Teaching Excellence Award
- IDEC member in good standing
- IDEC member for at least two years
- The educational experience must be associated with an established interior design program within higher education.
- If a team is being nominated, then one team member must meet the above qualifications and have made significant contributions to the development and delivery of the educational experience.
- Articulation of the purpose, methods, and outcomes of the experience
- Relevance experience to interior design
- Effective method/technique that yields exceptional student learning outcome(s)
- Specific teaching excellence documented by development and repetition of a teaching effort such as a project, assignment, exercise, field trip, evaluations etc.
Each nomination shall contain the following information:
- Nomination Letter (from Nominator): The nominator must submit a nomination letter (not to exceed 750 words) that describes that addresses the criteria listed above.
- Narrative (from Nominee): The nominee must submit a narrative (not to exceed 750 words) that clearly articulates the purpose, methods, and outcomes of the project.
- Supporting Documentation: The nominee may provide up to 10 pages of supporting documentation that could include syllabi, handouts, examples of student work, student evaluations, etc.
- Support References: Submit the names of three references. References will be asked to complete an online form of support that asks for rankings directly related to the criteria. Additionally they will be able to submit comments (not to exceed 500 words) to help provide direct information regarding the stated criteria. At least one of the letters should be from a student who participated in the educational experience.
Service Commitment to Continued Excellence
Please note awardees will be asked to maintain a service commitment to this award for two years following the award acceptance. This service ensures sustained knowledge and excellence in the review process. Willingness to participate will be requested prior to the subsequent year’s awards review.
- 2019 - Milagros Zingoni, Arizona State University
- 2018 - Lindsey Fay and The University of Kentucky School of Interiors, University of Kentucky School of Interiors
- 2017 - Patrick Lee Lucas, Lindsey Fay, Christina Birkentall, Rebekah Radtke, University of Kentucky School of Interiors
- 2016 - Miranda S. Anderson & Jay Pengilly, University of Idaho
- 2015 - Jain Kwon, Ph.D., The University of Georgia
- 2014 - Sandra Reicis, Villa Maria College
- 2013 - Candy Carmel-Gilfilen, University of Florida
- 2012 - Judy Theodorson, Washington State University
- 2011 - Abimbola Asojo, University of Oklahoma