Roger L. Nichols Excellence in Teaching Award
“The Roger L. Nichols Award for Excellence in Teaching is intended to enhance the quality of education in public health by honoring outstanding achievement in teaching at the Harvard School of Public Health. The Award shall recognize excellence in classroom instruction, capacity to inspire students and dedication to teaching. Members of the Faculty whose principal employment and primary academic affiliation is the School of Public Health are eligible for the award.”
The Committee is charged with receiving nominations for the award beginning in the Spring of each year with an end date of May 1. Nominations are reviewed by the Committee which will examine the prior three years of teaching experience at HSPH. Sources of supporting documentation will include data from course evaluations and other sources relevant to evaluating the above criteria for the award, which could include learning assessments, advising scores from graduate exit surveys, publication of educationally orientated articles and books, as well as participation in and promotion of educational processes and reform (e.g. CEP participation) at HSPH.
Nominees must have three or more years of HSPH teaching and advising experiences and be HSPH primary faculty. An awardee is not eligible to win this award again for a period of 10 years.
Teaching Assistant Award
The Harvard School of Public Health Teaching Awards represent a unique opportunity for students to reward instructors and teaching assistants who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, as characterized by commitment, preparation, quality of presentation, time for questions, and other factors related to instruction.
Instructor and teaching assistant awards will be determined on the basis of course evaluations. To include your evaluation in this process, it must be submitted by May 20, 2013. (Please note that students may complete their course evaluation after May 20, 2013 but feedback after that date cannot be considered as part of the Award process.)
Who is eligible to receive a teaching award?
HSPH instructors and teaching assistants.
Who may submit a nomination?
Current HSPH students may nominate instructors and teaching assistants through their course evaluations.
When is the deadline for nominations?
The 2013 nomination period has ended.