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Door Prize Books

Gurung and Schwartz. (2012). Optimizing Teaching and Learning: Practicing Pedagogical Research.  Wiley-Blackwell.

Schwartz, B.A.  (2012). Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education. American Psychological Association.


Panelists and CTE Award Winners 2014-2015
Dr. Crystal Machado. Professional Studies in Education. Pedagogical Research
Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger. John Woolcock. Teacher/Scholar for Reflective Practice
Dr. Melissa Swauger. Experiential Education

Resources Available through IUP Libraries

Journal Articles

Beatriz, J. b., & Zoia, B. (2012). The teaching portfolio and the university teacher's professional knowledge. ASEAN Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 4(2), 95-96. 

Bhargava, P., Patel, V., Iyer, R., Moshiri, M., Robinson, T., Lall, C., & Heller, M. (2015). Academic portfolio in the digital era: Organizing and maintaining a portfolio using reference managers. Journal of Digital Imaging, 28(1), 10-17.

Cohen, J. (2003). Documenting teaching excellence with peer review of teaching. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 58(2), 115-118.

Fong, R. W., Lee, J. C., Chang, C., Zhang, Z., Ngai, A. C., & Lim, C. P. (2014). Digital teaching portfolio in higher education: Examining colleagues' perceptions to inform implementation strategies. The Internet and Higher Education, 60. doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2013.06.003

Glanville, I., & Houde, S. (2004). The scholarship of teaching: implications for nursing faculty. Journal of Professional Nursing, 20(1), 7-14.

McColgan, K., & Blackwood, B. (2009). A systematic review protocol on the use of teaching portfolios for educators in further and higher education. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(12), 2500-2507. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05189.x

Murphy, T., MacLaren, I., & Flynn, S. (2008). Toward a summative system for the assessment of teaching quality in higher education. International Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 20(2), 226-236.

Simpson, D., Fincher, R., Hafler, J., Irby, D., Richards, B., Rosenfeld, G., & Viggiano, T. (2007). Advancing educators and education by defining the components and evidence associated with educational scholarship. Medical Education, 41(10), 1002-1009.

Wattiaux, M., Moore, J., Rastani, R., & Crump, P. (2010). Excellence in teaching for promotion and tenure in animal and dairy sciences at doctoral/research universities: A faculty perspective.  Journal of Dairy Science, 933365-3376. doi:10.3168/jds.2010-3070.

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Apply for Center for Teaching Excellence Awards

Faculty Recognition Program for Excellence in Teaching
One of the goals of the Center for Teaching Excellence, as set forth in its original mission statement, is to develop mechanisms for recognizing the excellence in teaching that exists at IUP. To this end, the Faculty Recognition Program for Excellence in Teaching was established in 1990 by the Teaching Excellence Subcommittee of the Faculty Professional Development Committee.

The purpose of these awards is to acknowledge the multidimensional nature of the practice of teaching and to begin to recognize some of the many excellent faculty members at IUP. These are not global awards for teaching, like the University Senate award for teaching. These are possible ways of thinking about your teaching. However, there are many other possibilities.

Award Guidelines and Application 

Self-nominations are encouraged. If you need additional information, please call 724-357-7800 or send an e-mail to