Teaching Innovations in Pedagogy and Scholarship (TIPS Teaching Award)

TIPS Mission:

TIPS is an annual teaching award given to one tenure track faculty member from each college who demonstrates outstanding evidence of the following criteria in an undergraduate or graduate course.

  • Implementing technology in teaching and learning outcomes throughout the course.
  • Integrating research projects and assignments related to the course content.
  • Providing field experiences related to the course goals.
  • Administering authentic and varied assessments related to the course content knowledge and skills.
  • Structuring collaborations among students and/or colleagues.

TIPS Strives to:

  • Recognize innovative, authentic learning experiences in the College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and the College of Education and Human Services.
  • Share the use of pragmatic pedagogy in teaching and learning experiences on the CFEST Campus Support website, as well as with other university and community publications.
  • Award annually each college’s TIPS recipient $500.00 toward travel to conferences or professional development.  
  • Honor each TIPS nominee with a recognition letter describing his/her innovation in the college classroom. 

TIPS Nomination, Evaluation, and Notification Process:

CFEST Campus Support Chair distributes through e-mail the TIPS Nomination Form to all Faculty in an email from the Provost's Office, as well as alerts Faculty to view criteria and rubrics on the CFEST website.

  1. Faculty and/or Courses within departments and colleges are nominated by Faculty members or Department Chairs.
    1. Faculty and Department Chairs can nominate more than one faculty member from a college.
    2. CFEST Campus Support Committee members cannot be nominated.
    3. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
      1. Distributes copies of the nominations and supporting documents to the committee for review (March).  All nominations will be reviewed by all committee members, thereby representing each college in the evaluation process.
    4. The CFEST Campus Support Chair and Committee:
      1. Write and distribute thank you letters to all nominees with a brief description of their innovation (April).
  2. Each Faculty nominator completes the application and attaches a brief (500 word) description of how the Professor is an innovative faculty member in teaching a specific course. Consider the following criteria:
    • Implementing technology in teaching and learning outcomes throughout the course.
    • Integrating research projects and assignments related to the course content.
    • Providing field experiences related to the course goals.
    • Administering authentic and varied assessments related to the course content knowledge and skills.
    • Structuring collaborations among students and/or colleagues.
  3. Faculty nominators submit nominations by March 1st to the CFEST Campus Support Chair.
    1. Provide 10 copies of the nomination form, brief description, and supporting documents.
  4. The CFEST Campus Support Chair distributes nominations to the CFEST Campus Support Committee for evaluation (see rubric) and discussion at the March CFEST Campus Support Meeting.
    1. The CFEST Campus Support Chair:
    2. Create a ranked list of faculty nominated by college.
    3. Share recommendations of TIPS recipients from each college with the Provost.
    4. Receive approval from the Provost to notify TIPS recipients.
    5. Notify the TIPS recipients and distribute monies.
    6. Highlight the TIPS recipients on the CFEST Campus Support website, as well as other publications.

TIPS Nomination Form

Download the form here 

Rubric for Evaluating TIPS Nominations 

Download the rubric here 

     

    Highlights

    2015-16 CFEST Grants Programs next application deadline is February 1, 2016.

    The FPDC grant deadline is January 25, 2016.

    Faculty Orientation 

    Contacts

    Grants Administration
    Co-Directors: 
    Sally Paulson x1274
    Paul Taylor x1705
    CFESTGrants@ship.edu

    Campus Support
    Director: Ashley Seibert x1203, acseibert@ship.edu

    New Faculty Mentorship
    Director: Lynn Baynum x1102, lfbayn@ship.edu