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Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching

The Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching is funded by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. This is the most prestigious award given to full-time faculty members who over the years have demonstrated the highest achievements in teaching. The award includes a certificate and a monetary award.


The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award recognizes and rewards outstanding teaching by members of Drexel University faculty. Excellence in teaching activities is the primary criterion by which the candidates will be judged. All full-time faculty are eligible, with the exception of past recipients of the award. Students initiating nominations should work through the candidate's Department Head. The Committee's evaluations will be based upon the documentation provided on all aspects of teaching.

The documentation must include:

  • A copy of the candidate's curriculum vitae.
  • A statement written by the candidate (2-5 pages), describing his/her teaching theory and/or practice. Such a statement could include references to persons and events that have influenced or shaped the candidate's teaching practice, as well as goals, principles and methods that can assist the Committee in understanding the candidate's teaching practice and views.
  • Summaries of teaching evaluation scores for 3-4 recent courses.
  • Letters of support from both the Dean/Director and Department Head (as applicable)

Additional items to be included in appendices may include syllabi, specialized teaching materials (e.g., videotapes, CDs, DVDs, etc.), and the requested letters of support. All materials will be held in confidence.

Note: nominations are to be submitted electronically in a single file in PDF format.


Faculty members who are interested in submitting a proposal should prepare their application in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Drexel University Funding Portal, for each competition respectively.