Horizons Faculty of Excellence Awards
Although Horizons was created to highlight student work, none of it would be possible without the support and leadership of phenomenal faculty and instructors.
Awardees are selected for Excellence in one of three categories: teaching, innovation, and service. Faculty are eligible to be nominated by a peer or self-nominated and nominations are open to any faculty or instructor working in games, regardless of whether their school participated in Horizons. Awardees are selected by the Horizons Executive Committee after careful consideration of each nominee.
Horizons is designed to support, highlight, and enhance the work done across games education––for students, professors, researchers, educators, and administrators. Educators and schools are the foundation that supports student growth and flourishing. Horizons wants to recognize this crucial role and highlight the importance of educators in the games ecosystem.
- Teaching: This award is for an individual who has made an important impact in their work as a teacher and educator.
- Service: This award is for an individual who has made important and impactful contributions to the field through service.
- Innovation: This award is for any individual with an innovative approach, conducting innovative research, and/or fostering innovation in others.
Eligibility and Nomination Process
- Any and all game educators working in higher education are eligible. They do not need to be affiliated with an institution participating in Horizons. They do not need to be working at an institution of higher education; however, they must be working within the field of games and higher education.
- Self-nominations are welcome.