SUPA Teacher of the Year Awards 2013
SUPA’s Teacher of the Year Awards recognize the professional excellence, innovative teaching, and unparalleled enthusiasm of SUPA instructors who go “above and beyond” to make their students the best scholars they can be and who, by doing so, enrich their learning communities.
The nomination process will open in February 2013 for the 2013 SUPA Teacher of the Year Awards. The awards will be presented to two teachers at the 2013 Summer Institute. The recipients will be invited to the Summer Institute opening breakfast and presented with their awards, to include …
- A commemorative plaque
- A showcase profile on the SUPA website
- Mention in an SU press release, SUPA’s e-newsletter, social media, etc.
- Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by a colleague or supervisor.
- Cabdidates must be teaching an SU course through Project Advance this school year in any subject area.
- Nomination process opens TBD.
- Deadline for submission is TBD.
- The 2012 SUPA Teachers of the Year will be notified by TBD.
- Fill out a Nomination Form (see link above).
- Submit a Teaching Portfolio (see link above). Electronic portfolio submissions are preferred, and documents can be attached to the application form. Print portfolios also accepted—send to Teacher of the Year Awards, Syracuse University Project Advance, 400 Ostrom Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210. If you have any questions, contact our office at email@example.com or call 315.443.2404.
- Cover page: The cover page should include your name, institution, subject area, and contact information.
- Two letters of support: Including at least one letter from a colleague in your department; the other may be from another colleague, an administrator, or a former or current student.
- CV or professional resume: Three pages maximum length.
- Teaching philosophy statement: Answer one of the following topics (800-1,200 words) …
- How has teaching for SUPA impacted your pedagogical approach to your other courses or your general philosophy of teaching?
- What advice or observations would you offer to new SUPA instructors about to embark upon teaching SU courses at their own institutions (e.g., about the challenges of college readiness) and why?
- Along with Teaching Portfolio, submit supporting documentation. All supporting documentation should be uploaded together in one file, not to exceed 4 mb. If your supporting documentation exceeds 4 mb, it can be mailed to the address above or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org via YouSendIt (free file sharing up to 50 mb).
- Representative work by up to three students in your SUPA course.
- Sample SUPA lesson or unit plan.
- Introduction/reflective commentary on supporting documentation (500-800 words).
The Selection Committee will review the nominations, portfolios, and supporting documentation and choose two contributions that most closely match the following criteria.
A 2012 SUPA Teacher of the Year will demonstrate exceptional abilities in the following categories:
- Prepares students to succeed in college and beyond by demonstrating college readiness skills in the curriculum and pedagogy of the course (i.e., key cognitive strategies, content knowledge, behaviors, and habits of mind).
- Fosters academic inquiry, creative thinking, and collaborative learning.
- Utilizes effective and varied instructional techniques and assessment practices to help students develop into independent, self-reflective thinkers.
- Promotes scholarship-in-action, enabling students to connect and apply content knowledge and new skills to real-world issues.
- Engages with diverse perspectives in the classroom and curriculum and educates students for global citizenship.
- Models what it means to be a lifelong learner, by seeking out new scholarship or classroom technology, continuing to acquire pedagogy and content knowledge in one’s area of teaching, and incorporating innovative pedagogical practices in the classroom.
- Works to cultivate an intellectual community across institutional boundaries through professional development forums and other activities.