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In Celebration of Teaching Excellence

“We are strong believers in the importance of education and have always been impressed with the quality of teaching at RIT.” - Richard and Virginia Eisenhart

Eisenhart Awards for Outstanding Teaching
This award encourages the professional growth and development of RIT faculty and specifically recognizes those members of the academic body who contribute most to enhance student learning. Full-time faculty with seven years or more of full-time teaching experince are eligible for this award.

Richard and Virgina Eisenhart Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching
This award supports undergraduate education at RIT by recognizing the fundamental importance of the quality of teaching to the value of the education process; supporting faculty who have taught three years or less in their pursuit of excellence in teaching and leadership in the campus community; assisting the Institute in nurturing the academic climate that fosters teaching at its best; and enhancing teaching as a profession.

Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Candidate must be non-tenure-track faculty and in each of the three consecutive years preceding the nomination has either taught at least one academic course each academic term; or taught at least four courses over the span of an academic year.