Instructions on Completing Nomination
Distinguished Educator in Teaching as Scholarship Award
Instructions for Completing Nomination
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A complete application packet will include:
1. Cover sheet/Application (provided with these application materials).
2. Cover letter from the nominator or nominee summarizing the nominee's
distinguished educator qualifications.
3. Personal Statement detailing one's teaching philosophy but more
specifically reflecting on (1) how it impacts one's teaching and (2) how it has
resulted in a body of work that is recognized and acknowledged by students,
peers, educational/ disciplinary organizations, and other stakeholders. In
sum, each nominee must explicitly speak to and provide evidence of a
"consistent commitment to the teaching mission and objectives of the
University and one?s primary appointed Department."
To accomplish this, the personal statement should include specifics in the form of narrative reflections and, as appropriate, supplemental material (limited use of appendices allowed) regarding:
Contributions to teaching (may include, illustrative list only):
· Effectiveness in undergraduate, professional and graduate instruction
(Please do not include copies of teaching evaluations from peers or student
ratings of teaching);
· Curriculum development and innovation;
· Student recognition and accomplishments of former students;
· Peer evaluation;
· Awards and recognitions for excellence in teaching;
· Invited/podium presentations;
· Evidence of active participation in national meetings on teaching including
active service on educational committees, participation in teachers'
seminars and workshops.
Evidence of a Body of Work as Educator Scholar--A consistent and active involvement as an educator scholar in one's discipline resulting in a body of work as evidenced by (may include, illustrative list only):
· Publications, in the area of instructional methodology, pedagogy, student
learning, student assessment, programmatic assessment, or related
· Mentoring student participation in educational projects in the classroom or
outside the classroom.
· Evidence of an impact of the work on the respective discipline and/or other
· Work reflects a leadership role in one?s discipline;
· Evidence that the body of work is innovative, inspirational, and seminal.
· Recognition of the work by colleagues, educational community and other
· Evidence of dissemination of one?s work that extends the impact of the
work to other stakeholders through sharing of knowledge, organization of
conferences, symposiums, seminars, exhibits, cultural activities, town-hall
meetings and other informational and educational functions that contributes
to an outreach to both the professional and lay public.
4. Optional three letters of support from internal or external colleagues,
national organizations, and/or a community member who can provide
evidence on how the nominee's body of work has impacted his/her
discipline and other related disciplines, or the lay public and other