Faculty & Research


Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence

The Golden Apple Awards is an annual student-voted teaching award recognizing outstanding faculty.

In judging the effectiveness of teaching, students were asked to consider a professor's ability to teach their material with force and logic, while simultaneously making it understandable for students. Students also weighed the professor's attitude, mentorship ability and their inspirational qualities.


2018 - 2019 Golden Apple Awards for Teaching Excellence

In recognition of their commitment to outstanding research, expertise in their field and devotion to teaching excellence, Dr. Raj Singh, Dr. Kyle Ingram, Dr. Elodie Goodman, and Dr. Boris Maciejovsky are the winners of 2018 - 2019 Golden Apple Awards for Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Raj Singh for Preparation for Business Administration major and Upperdivision major requirements

Dr. Kyle E. Ingram for Elective Courses

Dr. Elodie Goodman for Graduate Core Courses

Dr. Boris Maciejovsky for Graduate Elective Courses

Program Details

    • Award Categories

      The two Golden Apple Award categories are:

      • Preparation for business administration major and upper-division major courses
      • Elective courses
    • Eligibility

      All pre-business and business major students are eligible to vote. Any faculty member (ladder-rank and lecturer) who has taught at least three classes in the last two years is eligible for the award. After winning an award in a category, the faculty member is not eligible to win the same award for the next two years.

    • Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness

      In judging the effectiveness of a professor’s teaching, students should consider such points as the following:

      • Ability to organize material and to present it with force and logic
      • Capacity to awaken in students an awareness of the subject and its relationship to other fields of knowledge
      • Fostering of student independence and capability to reason; spirit and enthusiasm in teaching
      • Ability to invoke curiosity in students, to encourage high standards, and to stimulate students to creative work
      • Extent and skill of the professor’s participation in the general guidance, mentoring, and advising of students
      • Effectiveness in creating an academic environment that is open and encouraging to all students, including development of particularly effective strategies for the educational advancement of students in various underrepresented groups
    • Selection Process

      Voting is online and is open to all pre-business and business major students. The names of eligible faculty will be listed in each award category, and students will be asked to vote for up to three professors in each category. The winners are selected based on the most student votes.