College of Science Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination Process

The Awards recognize and reward outstanding NU College of Science faculty for excellence in teaching.  These teaching awards were established to confer honor upon individuals whose inspiration and contributions to student learning are truly significant. The award is presented annually. Each awardee receives a certificate and $1000. Up to three faculty may be selected each year.

Eligibility: All full-time faculty members in the College of Science are eligible.  Nominees must have completed at least three consecutive years of teaching experience in the Northeastern University College of Science prior to nomination.  Eligible faculty must have taught at least two different classroom, laboratory, seminar, or on-line/hybrid courses during the past two years.  All candidates are expected to have taught within the calendar year preceding nomination.  Faculty may be nominated on the basis of graduate teaching, but their qualifying experience must include undergraduate teaching.  While research supervision of individual students may be cited in support of a candidate, nominations should be based primarily on class instruction.

Qualifications:  All candidates must have:

  • Demonstrated success as a teacher by combining competence in subject matter with an ability to inspire students to higher levels of scholarship;
  • Improved the tools of and/or conditions for teaching (e.g., the development of courses, curricula and/or laboratories, application of innovative teaching strategies and/or assessment, fostering an inclusive learning environment);
  • Consistently demonstrated teaching effectiveness that exceeds the normal expectation for a faculty member.

Learn more here and fill out a nomination form here.