UB Teaching Innovation Award


  • Recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching innovation (may include, but is not limited to, innovative uses of educational technology). Innovations must have a demonstrable effect on enhancing student-learning outcomes.
  • Achievement should be truly innovative – not something borrowed from another school
  • Its effectiveness should be clearly assessed and documented
  • It should be widely disseminated – preferably in a publication
  • All full-time UB faculty are eligible for this award
  • The number of nominations determined annually by the Provost's Office (based on faculty headcount for the School).


  • Departments should consult with the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs to discuss the candidacy of an individual.
  • The department should begin the process of compiling the dossier as soon as possible after notifying the Dean's Office. Please allow yourself ample time to send requests and receive responses from student evaluators and obtain the appropriate supporting documents.
  • An initial copy of the final dossier should be given to the Dean's Office as soon as it is complete (but no later than the first working day in February). The dossier will be reviewed, recommendations will be made for any changes and the notated copy will be returned to the department.
  • Once the department has made corrections, the original dossier and 3 copies should be returned to the Dean's Office. The dossiers will be delivered to the Provost's Office no later than March 1st.

Nomination to include (in the following order)

  • Chair's Letter (2-3 pages) that
    • provides a critical analysis and clear argument (including appropriate documentation, citation reports, etc.) that substantiates the merit of the candidate's work as outlined in the Criteria above.
  • Candidate's Vita
  • Supporting materials (how impact has been assessed, benefit to students or other faculty, etc.)
  • Teaching evaluation scores with comparisons to department norms (graphs are best).
  • Student evaluative comments and/or letters specifically addressing the teaching innovation

SPHHP Due Date

  • January 31