Teaching Leadership Award

The Teaching Leadership Award fosters the pursuit of excellence in teaching and the development of teaching leaders. The award will honor Purdue faculty and their departments who foster excellence and growth in teaching.

The award supports faculty leading conversations on teaching and learning with their colleagues and departments. Faculty who submit successful proposals will be awarded $1,000, with their department receiving an additional $500. One proposal per department/unit will be considered with a total of up to 15 awards given across campus. 

The intended outcomes of this award are to:

  1. foster a culture of teaching excellence in academic departments,
  2. develop teaching leaders within all levels of Purdue faculty and
  3. introduce faculty members to teaching resources at the CIE.

The Teaching Academy Executive Council will review proposals and contact the faculty and department chairs. Faculty who submit successful proposals will meet with a member of the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) to review the proposal and consult on any questions about the activities that will be conducted.

Proposals are accepted until March 31 for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please see the full RFP for details here.

Please contact the Teaching Academy (teachingacademy@purdue) with any questions.


2019 - 2020 Teaching Leadership Awardees

  • Elizabeth Flaherty (Forestry and Natural Resources) — Faculty Learning Community for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Natural Resource Sciences
  • Kevin Hannon (Basic Medical Sciences) — Basic Medical Sciences: Discussions for Teaching Success
  • Diane Hountz (Nursing) — Fostering Team-teaching through Professional Development within Nursing Faculty
  • Adrie Koehler & Jennifer Richardson (Curriculum and Instruction) — Establishing Effective Instructor Presence in Online Environments
  • Sarah LaRose & Hui-Hui Wang (Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication) — Focusing on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) within Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication (ASEC)
  • Michael Mashtare (Agronomy/Environmental & Ecological Engineering) — Bringing it in-house: from an audit to bootcamp
  • Natasha Watkins (Human Development & Family Studies) — Leveling up the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Digital Teaching Workshop Series

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