This award recognizes the achievements of CEAS faculty who author or co-author a significant educational textbook. The award was established to encourage and recognize exceptional contributions to the educational mission of the College of Engineering and Applied Science through the publication of an educational textbook.

CEAS faculty are to be considered for this award including tenured, tenure-track and instructional faculty. The award includes a certificate and a cash prize of $2,000. College funds will be used for the award. This may include general funds, discretionary gift funds or directed gift funds.

Nominations will be provided to the dean's office annually. The awardees will be publically recognized at a college event each academic year. Nominations for the award will be made by the department chairs, program directors or other college leaders and sent to the Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement for review. The nomination should include:

  • A statement from the chair or director that describes the textbook’s educational value to the college, including types of courses and students served, contributions to new curriculum and/or teaching methods.
  • A copy of the textbook for addition to the college library.

There is no limit to the number of awardees in any year.