Call for Nomination
Distinguished Educator in Teaching as Scholarship Award
Call for Nomination
(Click here for a printable Call for Nomination pdf)
Nomination: Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment (c/o Mary Ann
Danielson, Associate VP for Academic Excellence and
Call Method: CU Today/VPs, Deans/JayNet News
Date of Event: Award recognition: Founder's Week/Convocation or other
appropriate day during that week.
University Policy with Regard to the Conferring of the University Research Awards
1. Time: The Distinguished Educator in Teaching as Scholarship Award shall be given
at Founder's Week convocation.
2. Standards: Up to two awards will be presented annually. The recipients of
the University Award must qualify according to the following criteria:
a. Nominee must hold a full-time faculty appointment at the University
b. Nominee must be at least at the rank of Associate Professor
c. Nominee must show a consistent commitment to the teaching mission and
objectives of the University and one's primary appointed Department
3. Nomination Process:
a. Eligible faculty may be nominated by any faculty member, department
chair/program director, or Dean in the University; self-nominations are
also encouraged and accepted. Application materials are provided to each
College Dean for distribution to applicants in the College. Applications are
submitted to Dr. Mary Ann Danielson, Associate Vice President for
Academic Excellence and Assessment.
b. Nominees will be evaluated based upon contributions in the following areas:
i. An active and consistent contribution to the instruction of his/her
ii. An established body of work as an educator scholar (i.e., Teaching
as Scholarship, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)
c. Submission of an application packet that includes: (For more specific
details, see Appendix A: Instructions for Completing Distinguished Educator
in Teaching as Scholarship Award Nomination)
i. Cover letter
ii. Personal Statement
iii. Contributions to teaching
iv. Evidence of a body of work as educator scholar
v. (Optional) Up to three letters of support
d. Only complete application packets (i.e., nomination letter, personal
statement) will be reviewed, and the review process will privilege the quality
of one's contributions and evidence over sheer quantity of submitted
Nominees are encouraged to be judicious in their selection of materials to submit.
4. Review and Evaluation of Applications
a. The cover sheet/application packet should be electronically submitted
to the Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment. All documents
should be submitted as a pdf file. The final evaluation of applications will
be made by an award committee, comprised of faculty representatives
from Academic Affairs and Health Sciences and chaired by the Associate
Vice President for Academic Excellence and Assessment.
b. The committee will recommend to the Provost up to four recipients from
the list of nominees. The committee may also recommend meritorious
mention for other outstanding nominees; concurrently, the committee
may recommend that the award not be presented in any given year.
c. The Provost in consultation with the President shall make the final
determination and the final nominee(s) will be forwarded to the Public
Honors and Events Committee for their review.
5. Description of Award
a. A plaque bearing the recipient?s name(s) and the date of conferral.
b. In addition, the Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment will
award each recipient an honorarium of $1000.
c. Each recipient will be invited to share his/her teaching philosophy and
scholarship at an AEA-sponsored luncheon.