Innovative Teaching Award

The Innovative Teaching Award honors part-time faculty and graduate teaching assistants for excellence in designing and teaching English. In addition to recognizing sustained excellence in teaching, the award highlights the design of innovative and adaptable writing assignments that inspire departmental colleagues and sponsors critical and imaginative work by students.


In order to be considered for an Innovative Teaching Award, you must have taught English 110 for at least two semesters at the University of Delaware. You may not apply for an Innovative Assignment Award if you have won one in the previous two years.


The Composition Program Executive Committee judges submissions. We seek to recognize excellence as shown by

  • An innovative and well-crafted assignment for English
  • The potential of the assignment to sponsor effective student
  • Clear connections to the Goals and Practices of English

Award winners receive a check and plaque. They are honored at an end-of-the-semester program event in May, and their assignments are posted on the One Hundred Ten program blog.

To Apply

The application call for the 2018 Innovative Teaching Award will arrive soon. Keep an eye on the blog for the official call. Until then, feel free to consult the attached 2016 flyer for the typical application details.