence in Teaching by a Clinical Faculty Member

Recognizes clinical faculty who demonstrate excellence in and outstanding commitment to classroom teaching.

Specific eligibility: Clinical faculty in any academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Nomination packet should include: Demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching, including outstanding student evaluations; specific examples of pedagogical innovation or scholarship, meritorious classroom performance, and a range of teaching responsibilities; additional demonstration of instructional contributions outside the classroom. Classroom evaluations and letters of support or testimonials from students are required.

CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


Excellence in Teaching by an Instructor

Recognizes faculty instructors who demonstrate excellence in and outstanding commitment to classroom teaching.

Specific eligibility: Faculty instructors in any academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Nominations packet should include: Demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching, including outstanding student evaluations; specific examples of pedagogical innovation or scholarship, meritorious classroom performance, and a range of teaching responsibilities; additional demonstration of instructional contributions outside the classroom. Classroom evaluations and letters of support or testimonials from students are required.

CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.

Other Faculty Awards

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2018 Awards

Nominations will open in December 2017.


Join the Celebration

The CAS Recognition and Appreciation Social will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in the CUB Senior Ballroom


Questions?

Contact the Office of the Dean at cas.awards@wsu.edu or 509-335-4581.