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The Community of Teaching Excellence Award

Tenure track faculty, tenured faculty and instructors are eligible for the Community of Teaching Excellence Award; This recognition can be received multiple times, potentially leading to induction of recipients into the prestigious Academy of Teaching Excellence.

Faculty and instructors ( full-time) who have been recognized on three (3) occasions with the Community of Teaching Excellence Award throughout their career, will be permanently inducted into the College’s Academy of Teaching Excellence, with all its privileges and responsibilities, including a permanent salary increase (at present, this constitutes a 1% increase in base salary).

Nominations and awards are based on accomplishments during the past year (comprising the summer, fall, and spring semesters of the 2016-17 academic calendar) in formal undergraduate and graduate instruction, including resident instruction and online instruction.  Note that teaching as part of Cooperative Extension does not qualify for nomination in this award category.

Recipients of this teaching award will obtain…

  1. A framed award certificate;
  2. A one-year membership to NACTA (at present, a $75 value);
  3. A one-time $500 departmental allotment in support of the recipient’s teaching program, or $1000 credit toward participation in the Annual NACTA Conference (generally held in June of each year).
  4. A third-time recipient of the Community of Teaching Excellence Award will be permanently inducted into the prestigious Academy of Teaching Excellence, and receive a framed certificate and a permanent 1% increase in base salary.  Members of the Academy of Teaching Excellence will be expected to participate in the annual review and selection process of teaching award nominations.

It is recommended that previous award winners of the Community of Teaching Excellence Award wait 2-3 years before resubmitting their packet for consideration to allow for a collection of evidence that portrays continuous improvement and contributions to the scholarship of teaching.

Due Date

5:00 PM Friday, November 10, 2017

Questions and comments as well as completed nomination packets for the 2017 Teaching Awards must be submitted to:

Tracy Hoover
Office for Undergraduate Education
101 Ag Administration Bldg.,
College of Agricultural Sciences,  Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA 16802-2602

Phone: 814-865-7521

tsh102@psu.edu