Weighing the Value and Effectiveness of Teaching Awards
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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.