Since its inception in 1978, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational
Development (NISOD) has emphasized the importance of teaching and leadership excellence
in institutions of higher education. NISOD has worked to serve, engage, and inspire teachers and leaders through our conferences, publications, web services, partnerships, programs, and more. In 1989, in connection with a University of Texas national study of teaching
excellence, NISOD hosted its first ceremony, held in conjunction with our
annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, honoring
and naming the individuals featured in this study as recipients of the NISOD
Excellence Award. The response to that ceremony was so positive that we decided
to begin what has become a celebratory tradition. We are indebted to NISOD institutions for their continuing support of this annual
celebration. The Excellence Awards tradition allows us the distinct privilege
of honoring so many of the world's best in higher education.
Click here for the current list of 2014 NISOD Excellence Awards Recipients.