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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.

The Instructional Innovation and Instructional Effectiveness awards are university-level awards, and the nomination details can be found on the Office of Faculty Affairs awards website:
https://faculty.gsu.edu/for-continuing-faculty/

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.
Important Dates:

  • Awards announced in Sept. (via website and in CETLOE newsletter)
  • Applications due: Dec. 9
  • Committee review completed by Jan. 20
  • Awardees notified: the week of Jan. 27


Nominees will submit nominations and attachments electronically to cetlawards@gsu.edu by Dec. 9.


2021-2022 Instructional Innovation Awardee


E. Fernando Doria
Institute for International Business, Robinson College of Business

Nominations for Instructional Innovation awards are available in the fall. Nominations for awards should be submitted to cetlawards@gsu.edu.

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.

2021-2022 Instructional Effectiveness Awardee

Jennifer Sengin
School of Music, College of the Arts

Nominations for Instructional Effectiveness awards are available in the fall. Nominations for awards should be submitted to cetlawards@gsu.edu

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.

Nominations should include a statement of how you integrate current issues on social justice into your courses(s) (maximum two pages). You can self-nominate or be nominated by your chair or an Associate Dean. Nominations for Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy awards are available in the fall.Nominations for Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy awards are available in the fall. Nominations for awards should be submitted to cetlawards@gsu.edu.

Learn more about the Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy Speaker Series >

2021-2022 Teaching for Social Justice Awardees


Desmond Goss
Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Ruchi Bhatnagar
Childhood and Elementary Education, College of Education and Human Development 
Register to Attend the Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy Talk with Desmond Goss 

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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