Academy of Teaching Excellence

Academy of Teaching Excellence

Award Guidelines

Teaching Awards
William E. Wine Award Award Guidelines Dossier Guidelines Deadlines

The University Wine Teaching Award Committee selects three winners from eight nominees, one from each College. Each Wine Award winner receives a cash award of $2,000 and automatic induction into the Academy of Teaching Excellence.The University Committee will meet in February. At the selection meeting, the chair of each College Wine Teaching Award Committee will summarize the dossier of the nominee from that College.

Each College Wine Teaching Award Committee establishes its own procedures for selecting a nominee from candidates within the College. Contact your College chair for information about this year's process.

Note that because the William E. Wine Award recognizes "a history of university teaching excellence," the most competitive dossiers demonstrate continuity of excellence over a significant period of time. Also, the dossiers of award winners are those that prove most compelling to representatives from other colleges. Finally, the best evidence of strong teaching is a demonstration of student learning. The most competitive dossiers thoroughly describe what the nominees do and how they do it, as well as how students benefit from the experience. Be sure to follow the Dossier Guidelines closely.

Dossiers of each college's nominee must be received electronically, in PDF format by 5pm, February 9, 2018 at niemiera@vt.edu.

Alex Niemiera
Chair, 2017-2018 University Wine Award Selection Committee
Horticulture (0402)
231-6723

Those who have won a William E. Wine Award in the past or an Academy of Teaching Excellence University-level teaching award in the past seven years are not eligible.

Alumni Teaching Award Award Guidelines Dossier Guidelines Deadlines

Winners of the College-level Certificates of Teaching Excellence for the past three years - CTEs awarded in 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 are eligible for the University-level Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. Two awards are given each year, with recipients receiving a cash award of $2,000 and induction into the Academy of Teaching Excellence. To be considered for the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, CTE winners must submit a teaching dossier to the Alumni Teaching Award Selection Committee. Dossiers from previous years will not be automatically resubmitted.

For the award, CTE winners must submit dossiers that follow the Dossier Guidelines established by the Academy of Teaching Excellence in Fall 2006. The 2017-2018 Alumni Teaching Award Rubric depicts an example of the activities, materials, and evidence that will be discussed by the committee in the selection process.

Dossiers of each college's nominee must be received electronically, in PDF format by 5pm, February 9, 2018 at kwame@vt.edu.

Anthony ‘Kwame’ Harrison
Chair, 2017-2018 Alumni Award Excellence in Teaching Selection Committee
Sociology (0137)
231-4519

Those who have won the Alumni Teaching Award in the past or an Academy of Teaching Excellence University-level teaching award in the past seven years are not eligible.

University Sporn Award Award Guidelines Dossier Guidelines Deadlines

The University Sporn Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Subjects is selected by a committee comprised of student representatives from Omicron Delta Kappa. The committee selects one winner annually from nominations made by the students. The Sporn Award winner receives a cash award of $2,000 and automatic induction into the Academy of Teaching Excellence. Nominations from students are accepted until February 2, 2018. To access the nomination form, click here. Finalists must follow Dossier Guidelines of the Academy. Dossiers from finalists are due to the Chair of the selection committee in February and the student selection committee will meet during late February to select a winner.

This award is for teaching excellence in introductory subjects is made in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Philip J. Sporn. Dr. Sporn was president and chief executive officer of the American Electric Power Company. Nominations are received from students only. Eligible candidates for the Sporn Award are Virginia Tech faculty members who: are full-time employees; hold the rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, or instructor; and teach introductory courses at the 1000/2000 level.

Finalists selected from student nominations will be notified by the chair of the selection committee. Dossiers of the finalists must be received electronically, in PDF format by 5pm, February 23, 2018 at sskripak@vt.edu.

Stephen Skripak
Chair, 2017-2018 University Sporn Award Selection Committee
Management (0233)
231-7383

Those who have won a University Sporn Award in the past or an Academy of Teaching Excellence University-level teaching award in the past seven years are not eligible.