Innovative faculty could win new $500,000 Minerva Prize

04/24/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Starting next year, faculty members at any institution who demonstrate extraordinary, innovative teaching could win $500,000 from the San Francisco-based Minerva Project. The project's founder, Ben Nelson, said he wants the Minerva Prize to be considered the Nobel Prize of teaching. "Universities want to reward teaching, but the industry gives no incentive, or negative incentives, for focusing on teaching. Every honor is all about the creation of knowledge," Nelson said.

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