The University Teaching Council sponsors the Outstanding Teacher Awards (OTA) which are presented at the annual College Teaching Conference in the Fall.
You are invited to submit your nomination for the Outstanding Teaching Award. Sponsored by the University Teaching Council, this award is intended to honor outstanding teaching by non-tenure-track and part-time faculty at Kent State University. These awards parallel the Distinguished Teaching Awards sponsored by the Kent Alumni Association: Every year, three Kent faculty members will be honored with awards of $1,500 each for their outstanding achievements in teaching.
But first they must be nominated, and that is up to you
- A faculty member must have been on a non-tenure-track or part-time contract at the Kent Campus or any Regional Campus of the University for a minimum of five consecutive years (annually, not necessarily every semester), including the current academic year. Returning emeriti are excluded.
- Those receiving the awards must be on contract during the Fall semester in which the awards are presented.
- Those who received an Outstanding Teaching Award previously are not eligible.