Just as I’m wrapping up my teaching for this semester, I received a note that says I’ve been nominated for The Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence by the business school. This is an annual prize to recognize business faculty contributions to teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses. The Franklin Prize has 6 awards: three for undergraduate, and three for MBA/MSc teaching. I have been nominated as a candidate for the Undergraduate Teaching category.
This nomination is based on my teaching performance in Spring 2014, but I’m sure evaluations for my Spring 2013 course help too. (Student evaluations for Spring 2015 course has yet been officially released… perhaps I will have another shot next year). I’m glad students generally enjoyed the course, and I’m grateful for their positive evaluations. Receiving this nomination shows that I’ve been doing something right in my teaching — now I just need to figure what these right things are.