Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

BOT Excellence in Teaching Award

The Minnesota State Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching annually recognizes exemplary faculty who demonstrate the teaching mission at Minnesota State colleges and universities.

The foundation of that mission is faculty subject matter expertise, skillful methods of teaching and attention to student learning. The award reflects the commitment faculty have to providing high-quality instruction that prepares students for their professional, scholarly and civic lives.


2018 Board of Trustees Nominees for Excellence in Teaching

Tracy Ore, Sociology

Sarah Petitto, Chemistry

Stephen Philion, Sociology

Benjamin Witts, Applied Behavior Analysis

2018 Board Nominees for Excellence in University Service

Jane Olsen, Director of the Women's Center


Eligibility criteria

  • Teaching full-time at St. Cloud State, as unlimited, tenured, tenure-tracked or probationary faculty of any academic rank
  • Three years of full-time teaching service at St. Cloud State prior to the 2017-2018 academic year

2017 guidelines and nomination information

  1. View MN State Board of Trustees Awards website for guidelines and the rubric.
  2. Email nomination forms to, no later than 4:30 p.m. on December 8, 2017. Use the subject line "BOT Award for Excellence in Teaching."