CST Faculty Awards

Honoring outstanding teaching, mentoring and research

2016 Distinguished Faculty Awards
Sunday, November 6

Logan Hotel
1 Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

5:00 PM Reception
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Awards Program

Faculty: Complimentary
Guest: $25
(Complimentary valet parking)

RSVP by Friday, October 28 by completing the RSVP form or by contacting Barbara Fles at barbara.fles@temple.edu

Award Details

The College of Science and Technology announces annual teaching awards to be granted in fall 2015. There will be awards in the following categories:

  1. Distinguished Teaching in the discipline by a tenured or tenure track faculty member.
  2. Distinguished Teaching in the discipline by a non-tenure track faculty member.
  3. CST Award for Student Mentoring.
  4. CST Teacher of the year.

Please nominate fellow faculty who have made a positive difference in their undergraduate or graduate classes or mentoring. Mentoring includes mentoring in classes, in classroom laboratories, in research laboratories, as well as career assistance. Self nominations are also accepted. Nominations should be entered on this web page


  • For nominations: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
  • Complete documentation: Wednesday, October 5, 2016


  • The committee (whose members are faculty who have received either the Great Teacher Award, the Lindback Award or a CST teaching award) choose awardees by:  Friday, October 14, 2016
  • Awards presentation at the Distinguished Faculty Awards Dinner: Sunday, November 6, 2016.



  • The tenured or tenure-track faculty member must have been at TU for at least 3 years as of the award ceremony.
  • The non tenure-track faculty member must have been at TU for at least 2 years as of the award ceremony.
  • The faculty member who has already been awarded the Great Teacher Award or the Lindback Award must wait five years after receiving the award.
  • Faculty will be considered for repeat awards after a five-year moratorium.
  • Unsuccessful candidates may be nominated the very next year.


Excellence in the different methods of teaching occurs in various contexts. It occurs in large classes, medium classes, small classes, one-on-one teaching and curriculum development. We expect the candidate to excel in a combination of these contexts. We will consider the following, among others, as factors:

  1. Mastery of the subject area;
  2. Development of effective and innovative methods and materials for teaching university students;
  3. Continuous efforts to evaluate and improve one's own teaching;
  4. Academic and professional achievements of students; and
  5. Effective relationships with students.

Documentation Period

Since these awards are designed to recognize current achievements, please document examples from the most recent five years.


Documentation Collection
All documentation (CVs, letters, evaluations, testimonials, SFFs, etc) should be uploaded to the awards upload web site. Both Temple people (students, supporting faculty, department representatives, etc) and non-Temple people (former students, former colleagues) can access this site securely, and uploaded documents will remain confidential, viewable only by the awards committee. Documentation will not be accepted by e-mail.

Faculty may submit nominations and applications through the following link:


Questions? Contact  cstteachingawards@temple.edu

Documentation Required
From the candidate

  1. An abbreviated Teaching Portfolio which might include: (1) a statement of one's teaching philosophy; (2) material from no more than one course such as syllabi, examinations, assignments and samples of student work; (3) examples of curriculum development activities in the department or the College if appropriate; and (4) evidence of individualized work with master's and/or doctoral students if appropriate.
  2. A brief curriculum vitae of the candidate

From a supporting faculty or department representative

  1. Faculty support letters (3-5 required). The letters can be internal or external.
  2. Reports of classroom visits from the instructor's peers if available.
  3. Comments from current and former students if available.
  4. An evaluation statement by a department chair or an appropriate departmental committee.