NMSU Teaching Academy receives endowment to fund annual teaching award

February 5, 2014 by Staff, NMSU Hotline

The Teaching Academy’s annual Teaching Innovation Award has now been endowed in memory of Harry and Jenny Truly through a gift from Elise “Pookie” Sautter and Michael Sautter. It will now be designated the Truly Innovative Teaching Award. Harry and Jenny were Pookie’s parents who supported, praised, and encouraged both Pookie’s and Michael’s work as educators. The prize is $1,000 and the recipient is also recognized at the annual Teaching Academy Gala.

As in previous years, the award is presented to an NMSU educator (full-time, part-time or graduate student) who has made an innovation in teaching that has positively impacted student learning. Evidence of a positive impact should include student perceptions, increases in student evaluations, improvements in student grades and improvements in test scores for the same objective questions across semesters. This innovation also must have some connection to the Teaching Academy, i.e., you learned about it there or you gave a workshop about it there.

For more information and a prospectus, visit http://teaching.nmsu.edu/teaching-academy-awards. Applications are due March 3.

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