Outstanding Faculty Teacher

COSAM Outstanding Faculty Teacher

Instruction lies at the very core of COSAM’s academic mission, and thus exists a long-standing acknowledgment of the importance of teaching excellence within our College’s courses and curricula. In recognition of this achievement, the COSAM Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award was established. An award is given annually from nominations received from the five COSAM departments, and recognized each spring term at the COSAM Honors Convocation.

Nomination Procedure
Each department may nominate ONE (1) faculty member (tenure-or non-tenure track) for this award. Nomination packets must include:

  • Nominating letter (typically from the department chair or department awards committee chair)
  • The nominee's CV, including the full record of courses taught at Auburn
  • Teaching evaluations (graduate and undergraduate courses) from the last five years
  • Peer teaching evaluations (from at least one course)
  • Two or three letters of support (no more than four letters total), including letters from students. Letters must address the nominee’s teaching performance.

It is the responsibility of the candidate's sponsor/nominator to assemble all nominating materials. These should be combined into a single PDF file and uploaded to the awards web site at the link below by 4:45 p.m. on March 1, 2020.

Submit a nomination package

Award - Each recipient receives $1,000 and a framed certificate.

Current Recipient:


Matthew Kearley

Matthew A. Kearley - Biological Sciences

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