The Office of the Provost is seeking nominations for the Teaching Innovation Award. The award is designed to honor faculty who have incorporated outstanding innovative teaching practices into their classes at Montana State University.

The selection committee will evaluate nominations on the evidence of innovative teaching practices that distinguish the nominee.


The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

•Evidence of innovative and/or novel teaching practices that have been incorporated within the past three years.

•Relative comprehensiveness of scope. The innovation must have involved changes in the way a subject is taught. For example, an activity that transpires in the course of one class period does not have the same influence as a pedagogical strategy that evolves over several class periods or an entire course.

•Measurable impact on teaching effectiveness, student success and/or retention.

•Potential or realized widespread use within or across disciplines.


Innovative practices will be expected to be grounded in best practices of the college and university teaching profession and/or the particular discipline.

Eligibility. To be eligible, individuals must be current tenure track or non-tenure track faculty who have completed a minimum of three years of teaching at MSU-Bozeman. Not eligible are current members of the selection committee and previous winners of the award.

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