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President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

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Deadline to apply for the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching is February 14 of each year.


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The President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 

Formerly known as the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the purpose of the award is to recognize teachers who have promoted significant student learning evidenced by creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, the effective use of instructional technology and exceptional pedagogical skill.  Additionally, their impact on student faith, thought and character fully realizes Dr. Falwell’s vision of training leaders in all discipline areas.

Award Winners

Up to twelve faculty are recognized each year, evenly represented from undergraduate and graduate, residential and online programs. The award comes with a monetary prize, as well as recognition at commencement.

Congratulations to all of our previous winners.  To view the list of awardees, click here: winners.

Other Teaching Awards

Business Mathematics Research, Scholarship, Admin
Engineering, Technology Mentoring, Other Sciences
Intercultural, International Psychology, Counseling, Statistics Teaching

 

 

Engineering, Technology

ASEE Honorary Membership may be granted for eminent and distinguished service to mankind in education, whether engineering, engineering technology or allied fields

Recognizes organizations that make the best use of print, broadcast, or electronic media to (a) encourage K-12 students to enter engineering schools and pursue engineering careers and/or (b) influence public opinion and create recognition of the critical role that engineering plays in today's technology driven society.

Recognizes individuals who have retired or who are near the ends of their careers for sustained contributions to education in the fields of engineering and/or engineering technology.

Bestowed upon a distinguished engineering educator for contributions to the art of teaching, contributions to research and technical literature and achievements that contribute to the advancement of the profession of engineering college administration.

Presented annually to an individual innovator in engineering education who, by motivation and ability to extend beyond the accepted tradition, has made a significant contribution to the profession.

Recognizes outstanding early achievements by young engineering college research workers.

Honors an individual in business, industry, government or education who has made a significant positive impact on cooperative education programs in engineering and engineering technology.

This award is the highest ASEE award for service to education for engineering and engineering technology and allied fields. It is given for highly significant contributions made by individuals.

In recognition of long, continuous and distinguished service to education in engineering and engineering technology through active participation in the work of ASEE.

Conferred for outstanding achievements by an engineering or engineering technology educator in increasing student diversity within engineering and engineering technology programs.

Conferred upon active members of ASEE, who have been a member in any grade for at least 10 years, in recognition of outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology education.

Recognizes an engineering educator for excellence in teaching of engineering design and acknowledges other significant contributions related to engineering design teaching.

Recognizes and encourages both programmatic and individual excellence in engineering technology education.

Bestowed annually upon an outstanding young electrical/computer engineering educator in recognition of the educator's contributions to the profession.

An individual or team who has achieved excellence in collaboration between engineering or engineering technology education and industry will be considered for this award.

Made annually to a distinguished nuclear engineering educator in recognition of notable professional contributions to the teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate nuclear engineering students.

Recognizes outstanding service in engineering technology education.

Bestowed annually upon an outstanding aerospace engineering educator in recognition of the educator's contributions to the profession.

Recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of industrial engineering education and has demonstrated global cooperation and understanding through leadership and other initiatives.

Given for work that contributes to the advancement of technical and professional competence at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Committed to excellence in the instruction of engineering and engineering technology students and annually recognizes an outstanding engineering or engineering technology teacher from the section.

Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated classroom teaching excellence and teaching scholarship in engineering economy.

Teachers of any subject included in an ABET accredited engineering or engineering technology curriculum, including faculty teaching parallel courses at two-year or community colleges, are eligible.

Recognizes a mechanical engineering educator who is an outstanding teacher and who has made the following notable professional contributions:

Recognizes and honors outstanding women engineering educators.

Focuses on outstanding classroom performance, recognizes teachers of engineering and engineering technology students and serves as an incentive to make further significant contributions to teaching.

Recognizes the author(s) of the best paper published in the Journal of Engineering Education.

This award is the highest award for service to education for engineering and engineering technology and allied fields. It is given for highly significant contributions made by individuals.

Intercultural, International

Given to the best paper or article of the year on intergroup relations.

Honors a distinguished microbiologist who has exhibited exemplary leadership in the international microbiological community.

 

Recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of industrial engineering education and has demonstrated global cooperation and understanding through leadership and other initiatives.

Given to the best paper or article of the year on intercultural or international relations.

Mathematics

Enabling women mathematicians to attend conferences in their fields provides them a valuable opportunity to advance their research activities and their visibility in the research community.

Determined on a competitive basis by a selection panel consisting of distinguished mathematicians and mathematics education researchers appointed by the AWM.

Helps junior women to develop a long-term working and mentoring relationship with a senior mathematician.

Women mathematicians who wish to collaborate with an educational researcher or to learn about educational research may use the mentoring grants to travel to collaborate with or be mentored by a mathematics education researcher.

Mentoring, Other

Helps junior women to develop a long-term working and mentoring relationship with a senior mathematician.

Women mathematicians who wish to collaborate with an educational researcher or to learn about educational research may use the mentoring grants to travel to collaborate with or be mentored by a mathematics education researcher.

Recognizes a distinguished first book by a member of CAMWS. (Nominations for the 2013 award are now closed)

Awarded to a member who teaches classical subjects at a college or university. (Nomination deadline is Friday, December 14, 2012)

Psychology, Counseling, Statistics

Recognizes excellence in teaching psychology from part-time faculty.

Members of established reputation who have made outstanding contributions in some aspect of statistical work.

Presented to a distinguished senior researcher or teacher in nonparametric statistics. The Noether Young Scholar Award is presented to an accomplished young researcher to promote research and teaching in nonparametric statistics.

Recognizes teaching excellence in psychology for early career practitioners.

Presented annually for outstanding contributions to the development and integration of psychological research and social action.

For outstanding teaching/mentoring in areas related to the psychological study of social issues.

Recognizes a paper that is an outstanding application of statistics in any substantive field.

Sponsored by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement & Support of Education.

Established to honor the memory and distinguished career of Samuel S. Wilks by recognizing outstanding contributions to statistics.

For doctoral dissertations in psychology (or in a social science with psychological subject matter).

Recognizes outstanding collaborative efforts between statisticians and chemists.

Research, Scholarship, Administrative  

Enabling women mathematicians to attend conferences in their fields provides them a valuable opportunity to advance their research activities and their visibility in the research community.

Determined on a competitive basis by a selection panel consisting of distinguished mathematicians and mathematics education researchers appointed by the AWM.

Given to recognize long and distinguished service to the ESA, to the larger scientific community, and to the larger purpose of ecology in the public welfare.

Given annually by the Education and Human Resources Committee in recognition of long-standing contributions of an individual towards increasing the diversity of future ecologists through mentoring, teaching, or outreach.

Presented to the first author of a notable paper in biogeosciences that was published between January of the previous year and May of the current year.

Recognizes contributions to social issues researchers have made to the field early in their careers.

Awarded in recognition of early career excellence in scholarship as well as in service.

Recognizes students at the undergraduate and predoctoral levels for research excellence and potential.

 

Given for administration or development of research or innovation in research.

Bestowed annually upon those ASEE Campus Representatives who have demonstrated staunch support for ASEE on their campuses.

Sciences

ASM's premier award for sustained contributions to the microbiological sciences.

Honors a distinguished scientist in the field of clinical or diagnostic immunology.

Recognizes an individual whose career has been marked with outstanding contributions to the life sciences.

Honors excellence in the practice and promotion of effective, innovative teaching in biology.

Awarded for excellence in teaching plant biology.

Awarded for excellence in microbiology.

Honors an individual for exemplary teaching of microbiology and mentoring of students at the graduate and postgraduate levels.

Made triennially to a scientist or lay person in recognition of outstanding service to the science of plant biology. 

Provides life membership and Society publications to distinguished plant biologists from outside the US.

Honors a clinical microbiologist for research accomplishments leading to or forming the foundation for important applications in clinical microbiology.

Recognizes a microbiologist for the promotion of innovation in clinical laboratory science, dedication to ASM, and the advancement of clinical microbiology as a profession.

The award recipient is required to be a practicing educator who is also enrolled in a graduate program.

Given by the American Society of Plant Biologists to recognize young researchers.

Recognizes excellence in the field of photosynthesis.

Annual award for meritorious work in plant biology.

Recognizes a mature individual for distinguished teaching of undergraduate microbiology. 

ASM's premier award in antimicrobial research.

Recognizes distinguished accomplishments in interdisciplinary research and mentoring in microbiology.

This award is for outstanding plant research in support of agriculture

Recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching undergraduate physics with innovative teaching     methods

Supports research in the hot deserts of North America: Sonora, Mohave, Chihuahua, and Vizcaino.

Given to a teacher who has successfully developed and demonstrated an ionnovative approach to ecology/enviromental science.

A award of $300 dollars is given for the best presentation of paleoecological research by a graduate student at the Ecological Society of America's annual meeting.

Given annually by the Education and Human Resources Committee in recognition of long-standing contributions of an individual towards increasing the diversity of future ecologists through mentoring, teaching, or outreach.

Rewards fundamental research of unusual merit in microbiology or immunology by an individual who has not reached his/her 45th birthday.

Recognizes demonstrated excellence in outreach, public service, mentoring, or teaching by plant scientists at the beginning of their careers.

Given to a senior ecologist in recognition of an outstanding body of ecological work or of sustained ecological contributions of extraordinary merit.

Given to a distinguished ecologist who has made exceptional contributions to ecology and whose principal residence and site of ecological research are outside of North America.

Recognizes an ecologist for outstanding work in ecology education.

Recognition of excellence in teaching, leadership in curricular development, or authorship of effective teaching materials in the science of plant biology.

Granted in recognition of distinguished and long-term contributions to plant biology and service to the Society.

Honors a four-year college & university faculty member who demonstrates creativity and innovation in teaching.

Honors a four-year college faculty member for his/her recent contribution to research on teaching biology at the college level.

Honors a distinguished microbiologist who has exhibited exemplary leadership and service in the field of public health.

Given for an outstanding ecological research paper published by a younger researcher (the lead author must be 40 years of age or younger at the time of publication).

Recognizes work conducted by an early career scientist for work in Biogeosciences conducted after the completion of graduate school.

Honors a distinguished microbiologist who has exhibited exemplary leadership in the international microbiological community.

Recognizes and rewards early career scientists for research excellence and potential in microbiology and infectious diseases.

Presented to physicists and physics educators who made outstanding contributions to curriculum development, mentorship, and/ or classroom teaching in graduate physics education.

Made to a plant scientist whose work illuminates the present and suggests paths to enlighten the future.

Presented to one who has pioneered advances that have served to establish new directions of investigation in the plant sciences.

For major contributions to pathogenesis, vaccine discovery, vaccine development, and/or control of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Honors an ASM member who has shown exemplary leadership and commitment towards the substantial furthering of the profession of microbiology in research, education or technology in the developing world. 

Awarded for excellence in teaching biology.

Sponsored by: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Recognizes members undergraduate teachers who have made contributions to the field of biology.

Sponsored by the Society for College Science Teachers

Recognizes distinguished achievement in research and development in applied (non-clinical) and environmental microbiology.

Honors outstanding contributions to the application of biotechnology through fundamental microbiological research and development.

Honors a member of ASM for major contributions toward the full participation and advancement of women in microbiology.

Recognizes outstanding contributions in providing and promoting excellence in experimentation and laboratory instruction, consists of a $5,000 honorarium and an inscribed plaque.

Given to an established ecologist in mid-career for meritorious contributions to ecology, in the expectation of continued outstanding ecological research and who generally are within 20 years of receiving the PhD.

Recognizes post docs and faculty-level early career scientists, who have made excellent contributions in the area of bioenergy research.

Available to promote active collaboration and exchange of ideas between foreign and U.S.A. ecologists.

Recognizes an undergraduate college biology instructor who has demonstrated outstanding and creative teaching of biotechnology.

Recognizes an outstanding, bench-level clinical microbiologist.

Recognizes research excellence and potential to further the educational or research objectives of an outstanding young clinical scientist.

Recognizes outstanding collaborative efforts between statisticians and chemists.

Established for a scientist who has served the science of plant biology.

Given to the authors of a scholarly work that makes the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences.

Recognizes an ABMM or ABMLI Diplomate for outstanding contributions to the professional recognition of clinical microbiologists and/or immunologists.

Recognizes outstanding efforts by a scientist who has demonstrated the importance of microbial biodiversity through sustained curatorial or stewardship activities for a major resource used by the scientific community.

Honors contributions for research and training of minorities in microbiology.

Recognizes publications that make outstanding contributions to the design and/or analysis of interlaboratory tests or describe ingenious approaches to the planning and evaluation of data from tests.

Given to honor an outstanding contributor to the fields of geobotany and/or physiographic ecology.

Teaching

Awarded to a member who teaches classical subjects at a college or university.

Made for exceptionally creative, independent contributions by a member of the Society who is not more than five years post-Ph.D.

Recognition of excellence in teaching, leadership in curricular development, or authorship of effective teaching materials in the science of plant biology.

Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Fulbright Awards recognize and encourage excellence in teaching in the U.S. and abroad.

Solicits stories from students about inspirational teachers.

Sponsored by: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Recognizes students at the undergraduate and predoctoral levels for research excellence and potential.

 

Sponsored by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement & Support of Education.