Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

The Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty honors lecturers or adjuncts who demonstrate teaching excellence at RIT.


The candidate must be a non-tenure-track faculty member as defined in E6.0 - Policy on Faculty Rank, 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.

The candidate cannot be a recipient who received the award in the preceding seven years.


To determine teaching excellence, each nomination committee thoroughly investigates and establishes that the candidate has demonstrated excellence in teaching and an ongoing devotion to enhancing classroom teaching and student engagement.

Nomination Process

If you would like to nominate a non-tenure-track faculty member who excels at teaching, please complete and submit a nomination form when the application process opens in the spring.

For more information about the nomination process, go to section E12.7 of RIT’s University Policies.

Awards Ceremony

Award recipients will be honored at the Provost’s Celebration of Teaching and Scholarship awards.  

More information about ceremony

Award Recipients

Patricia Cyr, Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Karuna Koppula, Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Jessica Salamone, College of Health Sciences and Technology

Aaron Deever, Golisano College of Computing and Information Science

Philip Gelsomino II, Saunders College of Business

Heather L. Smith-Schmitz, National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Yufang Liu, College of Liberal Arts

Joe Williams, College of Liberal Arts

Jonathan Weissman, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Alan Reddig, College of Art and Design

Tim Landschoot, Kate Gleason College of Engineering


For more information, contact Sue Provenzano, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, at academicaffairs@rit.edu.