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Instructional Awards

CETLOE helps coordinate these Instructional Awards. The links below provide application information on each award. Have questions about these awards? CETLOE offers consultation to help you in developing your submission. Contact lcarruth@gsu.edu to discuss your idea.

Instructional Innovation Award

The purpose of the Instructional Innovation Award is to recognize and share at the university level outstanding innovations in teaching that result in improved learning. This award recognizes innovative teaching practices designed to improve student learning in online, blended or face-to-face courses. Innovations may include any novel teaching strategy or tool designed to enhance student learning.

2020-2021 Instructional Innovation Awardee


Mourad Dakhli
International Business, RCB

Instructional Effectiveness Award

The purpose of the Instructional Effectiveness Award is to recognize an instructor who demonstrates a strong commitment to teaching and student success and to share at the university level outstanding approaches in instruction that are creative and effective in engaging students in the learning process.

2020-2021 Instructional Effectiveness Awardee

Kelly Cranford
Accounting, Perimeter

Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward instructors who integrate current social justice issues into their courses to better engage Georgia State students in order to help them to develop their social, emotional and expressive capacities. This award recognizes instructional strategies that have been used to successfully incorporate social justice themes into various disciplines and result in positive student outcomes.

2020-2021 Teaching for Social Justice Awardees


Owen Cantrell
English, Perimeter

Ewa McGrail
Middle/Secondary Ed, CEHD

Faculty Awards

The following awards are offered by the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs. Please direct questions regarding these awards, nominations, and materials to OFAawards@gsu.edu.

  • Distinguished University Professorship
  • Alumni Distinguished Professorship
  • Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award
  • Exceptional Service Award

Learn More About these Awards >


University System Awards

The USG offers various Teaching Excellence awards for faculty members who push the boundaries on teaching, learning, and student success. Awards at the system level include:

  • Regents’ Momentum Year Award for Excellence in Advising and Student Success
  • Regents’ Momentum Year Award for Excellence in Teaching and Curricular Innovation
  • Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Department or Program
  • Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching
  • Felton Jenkins Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award (Excellence in Teaching)
  • Regents’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

NEW: Please include a letter of support from Department Chair or Associate Dean with nomination materials. 

GSU can have one nominee from the Atlanta Campus and one nominee from Perimeter College for each of the awards above. For more information on the awards, see: https://www.usg.edu/faculty_affairs/awards


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