Awards

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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

Ernest Smith
College of Arts and Sciences Ernest  Smith When I began my full-time teaching career, the first text I taught was from Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed, where the Brazilian educator contrasts "problem-posing education" and "the banking concept of education." According to Freire, the key to education is dialogic learning, rather than the one direct...

Rani Vajravelu
College of Sciences Rani Vajravelu My teaching philosophy is to provide the best pedagogical experience that opens avenues for life-long learning. I help students to develop an appreciation for the course content which will prepare them for the work force and real world situations. I strongly believe that high quality education also can be cost...

Lisa Mills
College of Arts and Humanities Lisa Mills When I arrived at UCF eleven years ago I believed my primary role as an educator was to prepare students for a profession. My teaching philosophy has greatly changed since then, and my classroom activities and assessments reflect a new and evolving belief that I should learn from my students and that I have a res...