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Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award


This award recognizes excellence in teaching by an adjunct faculty member and carries a one-time allocation of $2,000 in support of faculty development.


This award is based on work done at UMBC, and nominees must have taught a minimum of 13 courses (a minimum of 39 credits) and have taught for at least six semesters at UMBC. Up to one award will be made in each college in any given year. Faculty members may receive this award only once.

Selection Criteria

This award is based on overall excellence of the faculty member’s teaching accomplishments in all courses taught during the last six semesters (or the last six courses taught, whichever is greater).

The award recipient shall have demonstrated a record of improvement in student learning. Nominations should clearly describe how the nominee meets the following selection criteria:

  • effectiveness in engaging students and supporting student success
  • where appropriate, innovation in course development, pedagogy, and assessment of student learning
  • commitment to continuous improvement in student learning outcomes