The CTFE fulfills a part of our mission through celebrating teaching excellence. The David J. King Teaching Award honors a faculty member each year who has made significant, lasting contributions to educational excellence at George Mason University. The university Teaching Excellence Awards are Mason’s highest recognition for faculty members who demonstrate exceptional skill in and commitment to their teaching and learning practices. CTFE also leads the selection and nomination processes for the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty Awards.