UB Teaching Innovation Award
- Recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching innovation (may
include, but is not limited to, innovative uses of educational
technology). Innovations must have a demonstrable effect on
enhancing student-learning outcomes.
- Achievement should be truly innovative – not something
borrowed from another school
- Its effectiveness should be clearly assessed and
- It should be widely disseminated – preferably in a
- All full-time UB faculty are eligible for this award
- The number of nominations determined annually by the Provost's
Office (based on faculty headcount for the School).
- Departments should consult with the Associate Dean for Faculty
Affairs to discuss the candidacy of an individual.
- The department should begin the process of compiling the
dossier as soon as possible after notifying the Dean's Office.
Please allow yourself ample time to send requests and receive
responses from student evaluators and obtain the appropriate
- An initial copy of the final dossier should be given to the
Dean's Office as soon as it is complete (but no later than the
first working day in February). The dossier will be reviewed,
recommendations will be made for any changes and the notated copy
will be returned to the department.
- Once the department has made corrections, the original dossier
and 3 copies should be returned to the Dean's Office. The dossiers
will be delivered to the Provost's Office no later than March
Nomination to include (in the following order)
- Chair's Letter (2-3 pages) that
- provides a critical analysis and clear argument (including
appropriate documentation, citation reports, etc.) that
substantiates the merit of the candidate's work as outlined in the
- Candidate's Vita
- Supporting materials (how impact has been assessed, benefit to
students or other faculty, etc.)
- Teaching evaluation scores with comparisons to department norms
(graphs are best).
- Student evaluative comments and/or letters specifically
addressing the teaching innovation
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