Weighing the Value and Effectiveness of Teaching Awards

Session Time and Location

Thu, 7 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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Maplewood B
Session Track
Session Format

Determining the value and effectiveness of teaching awards is a challenge. This presentation reports on an investigation in which faculty members from academic departments on the health science campus and the primarily undergraduate campus of a research university reported on their knowledge of about and attitudes toward a teaching award. Faculty members anticipated that the award would boost the winner’s dedication to teaching, they foresaw little impact on non-recipients. The presentation will engage the audience in a discussion of ways to structure awards to motivate non-recipients as well as alternative criteria and methods to assess the impact of teaching awards.

  • Session References +

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    Huggett, K. N., Greenbert, R. B., Rao, D., Richardson, B., Chauvin, Sh. W., Fulton, T. B., Kalishman, S., Littlefield, J., Perkowski, L., Robins, L., & Simpson, D. (2012). The design and utility of institutional teaching awards: A literature review. Medical Teacher, 34, 907-916.

    Svinicki, M., & Menges, R. (1996). Consistency within diversity: Guidelines for programs to honor exemplary teaching. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 65, 39-44.