Teaching and Scholarly Activities Committee
The Teaching and Scholarly Activities Committee makes either final decisions or recommendations regarding five awards and grants that are annually given to Bentley faculty members. These are Awards for Innovation in Teaching, Henry E. Rauch Faculty Enrichment Fund Grants, Gregory H. Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence, Award for Excellence in Scholarship, and Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Awards. Additional information on the various awards is below.
The current chair of the TSAC is Tracy Noga (Accountancy, ext. 2432).
Innovation in Teaching Awards
The objective of the Bentley University Awards for Innovation in Teaching is to recognize Bentley faculty members who have contributed significant teaching innovations to the educational life of Bentley University, and to provide a forum for them to disseminate their innovation to the entire faculty. The awards are given for specific teaching innovations rather than general teaching effectiveness. Up to four will be chosen and each award will total $2,000, to be shared by the faculty members involved in each award-winning innovation. A certificate will be presented to each individual faculty winner.
The awards are granted based on nominations; historically, most of them have been self-nominations, but all members of the Bentley community are invited and encouraged to nominate innovations that they find worthy of an Innovation in Teaching Award.
The deadline each year is the last week of October. More detailed information and current deadlines and applications can be accessed by faculty in MyBentley.
Henry E. Rauch Faculty Enrichment Fund Grants
Henry E. Rauch Faculty Enrichment Fund Grants are intended to provide resources to Bentley faculty for projects that:
- Infuse new concepts and material into course content
- Utilize new instructional technologies to supplement traditional classroom delivery systems
- Link the concerns of business to those of the humanities and social sciences in innovative interdisciplinary patterns. Enhance the position of Bentley as a leader in higher education
- Increase academic productivity
- Improve the quality of teaching and learning
A particular emphasis is given to projects that have an excellent fit with the overall mission and direction of Bentley. Rauch Grants may consist of travel and other expenses, summer grants, or a combination of the two.
The deadline each year is mid-November. More detailed information and current deadlines and applications can be accessed by faculty in MyBentley.
Gregory H. Adamian Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Gregory H. Adamian Award for Excellence in Teaching was endowed by Chancellor Adamian in 1979. The award recognizes excellence in teaching at Bentley. The winners are announced at Commencement.
The nominations for the Adamian Award are due annually in early February. The current deadline is Friday, February 15, 2013.
More detailed information and the nomination form can be found here.
If you have questions regarding the Adamian Award, please contact Tracy Noga (Accountancy, ext. 2432).
Excellence in Scholarship
The scholarly achievements of one Bentley faculty member will be recognized annually with the Award for Excellence in Scholarship. The recipient of the award will be announced during the Commencement ceremonies. In addition to the official recognition, the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Scholarship will receive a stipend, the monetary amount of which is currently $4,000. The recipient of the Award for Excellence in Scholarship will be chosen from those faculty members nominated by their departments.
The deadline each year is early March. More detailed information and current deadlines and applications can be accessed by faculty in MyBentley.
Outstanding Scholarly Contribution
To encourage high quality scholarly work within the Bentley community, Bentley University has established an award known as the Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize specific, distinct scholarly accomplishments. This award includes a monetary and a commemorative component, and it will be given annually to a maximum of four faculty members who have made an outstanding scholarly contribution during the three calendar years preceding the year when the award is given. A maximum of two award recipients can be from the Arts and Sciences Departments and two from Business Departments. Nominations come from members of the Bentley community but self-nominations are acceptable and typical.
The deadline each year is early April. More detailed information and current deadlines and applications can be accessed by faculty in MyBentley.