The Outstanding Teaching Award Committee recognizes those faculty members who have demonstrated a high level of instructional effectiveness as measured by student evaluations of teaching effectiveness. The Outstanding Teaching Award Committee typically recognizes approximately 30 faculty members per year for their excellence in instruction.
OTAC Awards Criteria A faculty member receiving the OT award must have:
1. A minimum of 10 students enrolled per semester,
2. A minimum of 8 student responses per semester,
3. A minimum of 3 courses per year with at least 2 preparations per year, OR
4 courses per year if the same preparation.
4. Only lecture classes will be considered for purposes of evaluation,
5. To be considered for a teaching award, instructors must have all of their lecture sections for which they have 50% or greater responsibility evaluated.
6. A co-listed course, for which an instructor has 50% or greater responsibility, will be considered as one preparation for purposes of evaluation, and all students in those courses must have the opportunity to evaluate all professors in such courses.
7. Only instructors with primary teaching/faculty appointments are eligible.
8. Curators’ Teaching Professors are not eligible.
9. Non-Academic (e.g., ROTC, orientation, help) courses are not to be considered.
10. The number of awardees selected will be approximately equal to 10% of those evaluated.