Teaching Academy Grants and Awards
The WSU Teaching Academy offers regular awards to WSU faculty.
- Outstanding Publication in the Scholarship of Teaching in Higher Education: This annual award is presented to a WSU faculty member or members to recognize an outstanding publication in the scholarship of teaching in higher education. The next due date for applications for this award is March 22, 2024.
- Teaching Conference Registration Award: The purpose of this award is to cover the cost of registration fees to attend a conference/ meeting/ workshop that will directly enhance the applicant’s classroom teaching and/or scholarship of teaching. The next due date for applications for this award is March 22, 2024.
- Award for Excellence in Teaching a Large Class: The purpose of this award is to recognize achievement in teaching in one of the most difficult contexts – class sections of more than 50 students. The next due date for nominations for this award is March 22, 2024.
- Book Club Awards: These awards are presented to faculty who demonstrate successful implementation of Teaching Academy Book Club topics and/or strategies into their classroom teaching. Awards announced in late March / early April 2024.
University-Level Grants and Awards
Members of the Teaching Academy regularly support review of nominations for several university-level grants and awards that recognize teaching. Many members are previous recipients of such grants and awards.
- Smith Teaching and Learning Grants: The Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment is to help “recognize and reward innovative ideas to enhance learning and teaching at WSU.”
- President’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Career Track Faculty: Career track faculty at any rank are eligible. Two awardees expected each year.
- Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Instruction: Tenure/track faculty are eligible. One awardee expected each year.
- Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching: Awarded each year for outstanding teaching in WSU’s University Common Requirements (UCORE) program of general education. Faculty at track or rank are eligible.
Visit the Provost’s Awards page for additional university level awards that, among other criteria, recognize teaching excellence. Be sure to check with your college about teaching awards and grants that it offers.