Quality Control & reliabiliTy engineering (QCRE) division teaching award

Important Dates

Nomination deadline:  Feb. 15, 2023
Winner notification:  March 15, 2023

Eligibility criteria

  • The candidate must be a member of IISE and the QCRE division.
  • The candidate should be nominated for the instruction of an undergraduate course in quality, statistics, data science/analytics, and reliability methods or applications. The course must be offered as part of an academic program in engineering or management (i.e., Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Civil Engineering, Management Science among others). Examples of course titles for the nomination may include “Quality Control,” “Engineering Statistics,” “Reliability Engineering,” “Simulation,” “Production Systems,” “Decision Analysis,” etc.
  • Course materials for which they are being recognized must have been developed by the candidate.
  • In case of being selected for the award, the candidate should be able to attend the IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2023, which is held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • We welcome nominations from around the globe! Course materials and nomination documents must be in English.

Nomination package

Nominations may be made by a faculty colleague or a student who has taken the course from the candidate. The nomination package must consist of:

  • Table of contents (up to 2 pages).
  • Letters of support from the nominator and two other individuals (up to 2 pages for each letter). At least one of the three letters must be from a faculty member and one from a student.
  • A course syllabus and samples of course materials (up to 20 pages).
  • At least two, and up to four, recent teaching evaluations for the course being recognized (official evaluation documents containing unabridged student comments).
  • Teaching vitae of the candidate (up to 2 pages).
  • A reflective statement by the individual being nominated (1 page).

Nomination submission

Please email the entire nomination package as a single PDF document to the award committee chair by Feb. 15, 2023.

The winner will be notified by March 15, 2023.

The award will be presented at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2023.

Award selection process

IISE/QCRE Board of Directors will form an award selection committee to review the applications. The following criteria will be used by the judges in evaluating the applications submitted.

  • Leadership: Solid demonstration of leading excellence in teaching QCRE concepts. This criterion will consider educational publications and/or outreach effort (e.g., textbooks, community-targeted educational, teaching, and mentoring initiatives that are related to QCRE concepts).
  • Design and Content Quality: The appropriateness/relevance of the course content to educating the target audience on up-to-date QCRE concepts (this criterion will consider whether the candidate include recent QCRE concepts in their syllabus).
  • Applied Learning: The development and use of materials/case studies/scenarios/projects to motivate students in the QCRE concepts and empower students to apply/implement the QCRE concepts throughout the course (this criterion will consider the design of assignments, course projects, and the case studies covered in the course).
  • Innovation: Use of innovative approaches to teach the principles and practices of QCRE.
  • Student Satisfaction: Demonstration of the value of teaching QCRE concepts to the department (program), students, and community (this criterion will consider the course evaluations and statements from students about the course).

Please email nominations and any questions to committee chairs: Dr. Ahmed Aziz Ezzat.

Previous Winners

  • Winner of the 2022 QCRE Teaching Award: Dr. Kamran Paynabar, Georgia Institute of Technology