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CITL Faculty Spotlight and Teaching Honors Awards

Since the inception of the Teaching Honors nominations in Spring 2019, over 3500 students have submitted over 4500 nominations for the Teaching Honors Award. Each summer, a committee of previous recipients reviews the nominations and recognizes one awardee from each college as the CITL Teaching Honors recipient. 

The CITL Faculty Spotlight was instituted in Spring 2024 to highlight faculty who have gone above and beyond in their work with and/or service to the CITL. These faculty are identified and selected by the CITL staff.

Faculty Spotlight and Teaching Honors


Provost Award for Excellence in Online Teaching and Course Design

On behalf of the Provost’s Office, the WKU Office of Academic Affairs invites nominations for the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Online Teaching andCourse Design. This award recognizes individual faculty and staff for a strong commitment to engaged and inclusive online teaching as well as exceptional student learning outcomes.For this award, “online” is defined as a course section delivered online using WKU supported learning technologies with no more than two in-person meetings at a defined campus location on a specific day/time. 

Provost Award for Excellence in Online Teaching and Course Design


Communities of Practice

WKU’s Communities of Practice provide an opportunity for select 5-6 faculty and staff who teach consistently/extensively to come together on a regular basis to discuss topics of strategic relevance to the institution, to deepen their knowledge and expertise on a given topic, and provide guidance and professional development to the wider WKU teaching community. Communities of Practice are an investment in teaching and research excellence. Communities of Practice are sponsored by the Provost’s Office and CITL.

Communities of Practice


Living Learning Community (LLC) Faculty Fellows

The LLC Faculty Fellow provides an opportunity for professional development and institutional service that directly impacts student persistence, retention, and graduation. With the support of their college as well as the Housing & Residence Life and CITL staff, the LLC Faculty Fellows will create an environment in which students feel connected to students inside and outside their LLC as well as the broader WKU Community. 



Teaching Excellence

In the Spring 2019 semester, CITL began to solicit student nominations for its Teaching Honors. We asked students to identify members of the WKU faculty who, in their experience, have proven to be effective, thoughtful, and innovative pedagogues. Although this is but one measure of the tremendous teaching that happens on WKU’s campus, we wanted to recognize faculty in a concrete and public way for the difference they make in our students’ lives.

Teaching Excellence


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