Ohio University

The Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Overview

Recipient selection is based on excellence in teaching and meritorious academic pursuits both inside and outside the classroom, as acknowledged by peers and students, including: teaching practices and innovations, influences on curriculum, student mentoring, colleague mentoring, and scholarship with respect to teaching. Each award recipient will hold the title of Provost Teacher for three years and will receive $1,000 annually ($3,000 total) during that time.

Eligibility

Full-time instructional, non-tenure track faculty from one of Ohio University's campuses.

Selection Committee

The Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching Selection Committee evaluates applicants. The committee, selected by the associate provost for faculty and academic planning is composed of four instructional, non-tenure track faculty, one undergraduate student, and one graduate student. Faculty members on the committee serve three-year rotating terms. Students serve one-year terms.

The committee generally gives one award each year, but may elect to not give an award if no applicants meet award standards.

Nominations

All faculty, alumni, and students of Ohio University may nominate. Announcements inviting nominations will be sent out campus-wide during fall semester of each year. Instructional, non-tenure track faculty may be identified by the following titles: Assistant Professor of Instruction, Associate Professor of Instruction, or Professor of Instruction. If you are unsure whether or not the teacher you wish to nominate is in the instructional, non-tenure track classification you may wish to check the person's regional campus, department, or school website. 

Notification of Nomination

All eligible nominees are notified via an e-mail sent to their OHIO email address.

Application Information

Nominated faculty, click here to go to the application information page.

Selection Process

The committee selects up to four finalists based on the merit of their portfolios. Once selected, the committee observes each finalist in the classroom; interviews each finalist; and interviews his/her department chair, school director, or division coordinator. The committee then makes a determination as to which, if any, will receive the award.

A committee representative notifies winners and finalists after the selection process is complete.

If you have questions, please contact Marlene Poches, Executive Assistant for Academic Planning, at poches@ohio.edu or 740-593-9877; or Howard Dewald, Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning, at dewald@ohio.edu or at 740-593-2577.