Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award
Description: To recognize members of the IEEE Education Society who have made outstanding contributions to teaching unusually early in their professional careers.
Prize: $1,000 honorarium, Plaque and Certificate; paid registration to the Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference.
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Education Society.
Eligibility: Full-time (or equivalent) faculty who are within the first ten years following receipt of their Ph.D. (or other appropriate terminal degree), and have had a minimum of two academic years of appointment as a faculty member, are eligible to be nominated. Individuals nominated for this award must be members of the IEEE Education Society and members of the IEEE.
Basis for Judging: The award is based upon evidence of distinction in teaching by faculty at an early stage in their careers, including teaching performance, development of new teaching methods, and curricular innovation, in fields of interest to the IEEE Education Society. Nominations must include the candidate’s statement of teaching philosophy and practice, a maximum of five letters of support from students and peers, and student evaluative data including comments. The committee counts contributions in three categories as having equal weighting in the final decision: teaching performance, development of new teaching methods, and curricular innovation.
Presentation: Annually, at the Frontiers in Education Conference.
Nomination Instructions: Nominations must include a cover letter summarizing the nominee’s qualifications with respect to the selection criteria listed above, a proposed award citation of no more than 30 words, a current biosketch or cv, which MUST contain the nominee's IEEE membership number, the nominee’s statement of teaching philosophy and practice, a maximum of five letters of support from students and peers, and student evaluative data including comments. Nominations must be submitted (preferably electronically) no later than June 15 to:
Vice President, Education Society
Chair, Awards Committee
Seyed Hossein Mousavinezhad
Chair, Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award
Idaho State University