Teaching Academy awards are open to any NMSU educator (full or part-time faculty, graduate students or staff) on any campus.
The Truly Innovative Teaching Award
The Truly Innovative Teaching Award was established in 2014 in memory of Harry and Jenny Truly by Elise “Pookie” and Michael Sautter. The award is presented to an NMSU educator (full-time, part-time, or graduate student) from any NMSU campus who has made an innovation in teaching that has positively impacted student attitude, motivation, or learning. Your innovation can be unique to you or can be an implementation of someone else’s innovation.
This innovation must also have some connection to the Teaching Academy, i.e., you learned about it here or you gave a workshop about it here. (To volunteer to give a workshop contact Michelle Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The winner will be chosen by the Teaching Academy Advisory Board. The award comes with $1,000 and a glass art trophy. The award will be presented at the annual Teaching Academy Gala. You are required to receive the award in person, so please ensure that you can attend the Gala before applying.
This award cannot be earned more than once by the same person.
The application has four sections that can take up no more than a total of 6 pages, including 3 pages of student letters. The page limits are strictly enforced.
Applications are due every year on the first Monday in March.
The award is $1,000. The winner will be notified by the middle of April.
Previous Innovation Award winners:
- Kefaya Diab, 2015 • Application packet
- Krista MacDonald, 2014 • Application packet
- Kulbhushan Grover, 2013 • Application packet
- Kenneth J. Martin, 2012 • Application packet
- Mike Demers, 2011 • Application packet
- Nancy Chanover, 2010 • Application packet
- David Smith, 2009 • Application packet
- Laura Madson, 2008 • Application packet
Outstanding Workshop Award
This award is given to the presenter of the Teaching Academy workshop that garners the highest evaluations from 10 or more participants. (To volunteer to give a workshop contact Michelle Jackson.) This award cannot be earned for panel presentations (more than two presenters), or more than once by the same presenter for the same or similar workshop.
The award comes with a trophy.
2016 Outstanding Workshop Recipient
Satya Rao, Professor, Psychology and Liz England Kennedy, Lecturer, Kinesiology Department, California Polytechnic State University
- Laura Madson, 2015
- Lizbeth Ellis, 2014
- Jonathan Schwartz, 2013
- Sharna Horn, 2012
- David Smith, 2011
- David Pengelley, 2010
- Mary Prentice, 2009
- Michèle Shuster, 2008
- James Caufield and Mardi Mahaffy, 2007