Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, January 8, 2010

Nominations sought for second year of Teaching Innovation Prizes

Five U-M faculty members who develop the most original approaches to teaching each will win a $5,000 U-M Teaching Innovation Prize. This is the second year of Provost Teresa Sullivan’s prize to honor and encourage creativity in the classroom.

For more information on nomination and selection processes, please go to

Students, faculty, department chairs, directors, deans, and staff members are invited to submit nominations for the prize. Faculty self-nominations also are encouraged. Nominations are due by 4 p.m. Jan. 28.

Examples of innovative teaching approaches may include new uses of instructional technology, new ways to engage students in the learning process, new approaches to student collaborations, or new methods for replicating the advantages of a small course in a large lecture.

Those eligible for the prize on the university’s Ann Arbor campus include tenured or tenure-track faculty, clinical instructional faculty, or lecturers who have continuing appointments.