University Award for Distinguished Teaching
The University Award for Distinguished Teaching is the highest
honor granted to a member of the Butler faculty. It celebrates
a faculty member who has demonstrated truly outstanding effort,
accomplishment, and dedicated service to Butler students' best
educational interests. Nominators are encouraged to solicit an
updated CV from the nominee in order to provide explicit,
up-to-date examples, including, where applicable:
- The faculty member's excellence in her or his discipline.
- The faculty member's success in generating enthusiasm, insight,
and thought in classrooms, studios, or laboratories.
- Practices that show the faculty member to be creative,
stimulating, or responsive.
- Teaching that is especially collaborative, supportive, or
- Mentoring and advising that inspire academic excellence.
- Support for student research, scholarship, and creative
- Innovative and creative pedagogical approaches in teaching
style, evaluation methods, and/or course design.
- Ability to stimulate intellectual excitement and to motivate
- History of offering courses that are intellectually and/or
creatively rigorous and challenging.
- Promotion of a wide range of ideas and of a classroom climate
that supports the open expression of diverse opinions.
- Responsiveness to the needs of a diverse student body.
- Openness and receptiveness to different learning styles and
- Maintaining an atmosphere of integrity, civility, and respect
in the classroom/studio/lab.
- Providing support, encouragement, and inspiration.
- Accessibility in and beyond the classroom.
- Thoughtful mentoring and guidance of student projects.
- Evidence of student learning achievement.
- Presentations of teaching on campus or in other
- Practices that lead students to lives of purpose.