2020 Provost Innovation in Teaching Award Nomination Process

Purpose: The Provost’s Innovation in Teaching Award recognizes a faculty member or faculty team who has used exceptional creativity in the use of innovative approaches to promote student-centered learning. This annual award will be based on the demonstrated success of the innovation(s), as well as evidence of impact on students, colleagues, and the potential for wider adoption. 

Eligibility: The award is open to all Main Campus full-time faculty in any discipline who teach undergraduate and/or graduate students in face-to-face courses as well as blended and online learning formats at Georgetown University. A wide variety of innovations will be considered. The innovations may have been used throughout a course, in special assignments, or in other learning activities. They may employ the innovative use of learning technologies and/or pedagogical methods.

Criteria: This award recognizes a specific innovation or a set of closely connected or integrated initiatives implemented at the same time. Innovative teaching is broadly defined. The nomination must clearly convey the following:

  • Clear statement of the initiative(s) and why the initiative was undertaken (i.e., the instructional challenges or opportunities being addressed by the innovation)
  • Creativity of teaching strategy and/or its implementation
  • Demonstrated positive impact (i.e., clearly assessed by evidence) on student learning and/or engagement for diverse students
  • Potential to adopt the teaching strategy, or key components, within and across disciplines (i.e., how readily can this innovation be adopted by others? Are special materials or special equipment required?)
  • How the innovation has been shared by the faculty member with others to date, or specific information about plans to share the innovation in the future (e.g. presentations, publication)

Nominations: Nominations may be made by Deans, chairs and unit heads to the Office of the Provost. 

The nomination package should be no longer than three (3) pages excluding the supporting materials and CV. The information should be submitted to the Provost’s Office via email to provost@georgetown.edu.

Selection Process: A selection committee, chaired by the Vice Provost for Education, will be appointed by the Provost. After selection and University-wide recognition, the faculty member will present their innovation in teaching to the Georgetown University Community at a public event.  

Timeline: 2020 Nomination Cycle

April 20, 2020: Nominations due 

May 1, 2020: Selection Committee makes recommendations to the Provost

September 2020: Innovation in Teaching Award recipients present at the awards ceremony