8.2 Mines Teaching Award (Teaching Faculty)

The purpose of the award is to recognize superior teaching at the undergraduate level over a period of several years and to provide encouragement and incentive for teaching achievement. Any teaching faculty member with significant experience teaching at the undergraduate level at CSM shall be eligible for nomination.

Nominations should be created with input from faculty members, students, alumni and others who are knowledgeable of the Mines' community and the criteria for the award. With the exception of the CV, nomination letters should be no more than two pages in length, and must include the following components:

  1. A statement introducing the nominee and touching upon the nominee’s overall merits,
  2. a statement of teaching and pedagogical activities, innovations, excellence and recognitions,
  3. a table of undergraduate courses taught by the nominee over the past three years, and
  4. a candidate CV.

The recommended format for the table referred to in item three above is provided below.

Academic Year: XXXX

Course Number Percent Effort for Course Course Title and Hours Average Teaching Evaluation Score: 901/1 Average Teaching Evaluation Scores: 911/10 Number of Students Comments on Course Development and Innovations, Student Assessment, etc.

If requested by the Awards Committee, full dossiers for the candidate the following components:

  1. all nomination materials listed above,
  2. Department Head evaluations for the previous three years,
  3. letters of support from colleagues and students, and
  4. any other supplemental materials deemed relevant.

Each award consists of a plaque and $2,500 deposited into a faculty member’s professional development account.

Last Revision:

March 1, 2016