This award will be given to individuals with a record of quality, quantity, and breadth of teaching and/or evaluation of learners (as a Baylor College of Medicine faculty member) which matches or exceeds the evidence contained in the standard-setting examples (see examples at the bottom of this page).

Teaching and Evaluation activities might include preparing and giving lectures, teaching in the ambulatory setting, teaching in the basic science laboratory, teaching rounds, facilitating small groups, working one-on-one with learners, making education-related presentations, and assisting in learner evaluations (i.e. OCSE's). See more information on teaching and evaluation activities for basic science faculty.

Evidence of Quality (e.g., success of teaching) should include a description of your goals, preparation to teach, ongoing development, summarized student ratings, peer observation, course director ratings, letters of support, outcome indicators (student performance), and enrollment figures. This criterion will count 50 percent of the final judgment of the Review Panel. See the general criteria for determining quality of educational scholarship for all Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Awards.

Evidence of Quantity (e.g., amount of teaching) must include number of hours teaching (duration and frequency of lectures), number of hours preparing, updating, and follow up (e.g., exam grading), number of years teaching, and number of learners. This evidence should focus on activities as a Baylor faculty member within the past 5 years. This criterion will count 40 percent of the final judgment of the Review Panel.

Dimensions of Breadth (e.g., diversity of teaching) might include different levels or types of learners, different courses, different styles or formats of teaching and evaluation, old versus new curriculum, and internal versus external teaching. This criterion will count 10 percent of the final judgment of the Review Panel.

Instructions for Submitting Mini-Portfolios

Please review Submitting a Mini-Portfolio for general instructions regarding format and submission requirements.

The following examples set forth the standards of quantity, quality, and breadth for the category of Teaching and Evaluation. You must accumulate and document at least as much evidence of accomplishment as contained in one or more of these examples. While your exact combination of accomplishments related to quality, quantity, and breadth will be unique, you will be required at the start of your mini-portfolio to identify which standard-setting example(s) best match(es) the types of teaching and evaluation you have included.

The structured summaries in each of these examples have been prepared using a template which you should use in your mini-portfolio.

Structured Summary Template for Teaching and Evaluation
This template should be used to prepare your structured summary (four page limit). Below are examples matching each of the 5 standard-setting examples.

Example 1
Ph.D. in 5-8th year in a basic science department who teaches almost entirely in the graduate school.  

Example 2
Ph.D. in 8th year and beyond in a basic science department who teaches almost entirely in the graduate school.

Example 3
Faculty in a basic science department who actively participates in both medical and graduate school.

Example 4
M.D. in clinical department who teaches both medical students and residents through lecture, small group, and bed-side teaching.

Example 5
M.D. in a clinical department who primarily works with learner in a clinical setting.

Just as the standard-setting examples are not maximally strong in all areas, it is expected that faculty mini-portfolios will vary and not be maximally strong in all areas. In effect, weaker areas may be balanced out with stronger areas, as long as the overall combination compares favorably to at least one of the standard-setting examples in terms of quantity, quality, and breadth.

Personal Statement in Essay Form
You can read through several examples of personal statements. Please note, there is a two page limit (even though the provided examples are much shorter).

Supporting Documentation
An example for the documentation of evidence, quantity, and quality is not provided. Nevertheless, you should include in your mini-portfolio as much documentation of the evidence you cite on your structured summary as possible. Please note there is a 26 page limit including a table of appendices on page 1.

A number of faculty who have received an award in the Teaching and Evaluation category have agreed to make their mini-portfolios available for general review. If you would like to review one of these documents, contact the Office of Faculty Development at (713) 798-7285 or email Deborah Fernandez at