Teaching Academy Awards

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.

The winner is chosen by the Teaching Academy Advisory Board. The award comes with $1,000 and a glass art trophy.

Application Instructions

Recipients

Gerri McCulloh, 2017
Alma Kammerdiner, 2016
Kefaya Diab, 2015
Krista MacDonald, 2014

Previous Truly Innovative Award winners:

Kulbhushan Grover, 2013
Kenneth J. Martin, 2012
Mike Demers, 2011
Nancy Chanover, 2010
David Smith, 2009
Laura Madson, 2008

Outstanding Workshop Award

This award is earned by the presenter of the Teaching Academy workshop that garners the highest evaluations from 10 or more participants. 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. (To volunteer to give a workshop contact Michelle Jackson.)

The award comes with a glass art trophy.

Previous Outstanding Workshop Award winners:

Michèle Shuster, 2017
Satya Rao and Liz England–Kennedy, 2016
Laura Madson, 2015
Lizbeth Ellis, 2014
Jonathan Schwartz, 2013
Sharna Horn, 2012
David Smith, 2011
David Pengelley’s, 2010
Mary Prentice, 2009
Michèle Shuster, 2008
James Caufield and Mardi Mahaffy, 2007

Outstanding Mentor Award

The Outstanding Mentor Award honors a cross-disciplinary mentor who embodies both the letter and spirit of mentoring. This cross-disciplinary mentor must have participated in the Teaching Academy’s mentoring programs: One-On-One, Team, and/or Advancing Leaders. The person or persons nominating the candidate must be either a current or prior mentee of the candidate who has been involved in a mentoring relationship with the candidate in the past. The winner is chosen by the Teaching Academy Advisory Board. The award comes with a glass art trophy.

Application Instructions

 

Previous Outstanding Mentor Award Winners:

  • Mónica Torres 2017
  • Mary O’Connell 2016
  • Martha Mitchell 2015
  • Miriam Chaiken 2014

 

Miriam Chaiken 2014

Martha Mitchell 2015

Mary O’Connell 2016

Mónica Torres 2017

Miriam Chaiken 2014

Martha Mitchell 2015

Mary O’Connell 2016

Mónica Torres 2017

James Caufield is serving in his second year as library instruction coordinator at the NMSU Library, where one of his interests is helping faculty design assignments that include library research. Before coming to NMSU he taught philosophy at various universities and colleges in New York, and then served as reference librarian at St. Cloud State University (Minnesota). He holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in philosophy, and also a master’s degree in library and information science.

Mardi Mahaffy holds a master’s of library science degree from Indiana University, and serves as the humanities librarian at New Mexico State University. She currently teaches a course in information literacy. Her research interests include the formation of collaborative partnerships between libraries and other university faculty or services. Prior to coming to NMSU, Ms. Mahaffy served as the government documents librarian at East Central University in Ada, OK.

Together, they presented the Teaching Academy workshop, Designing and Managing Student Research Assignments, that received the highest rating by participants.