As part of the Roadmap to Our New Century strategic initiative shaping the educational revolution, the Office of the Provost is delighted to announce the inaugural Provost’s Teaching Awards to recognize outstanding faculty who demonstrate the University of Miami’s unwavering commitment to exemplary teaching and student learning as a pillar to student success. These new awards, together with school/college-based teaching awards and the Faculty Senate teaching awards (among other recognitions), demonstrate a faculty member’s strong commitment to this important part of their professional development.
Beginning today, our office will be accepting nominations for three distinct awards that honor a distinguished record of teaching within an academic year. The three awards recognize faculty who have (1) provided outstanding mentoring to students, (2) used innovative approaches to address pedagogical challenges, and (3) demonstrated commitment to student learning outside of the traditional classroom.
Up to three faculty members will receive awards in each of the three categories. All full-time faculty are eligible for these awards, which will come with a formal celebration and a $1,000 fund for purchases supporting the awardee’s work.
The Luis Glaser Mentorship Award will recognize a member of the faculty who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to mentoring students. Exceptional mentoring can include offering advice, feedback, guidance, coaching, providing professional and networking opportunities for mentees, or assisting in the development of life skills.
The Innovation in Teaching Award will go to a faculty member or a small team who has overcome a difficult course-related problem with a novel and enduring approach by adopting an innovative aspect. The innovation may be made through technology or involve adopting a new teaching format, a novel engagement with content, the creation of new learning activities, or engagement with external entities. There should be evidence that the innovation made a demonstrable difference in learning outcomes. Ultimately, we hope to be able to disseminate this methodology to others.
The Excellence in Experiential Teaching Award will recognize a member of the faculty who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the student learning process, integrating excellent teaching with opportunities for experiential learning through curricular and co-curricular activities, and actively promoting and guiding learning outside of the classroom.
Call for nominations: Nominations must be submitted, through the form below, by Wednesday, April 21, 2021, and may be submitted by staff, undergraduate or graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty.
Nominations will be a two-step process:
Nominators will complete a form which notifies the nominee.
Nominees must provide further details via a second form that will be automatically emailed to them.
As educators, innovators, and mentors, our faculty are an inspiration to our community of learning, and the Provost’s Teaching Awards will acknowledge all they do for the U.