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Teaching Excellence Award Description & Criteria
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AMATYC 2021
Teaching Excellence Award
Announcement

The AMATYC Teaching Excellence Award is given in odd-numbered years to outstanding two-year college mathematics instructors. The first round of awards was presented at the 1997 Annual Conference in Atlanta and every odd-numbered year since then. The next round of awards will be presented at the 2021 AMATYC Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Each awardee will receive an AMATYC medallion and a $500 check.

Selection Criteria

Teaching excellence is the main focus of the Teaching Excellence Award. Criteria for selection are:

  • Instructional Effectiveness and Support of Students
    innovative teaching strategies, alternative assessment methods, curriculum development, creating a learning environment for all students, accessible to students in and out of the classroom, etc.

25 points
  • Professional Involvement and Professional Development/Renewal Activities
    active participation in professional organizations, speeches, articles, conferences, etc.

10 points
  • Interaction with Colleagues
    sharing and discussing ideas with other colleagues

10 points
  • Service to Departments/Division/College
    active contributor to college community

5 points

Nominees must be AMATYC regular, life, or adjunct members whose primary assigned duties must be delivering instruction in an associate degree granting program. Nominees must have a minimum of 5 years of full-time equivalent mathematics teaching experience. Individuals can receive the award only once.

Nomination Packet


Nominations are invited from AMATYC individual members, AMATYC institutional members, or affiliates. Non-members, such as a supervisor, may nominate an AMATYC member. Members may nominate themselves. A completed nomination packet consists of a:

  • Nomination Form
  • Cover letter from the nominator (not to exceed 3 pages, in at least a 12-point font)
  • Resume or vita of the nominee (not to exceed 3 pages, in at least a 12-point font)
  • Letters of recommendation from each of: a student, a colleague, and a supervisor (not to exceed 1 page, in at least a 12-point font)
  • Summary of the candidate‚Äôs most recent student evaluations (not to exceed 2 pages,12-point font)

Policy dictates that additional information will NOT be considered.

The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2021 TE Award is December 10, 2020. For more information contact Laura Watkins by email at laura.watkins@gccaz.edu. You may also contact your AMATYC regional vice president or regional rep to the committee.


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