Criteria for Nomination


Bromilow Teaching Excellence Award

Philosophy – An excellent teacher must above all document his/her effectiveness at knowledge transferal and ability to induce critical thinking. Student evaluations are the primary instrument of assessing teaching skills as they represent feedback from those who are extended observers of and beneficiaries of these skills. Other evaluations allow one to complete the picture of his/her abilities as a teacher. Faculty who consider themselves to be excellent teachers must be able to demonstrate that they remain current with existing practice in ones field as well as with new developments that will enhance this practice. Excellent teachers will be able to demonstrate growth as a teacher and, over their career, demonstrate productivity in all major areas detailed below.

1. Must demonstrate effectiveness in the classroom as indicated by objective and standardized student evaluations and at least one of the following:

  1. Peer evaluation
  2. Alumni evaluation
  3. Administrative evaluation
  4. Other (Teaching awards, etc.)

2. Must show excellence in at least 2 or effectiveness in all of the following:

       a. Curricula Development:

  1. New course development.
  2. Research generated concepts brought to the classroom.
  3. New teaching procedures brought to the classroom.
  4. Committee work in support of curricula development.

      b. Publications/Promotion of Teaching:

  1. Textbooks.
  2. Papers published in support of teaching.
  3. Promotion of new teaching ideas e.g. invited speaker at a teaching seminar or speaker at an education conference.
  4. Active membership in societies that promote teaching excellence e.g. American Society of Engineering Education.

     c. Student Activities:

  1. Advising, helping to solve student problems.
  2. Setting up or working in a tutoring laboratory.
  3. Active participation as a Faculty Advisor of a student organization.
  4. Promotion of student participation in off-campus activities (Student paper contests, field trips, design contests, etc.)
  5. Working to secure employment for students.
  6. Activities in support of student recruitment.

     d. Laboratories:

  1. Development of innovative experiments or models.
  2. Knowledgeable in the operation of equipment.
  3. Obtaining equipment, materials or funding in support of teaching from outside sources.
  4. Working with students on projects.

    e. Alternate Teaching Environments:

  1. Development of computer assisted education.
  2. Participation in teleclassroom teaching.
  3. Off-campus teaching.
  4. Development of or participation in short courses or schools.

Bromilow Research Award Recipients

Bromilow Outstanding Staff Service Award Recipients

The Bromilow Awards are given annually by the College of Engineering in honor of Frank Bromilow’s leadership and enhancement of the quality of faculty and staff during his tenure as Dean of the College of Engineering . The nominations for this annual award are submitted by department heads, faculty and staff of the College of Engineering in recognition of employee dedication and outstanding service to the College.

Eligibility: All full-time staff employees of the College of Engineering .

Criteria: Recognition will be for superior service, such as:

  • long-term service
  • assistance to student organizations
  • election or appointment to service as an officer in a university or community organization serving the students, staff or the public
  • outstanding service on university committees
  • special contributions to their respective departments

Nomination: Anyone in the College of Engineering may nominate a deserving staff member. The nomination should be accompanied by supporting statements from the individual’s immediate supervisor, and should address the nominee’s major accomplishments with respect to criteria listed above. The Awards Committee will annually make recommendations to the Dean. THE AWARDS COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE INELIGIBLE TO NOMINATE!