Outstanding Instructor Award


Candidates will be judged to be outstanding in classroom presentations as well as having a thorough knowledge of their subject matter. Specific requirements are that the candidates:

  1. Be full- or part-time (honorarium) instructors at UCC
  2. Have taught at least five semesters at UCCS
  3. Have not received this award previously


Anyone may nominate the candidate; self-nominations are accepted. Supporting materials must include:

  1. A letter of nomination that briefly describes the nominee's teaching excellence
  2. A narrative (double-spaced, 1000-word maximum) describing the nominee's teaching philosophy, written by the nominee
  3. A maximum of five letters of recommendation (These can be solicited from students, faculty or administrators and should demonstrate a knowledge of the nominee's qualifications for the award.)
  4. The nominee's curriculum vitae
  5. Faculty Course Questionnaires for all courses taught during the last three academic years
    1. For hard-copy FCQs prior to Fall 2017, the original summaries and response sheets
    2. For online FCQs, the summaries and comments

Additional supporting documentation is welcome, but should be relevant and be kept brief.

Supporting materials should be assembled as a package and delivered to David Anderson, Chair, Campus Awards Committee, CENT 241. (See also Tips for Preparing Award Nominations)

Nomination Deadline

March 13, 2020


The winner of the Outstanding Instructor Award will receive a custom-made freestanding sculptured award and $1,000 (less taxes). The award will be presented at the Campus Awards Ceremony.


Funding for the Outstanding Instructor Award is provided by the Provost.

Questions? Contact: David Anderson, Chair of the Faculty Awards Committee