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Brutocao Family Foundation Award for Curriculum Innovation

The Brutocao Family Foundation Award for Curriculum Innovation recognizes faculty who have improved the quality of education at Santa Clara University through significant innovations in pedagogy or curriculum development--particularly when those innovations affect a significant number of students--and who have exhibited general excellence in teaching.

Nomination Guidelines

1. Nominations for the Brutocao Family Foundation Award for Curriculum Innovation are invited each Spring by the Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development. Any Santa Clara University faculty member may nominate a colleague at SCU for the award.

2. Nomination letters may be Emailed to facultydevelopment@scu.edu.

3. Letters of nomination should include:

  • the name of the award
  • the faculty member's name and department
  • the nominee's qualifications for the award
  • a summary, no longer than one page, written for the non-specialist, of the significance of the nominee's Curricular Innovations
  • a current curriculum vitae of the nominee

4. The following criteria are required for eligibility:

  • The nominee has developed significant innovations in pedagogy or curricular development.
  • The innovations have affected a significant number of students.
  • The nominee's curricular innovations have improved the quality of education at Santa Clara University.
  • The nominee exhibits general excellence in teaching.
  • The nominee has not previously won this award.

5. Once nominated, a faculty member stays in the pool of candidates under active consideration for two years, and may be nominated again any number of times.

6. The deadline for nominations will be announced annually by the Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development. For the 2013-14 academic year, the deadline is Monday, April 28, 2014.

7. The recipient(s) of the Brutocao Family Foundation Award for Curriculum Innovation will be determined by the Provost in consultation with the Brutocao Award Committee.

 
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