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For Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

The Arkansas State University Faculty Award for Teaching (Non-Tenure-Track) is presented each spring to a non-tenure-track faculty member who has evidenced significant and meritorious achievement in teaching.


  • Unusual effort devoted to ensuring the quality of students’ classroom learning experience.
  • Possession of high scholarly standards for both the rigor and currency of course content and for the level of student performance with respect to these standards.
  • Available measure of a faculty member’s direct impact on and involvement with students.

Submission Process

Applicants must submit a complete teaching portfolio for the award year, January 1 – December 31, 2021. Applicants are also encouraged to submit the previous year’s portfolio and supporting documents (January 1 – December 31, 2020). Information should be presented under the following headings:

  • A list of courses taught during the spring, summer, and fall 2021 semesters.
  • A copy of the syllabus for all courses taught (mark newly developed courses).
  • A summary of student evaluations for each course taught. Please report the student evaluations using the format below.













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[Course Mean]

 [College Mean]

[College Standard deviation]

  • No more than 12 written student statements from course evaluation forms.
  • Descriptions of innovative teaching methodology.
  • Evidence of professional growth as a teacher through formal and/or informal professional development activities.
  • Other supporting documents in the Appendix
    • Copy of instructor comments on students’ works.
    • Written statements of support from former students (optional)
    • Other items considered relevant in addressing the criteria for the award (optional)