This award is designed to acknowledge and celebrate dedicated, innovative and inspirational teaching in art history or related fields. Recognizing the value of teaching as a constitutive element of scholarship, this award is presented to scholars who have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and have established creative pedagogical approaches towards socially-responsive teaching. These awards honor scholars who have maintained high standards of teaching practice, inspired diverse students and have encouraged critical thinking in the field.
Two awards are made, one from each of the following categories:
- Distinguished Teaching Award for candidates who, over ten years or more, have demonstrated a commitment to teaching
- Early and Mid-Career Teaching Award for candidates who, over four years or more, have demonstrated a commitment to teaching.
Candidates may be nominated by members of ACASA or may self-nominate
All submissions should include the following materials:
- a one-page summary of teaching philosophy
- a list of courses taught and syllabi demonstrating course design (e.g. outcomes, assessment, assignments, learning materials)
- course evaluations
- letters of support from two colleagues
The award submission window is currently open.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
The following criteria are not exclusive or exhaustive. Candidates in the both categories should demonstrate the following:
- excellent in course design in which the outcomes, assessments, and teaching activities are aligned
- evidence of teaching students with diverse experiences and needs
- a use of a range of teaching methods that demonstrate innovation (e.g. interactive/learner-centered, blended methods)
- facilitation of critical thinking in teaching
- membership in good standing in ACASA Join ACASA.
Please contact the ACASA Secretary for questions or comments.
2021 ACASA Awards for Teaching Excellence Recipients
Cynthia Becker, Associate Professor, Boston University
Henry Drewal, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison