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University Awards

See the Provost's Web site for deadlines and submission criteria for the following awards:

  • UCF Faculty Excellence Awards
  • UCF Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awards
  • UCF Teaching Incentive Program (UCF-TIP)
  • UCF Research Incentive Award Program (RIA)

For more information about the faculty award programs including links to previous award recipients, visit the Faculty Resources page at the Office of the Provost web site.

For questions about the Excellence Awards, Teaching Incentive Program (TIP), and Research Incentive Program (RIA) Awards, contact the Office of Faculty Excellence.

Founders' Day Awards

See our listing of Founders' Day Award Winners here.

Teaching Excellence Awards

Faculty members who win the Teaching Excellence Awards on Founders' Day are also encouraged to provide a photo and teaching philosophy statement. Read the philosophies from these Teaching Excellence Award Winners here.

SoTL Awards

For criteria about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), check out Faculty Relations SoTL Information.

SoTL uses discovery, reflection, and evidence-based methods to research effective teaching and student learning. See our listing of SoTL Award Winners here.

Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching

The Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching recognizes one outstanding UCF faculty member who has taught at least one blended or fully online (M, W, V, RV) course within the previous academic year.


Faculty Spotlight View Other Award Winners

William Safranek
College of Medicine William  Safranek I do not know if many educators formally construct their teaching philosophy before they walk into a classroom for the first time; I certainly did not when I started as an adjunct instructor at UCF in 1996 or when I became a full-time instructor in 2005. I am certain all educators think strongly about the kind o...

Kristina Tollefson
College of Arts and Sciences Kristina   Tollefson I demonstrate a humanistic approach to teaching by modeling how to be a productive member of a learning community as I teach content, a lifelong aesthetic appreciation of art and theatre, and communication skills. My goal in exhibiting the behavior I ask my students to practice, including enthusiasm for th...

Mathilda Van Niekerk
College of Hospitality Management Mathilda     Van Niekerk My philosophy of teaching has developed over the course of many years of teaching and industry experience in South Africa and the USA.  Looking back on my career, I have found that my mission as a teacher has always been based on the following unchanging principles: I always want to ensure that my students un...