AFC 2019 Conference on College Teaching and Learning
Awards

Are you looking for opportunities to recognize your top faculty?  Do you have academic stars who have had an impact on college teaching who deserve recognition? Does you college have an exemplary teaching and learning center? This year, the AFC's Conference on College Teaching and Learning is awarding $5,500 in cash prizes to two outstanding faculty members and a successful teaching and learning center. To learn more about our three award programs and how to submit nominations read below.

Ernest L. Boyer Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology

All nominations and supporting documentation must be submitted by March 8th, 2019 (extended from earlier date).

This award is named in honor of the late Ernest L. Boyer, former Chancellor of the State University of New York and United States Commissioner of Education. One of the world’s leading educators and visionaries, he came to the presidency of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1979 and served in this role with great distinction until his death in 1995. He was named Educator of the Year by News and World Report in 1990, and in 1994, he was awarded the Charles Frankel Prize in the Humanities, a presidential citation.ErnestBoyerPhoto

The award honors highly creative faculty members who have contributed significantly to teaching, learning, and technology in higher education. Each institution of higher education may nominate one faculty member for the award, based on institution-wide searches. The persons nominated for the Boyer Award must have made contributions with broad, significantly positive effects on student learning, motivation, and creativity beyond their own departments and institutions. The award was first presented at the 8th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in 1997. 

A panel will review all nominations to identify a group of finalists and select the winner from among them. All finalists will be notified and required to make a presentation at the AFC Conference on College Teaching and Learning concerning the work for which he or she was nominated. The winner will be announced and honored at the Conference with a plaque and a $3,000 cash award.

Boyer Award Nominating Instructions and Guidelines (please read and print out the Nominating Instructions before using the Nomination Form below)

Nomination Form


Distinguished Faculty Award

All nominations and supporting documentation must be submitted by March 8th, 2019 (extended from earlier date).

The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes today’s most promising educators. The award is designed to pay tribute to educators who are guiding twenty-first century students into the future. New pedagogical techniques and creative thinking are needed to engage and motivate the students of tomorrow. This award recognizes tenured faculty who are meeting this challenge within their own institution, celebrates their current contributions to advancing education, and encourages their future contributions to the teaching profession.

A panel will review all nominations to identify a group of finalists and select the winner from among them.  All finalists will be notified and required to make a presentation at the AFC Conference on College Teaching and Learning concerning the work for which he or she was nominated.  The winner will be announced and honored at the Conference with a plaque and a $1,500 cash award.  

Distinguished Faculty Award Nominating Instructions and Guidelines (please read and print out the Nominating Instructions before using the Nomination Form below)

Nomination Form


Teaching and Learning Center Award (New Award!)

All nominations and supporting documentation must be submitted by
March 8th, 2019 (extended from earlier date).

The Teaching and Learning Center Award pays tribute to exemplary teaching and learning centers that inspire and advance teaching and learning. This award highlights the exemplary institutional programs and accomplishments of college centers demonstrated by their impact on student success, retention and graduation. Each college is eligible to submit one nomination.

A panel will review all nominations to identify a group of finalists and select the winner from among them.  All finalists will be notified and invited to have a lead faculty member make a presentation at the AFC Conference on College Teaching and Learning concerning the work for which the center was nominated.  The winner will be announced and honored at the Conference with a plaque and a $1,000 cash award.  

Teaching and Learning Center Award Nominating Instructions and Guidelines (please read and print out the Nominating Instructions before using the Nomination Form below)

Nomination Form


Professor of the Year Award (Faculty Commission Award)

The AFC Faculty Commission will be joining the Conference on College Teaching and Learning to offer presentations for its 2019 Professor of the Year (POY) competition. After presenting, the finalists will be judged and the winner announced and awarded a cash prize at the closing Awards Luncheon. For more information about the 2019 POY competition contact: Lori Bufka, [email protected].