EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING COMMITTEE
[ MEMBERSHIP AND DOCUMENTS 2013-14 ]
[ MEMBERSHIP AND DOCUMENTS 2012-13 ]
[ MEMBERSHIP AND DOCUMENTS 2011-12 ]
[ MEMBERSHIP AND DOCUMENTS 2010-11 ]
[ MISSION ]
The purpose of this committee is to advise the president regarding the Excellence in Teaching Award.
[ BY LAWS ]
EIT Committee membership includes: (a) one member of the teaching faculty from each undergraduate school, (b) a student selected by the Student Government Association, (b) an alumna/us selected by the Alumni Association, and (c) each of the full-time award recipients from the past two years. All members of the Committee will serve two-year terms, and the award recipients will serve as Chair of the Committee during the second year of their term.
Election of Members
Each year, the Faculty Senate will elect two members of the Committee for a two-year term. Members from the School of Engineering and Technology and the School of Arts and Sciences will be elected in even years, and members from the School of Education and Professional Studies and the School of Business will be elected in odd years.
Purpose of Award
The excellence in Teaching Award has been designed to recognize the importance of good teaching at CCSU. Selection will be based on evidence of excellence in the following areas on a continuing basis, not merely an isolated brilliant performance:
- Knowledge of discipline
- Commitment to the intellectual development of students in part through understanding of the subject and developing constructive attitudes in students
- Originality and creativity in teaching styles and techniques
- Ability to secure the respect and confidence of both students and colleagues
- Ability to inspire students, as a teacher, mentor and advisor, through rigor in intellectual endeavors, personal integrity, contagious enthusiasm, and encouragement of students’ independent thinking.
Criteria for Eligibility
Any member of the CCSU teaching faculty, excluding previous EIT award recipients and current EIT Committee members, may be nominated. Faculty with less than 3 years of service at CCSU will be eligible for Honor Roll recognition only. The EIT Committee will select an award recipient who is a full-time teaching faculty member, and may choose to present an additional EIT award to an adjunct teaching faculty member, if the committee deems it appropriate.
Only nominations by students or alumni will be accepted.
Nominee may not be a previous Excellence in Teaching Award recipient.
If an eligible nominee wishes to be considered he/she must be willing to submit materials requested by the selection committee.
Approved by the Faculty Senate: May 10, 2010