Teaching Academy awards are open to any NMSU educator (full or part-time faculty, graduate students or staff) on any campus.
Truly Innovative Teaching Award
The award honors an instructor 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 application 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. It can be awarded to any NMSU educator (full-time, part-time, or graduate student) from any NMSU campus.
The winner is chosen by the Teaching Academy Advisory Board. The award comes with $1,000 and a glass art trophy.
The Truly Innovative Teaching Award was established in 2014 in memory of Harry and Jenny Truly by Elise “Pookie” and Michael Sautter.
Outstanding Workshop Award
This Outstanding Workshop Award is earned by the presenter of the Teaching Academy workshop that garners the most glowing evaluations from ten or more participants as determined by the Teaching Academy Advisory Board. The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The award comes with a glass art trophy.
Outstanding Mentor Award
The Outstanding Mentor Award honors a mentor who embodies both the letter and spirit of mentoring. This cross-disciplinary mentor must have participated in the Teaching Academy’s formal mentoring programs: One-On-One, Team, and/or Advancing Leaders. The person or persons nominating the candidate must be either a current or prior protégé of the candidate. The winner is chosen by the Teaching Academy Advisory Board. The award comes with a glass art trophy.