The Quint Studer Gratitude Prize for Teaching Excellence
was established to honor Quint Studer - healthcare executive and entrepreneur; teacher, coach, and mentor; and community builder and humanitarian - for his many years of service to the fields of healthcare management and leadership and healthcare management and policy education; and for his service to, and love for, AUPHA.
The $1,200 Quint Studer Gratitude Prize for Teaching Excellence recognizes individuals from AUPHA member programs for outstanding teaching and mentoring; leadership in educational programming and pedagogy; and dissemination of innovative and promising practices for teaching and mentoring, and course and curriculum development.
A wide variety of achievements and contributions to teaching and mentoring in the field may be recognized by the award including:
- Excellence in teaching and pedagogical approaches and practices
- Contribution to the field through scholarship and publications focused on teaching and pedagogy, and course and curriculum development
- Excellence in advising, mentoring, and coaching
- Influence on healthcare management education through curriculum development and design
- Implementation of teaching and education partnerships within institutions of higher learning and with practice communities
- Exceptional service to AUPHA and the field of health administration education, particularly with regard to curricular content and competency development; approaches to teaching and learning methods, and student assessment methods; and quality improvement in health administration and policy education
- Other efforts to enhance the quality of health administration and policy teaching and mentoring specifically, and educational programming more generally