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Center for Educational Innovation

Awards & Recognitions

Each year, the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) provides events and recognition related to outstanding teaching. As part of Educational Innovation Week in the spring semester, a formal ceremony recognizes those who have completed the Dean’s Teaching Certificate and/or inducted into the Mastery of Teaching Certification Community. At the institutional level, a faculty member is recognized annually for work in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Contact CEI for selection guidelines and other details.

Dr. Martiqua Post receiving the Martinson SoTL Research Award January 2019

Dr. Martiqua Post receiving the Martinson SoTL Research Award January 2019

Martinson SoTL Research Award:
This annual institutional-level award recognizes outstanding educational research that focuses on cadet learning with an impact that extends beyond the study of the course period. Winners receive $2,500 to support further SoTL efforts.

Excellence in Inclusive Teaching Recognition:
The Excellence in Inclusive Teaching Recognition honors one faculty member for their outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion in and outside the classroom.  Such individuals demonstrate actions that enhance a sense of inclusivity in the classroom, encourage diverse perspectives, foster awareness of diversity issues and promote cultural competence. They advance a classroom climate that is collaborative, welcoming, respectful, and supportive of social and cultural differences.

Innovation in Assessment Recognition:
The Innovation in Assessment Recognition honors one academic program for demonstrating a commitment to continuous educational improvement through the use of innovative assessment practices and exemplary usage of data. Such programs demonstrate actions that promote data-based decision-making, foster responsible use of data in order to improve the cadet academic experience, and enhance the quality of their programs.

Innovative Teacher Recognition:
The Innovative Teacher Recognition honors a faculty member who demonstrates a pattern of teaching practice defined by active inquiry into those techniques and strategies that enhance cadet learning. Such individuals demonstrate a scholarly understanding of a broad array of pedagogies, a history of experimenting with new approaches in the classroom, and a habit of reflecting upon evidence of the effectiveness of those approaches.



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