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.
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 email@example.com.)
The award comes with a glass art trophy.
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.