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:
- Be full- or part-time (honorarium) instructors at UCC
- Have taught at least five semesters at UCCS
- Have not received this award previously
Anyone may nominate the candidate; self-nominations are accepted. Supporting materials must include:
- A letter of nomination that briefly describes the nominee's teaching excellence
- A narrative (double-spaced, 1000-word maximum) describing the nominee's teaching philosophy, written by the nominee
- 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.)
- The nominee's curriculum vitae
- Faculty Course Questionnaires for all courses taught during the last three academic years
- For hard-copy FCQs prior to Fall 2017, the original summaries and response sheets
- 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)
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