Outstanding Senior Teacher: Faculty with six or more years of teaching experience at the college level (combined at MU or elsewhere).
Outstanding Early Career Teacher: Faculty with less than six years of teaching experience at the college level (combined at MU or elsewhere).
Outstanding teaching awards are based on three criteria:
Recipients must demonstrate, documented by student/peer evaluation, clarity of presentations and assignments, variability of instructional materials and teaching methodology, enthusiasm for their subject matter and for teaching, and a teaching style that provides a variety of opportunities for students to learn. The subject matter must also be viewed by students as relevant, meaningful and organized as well as taught in a manner that demonstrates how to apply the course content.
Teaching Outside the Classroom
Recipients must demonstrate superior advising and counseling as well as show evidence of working to ensure student success outside the classroom.
Other Teaching-Related Activities
Recipients must contribute to the scholarship of teaching (e.g. through teaching publications and/or presentations), be a continual learner of the teaching/learning process and environment, and participate in teaching improvement workshops, seminars or conferences.