Regional and National Teaching Awards

The Center for Teaching and Learning collaborates with faculty to develop robust, competitive dossiers for regional and national teaching awards. For more information about the awards and our processes, please contact Dr. Megan Mittelstadt at megan.mittelstadt@uga.edu. The SEC Faculty Awards and Fellows program are coordinated by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (provost.uga.edu/index.php/resources/). 

SEC Faculty Achievement Award

The award honor professors from SEC universities with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for other faculty and students. In presenting the awards, the SEC becomes the only Division I conference within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) currently recognizing university faculty for their achievements, unrelated to athletics or student-athletes. To be eligible for the SEC Faculty Achievement Award, a professor must be a teacher or scholar at an SEC university; have achieved the rank of full professor at an SEC university; have a record of extraordinary teaching; and have a record of scholarship that is recognized nationally and/or internationally.

For more information: http://www.thesecu.com/sec-faculty-achievement-awards.php

SEC Professor of the Year Award

The award honor professors from SEC universities with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for other faculty and students. In presenting the awards, the SEC becomes the only Division I conference within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) currently recognizing university faculty for their achievements, unrelated to athletics or student-athletes. To be eligible for the SEC Faculty Achievement Award, a professor must be a teacher or scholar at an SEC university; have achieved the rank of full professor at an SEC university; have a record of extraordinary teaching; and have a record of scholarship that is recognized nationally and/or internationally. The SEC Professor of the Year receives an additional $15,000 honorarium and will be recognized during the annual SEC Spring Banquet in May.

For more information: http://www.thesecu.com/sec-faculty-achievement-awards.php

SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows

The University of Georgia’s SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellowship provides an opportunity for faculty to work closely with select senior administrators (Mentors) to gain valuable knowledge and experience in academic leadership. The program is part of a broader initiative involving the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference, known as the Academic Leadership Development Program. The mission of the SEC ALDP is “to identify, develop, prepare, and advance faculty as academic leaders in and for the Southeastern Conference universities.”

For more information: http://provost.uga.edu/index.php/resources/fellowships/administrative-fellows-program/

Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

The Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers.  Individuals nominated for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching “should have a proven record as an extraordinary teacher with a positive, inspiring, and long-lasting effect on students, along with a record of distinguished scholarship.”  Applicants' discipline should correspond with academic units engaged in undergraduate teaching at Baylor (https://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=871985). The winner of the Cherry Award will receive a prize of $250,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the fall or spring semester; travel expenses and a furnished apartment will be provided. To further Baylor University’s commitment to great teaching, the winner’s home department will receive $25,000.

There is an internal selection process to identify one UGA nominee with whom CTL staff will collaborate on dossier development, securing supporting letters, etc. Interested candidates should submit the following by September 19, 2018:

For more information: http://www.baylor.edu/cherry_awards/ or contact Meg Mittelstadt at megan.mittelstadt@uga.edu.

Campus Technology Impact Awards

Formerly known as the Campus Technology Innovators Awards, the Impact Awards honor projects large and small that have had the greatest impact on the institution and on the higher education community.  Projects will be judged on their scale, uniqueness and impact, with a particular focus on the ways they are making a difference both to the institution and to higher education in general.

For more information: https://campustechnology.com/impact