Provost’s Innovation in Teaching Award

Dr. Robert M. Groves, Provost

“We are celebrating innovation in pedagogy. Innovation means you’re taking a risk; not all innovations work…so we’re also celebrating courage today.”

The Provost’s Innovation in Teaching Award was launched in Fall 2018 by Provost Robert Groves. It recognizes a faculty member, a faculty team, or a whole department/unit that has exhibited exceptional creativity and innovative approaches to promote student-centered learning. This annual award will be based on the extent of innovation, as well as evidence of impact on students, colleagues, and the potential for wider adoption. The award recipient(s) will present their innovation to the Georgetown University Community as part of the award presentation ceremony. The award is open to all full-time faculty in any discipline who teach undergraduate and/or graduate students on the Main Campus at Georgetown University. 

The Provost’s Innovation in Teaching Awards and the Showcase are supported by the Bill (B ‘92) and Karen Sonneborn Innovation Fund. Created in Spring 2019, the fund supports activities that advance Georgetown’s leadership in innovation and equitable educational approaches.