Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award

Recognizes and rewards excellence among adjunct faculty members for course planning and preparation; curriculum development; and innovative teaching, advising, and mentoring.

Application or Nomination Due: Early December

Date of Notification: March

Application or Nomination Criteria
Nominations should be in the form of a 2-3 paragraph support letter from administrators (department chair, program director, teaching unit coordinator, dean, etc.), colleagues, or former students.

Evaluation Criteria
The support letter should briefly address how the faculty member meets some of the following criteria for teaching excellence:
• Growth and development as an educator
• Student and learner engagement
• Evidence of assessment of student learning and achievement
• Teaching effectiveness and impact

Composition of Review Team
The review team is composed of prior Teaching Excellence Award winners from across academic units and CTFE staff.

For more information, please contact the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence at or 703-993-8652.