University Book & Supply Outstanding Teaching Award
University Book & Supply has made money available to fund four university-wide $1,000 Outstanding Teaching Awards for Untenured Faculty.***
This memo is to solicit nominations for the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Awards for untenured faculty. Non-tenured, tenure-track faculty from all colleges are eligible for nomination. This is a fall semester award. Awards will be given at a reception on Wednesday, February 20, 2012.
Candidates for this award may have shown significant contributions to the quality of teaching by:
Taking into considerable account student needs and interests
Demonstrating mastery of a variety of instructional techniques
Preparing and utilizing innovative classroom strategies and materials
Exhibiting uncommon dedication and zeal for the ideals and ideas of education
Being generous with time and talent, seriously considering academic excellence and individual student development
Receiving excellent student assessments
Successfully integrating research, scholarship and/or creative activity into the practice of teaching
Having earned the respect of colleagues for excellence in teaching
Nominations can be made by faculty, staff and/or students. The nominator shall:
Secure consent of the nominee and
Provide a letter of nomination summarizing the qualifications of the nominee for the award to be included in faculty materials.
The Nominee shall:
Secure a maximum of three letters of recommendation, one from a student. These letters are in addition to the letter of nomination.
Provide a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
Provide an updated vita
Provide copies of student assessments from classes taught during the previous academic year
Provide other supporting material not to exceed a one-inch, three-ring binder
The deadline for submission of all nominee materials to the Provost's Office is November 30, 2012.