Innovative Teaching Awards

Kendall Center

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning and the Provost’s Office would like to recognize faculty who are engaged in innovative teaching (e.g., new uses of instructional technology, new ways to engage students in the learning process, new approaches to student collaboration, or new methods for improving student learning outcomes) and to encourage the dissemination of effective practices by sharing promising innovations with faculty more broadly. Therefore, we offer 2 Innovative Teaching Awards -- one that recognizes innovations at the Course or Curricular level ($1000 prize) and a second that recognizes innovative Assignments ($500 prize).

The criteria for the Innovative Teaching Award include:
· Rationale for the development and use of the innovative teaching methods.
· Clearly articulated description of innovative teaching methods.
· Evidence that innovative teaching methods were effective.

Call for Nominations
Faculty members are encouraged to self-nominate, but nominations may also be submitted by colleagues and students. Completed nominations should not exceed 2 pages and should be emailed to The nomination should include the nominee’s name, department, and a narrative that clearly addresses the criteria above as well as the contact information for the nominator if difference from the nominee.

Nominations must be received by 5 pm on Friday, November 4, 2022.

For more information or questions, please contact Pamela Conners, Kendall Center Director.


2021-2022 Recipients

Innovations at the Course or Currcular level
Henry MacCarthy, Associate Professor in Theatre and Dance
Course: T//D 110: Performance Practicum, T/D 119: Assistant Directing and TD 270: Intermediate Creative Research

Innovative Assignments 
Colleen Stockman, Assistant Professor in Art and Art History
Title: Repatriating the Parthenon Marbles: An Art History Midterm

Past Award Recipients:

2021-22 Innovative Teaching Award Recipients
2020-21 Innovative Teaching Award Recipients
2019-20 Innovative Teaching Award Recipients
2018-19 Innovative Teaching Award Recipients
2017-18 Innovative Teaching Award Recipients
2015-16 Innovative Teaching Award Recipients