The award will be given to the part time or adjunct faculty member who has demonstrated significant achievement in classroom teaching. The four criteria that will be used as the basis for this judgment are:
- Instructor communicates enthusiasm and passion for the subject.
- Instructor is willing to take risks, to innovate, to work cooperatively with colleagues and students, and to revise and refresh course content.
- Instructor is able to engage students in the course and hold their attention; instructor challenges students and motivates them to learn.
- Instructor displays a genuine interest in students and their progress in the course.