Call for nominations: 2020 Diggs Teaching Scholar Award

From: Diggs Teaching Scholar Association

The Diggs Teaching Scholar Association invites nominations for the 2020 Diggs Teaching Scholar Award. This award highlights and recognizes excellent teachers who model innovative pedagogical practices that advance, challenge, and/or unsettle existing conventions of teaching and learning, with emphasis on critical and inclusive pedagogy. Diggs Teaching Scholars are dedicated to distinguished teaching and scholarship, especially devoted to enhancing the undergraduate learning environment across departments and disciplines throughout Virginia Tech.

The award is open to Virginia Tech instructors at all levels (i.e., named and full professors, associate and assistant professors, collegiate faculty, adjunct faculty, instructors, and graduate teaching assistants). Self-nominations are allowed. Award recipients are provided grant support for disseminating their instructional innovations through a teaching enhancement project, and are expected to serve in the Diggs community for three years.

We welcome all nominations, and will prioritize teaching enhancement projects that align with critical and inclusive pedagogy such as socially engaged pedagogy, civic engagement and social justice. We welcome nominations for individuals or teams of up to four people.  

Nominations are due on Monday, January 27, 2020. For more information on the application process, visit: