From the Excellence in Teaching Awards web page:
"Central Michigan University has a long and proud tradition of excellence in teaching. The faculty of Central Michigan University has maintained this tradition by setting high standards in demanding competence of all its members. At the same time, however, there are occasions when faculty members exceed the usual standards and expectations. The Academic Senate believes that such occasions and individuals should receive special recognition and has therefore established the annual Excellence in Teaching Awards, supported by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. "