Office for Faculty Advancement

Provost Outstanding Teaching Awards - 2013

 

The Outstanding Teaching awards are established by the Provost to reward and encourage excellence in teaching.  There are two categories of faculty awards and a teaching assistant award.  The following explains the types, number of awards, criteria, nomination procedure and timeline.

Category One Faculty Award
Purpose:  To recognize regular and special-title series faculty for outstanding teaching performance
Nature of the award: Cash award, appropriate plaque and other accolades
Number of Awards: Up to three awards
Criteria: Evidence of outstanding performance as a teacher, as documented by students and peers - cannot have received this award in the past 8 years

Category Two Faculty Award
Purpose: To recognize lecturer and clinical title series faculty for outstanding performance in the classroom, laboratory, or clinical settings
Nature of the award: Cash award, appropriate plaque and other accolades
Number of Awards: Up to three awards 
Criteria: Evidence of outstanding performance in the classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting as documented by students and peers- cannot have received this award in the past 4 years

Teaching Assistant Award
Purpose: To recognize teaching assistants for outstanding performance in the classroom or laboratory
Eligibility: Teaching Assistants with at least two semesters of teaching assistantship experience
Nature of the award: Cash award, appropriate plaque and other accolades
Number of Awards: Up to three awards 
Criteria: Evidence of outstanding performance in the classroom and/or laboratory, as documented by faculty and students - recipients may receive this award one time..

 

Guidelines for Submitting Nominations

 

Step 1:  Nomination

Deadline for faculty, staff and students to submit a one-page initial nomination letter to the faculty member’s department chair is 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013. All submissions are to be made electronically.

 

Step 2: Department Chair (or appropriate unit director) Submits the Formal Recommendation

A department chair or senior faculty member, familiar with the candidate's teaching performance, should prepare a two-page (maximum) formal recommendation.  The formal recommendation should include specific examples of the accomplishments and qualities that make the nominee a model of teaching excellence.

Submit materials electronically to the Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement. The deadline for chairs to submit these materials is 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2013.  Email all materials to rwilkie@email.uky.edu.

Please note: Use your UK link blue email account to ensure our receipt of nomination materials.

 

Step 3: Selection of Finalists

The Selection Committee will review all nominations and select preliminary finalists in each category. The Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement will notify finalists on or before Friday, March 1, 2013 to request a teaching award packet.

 

Step 4: Submission of Teaching Award Packets

Each preliminary finalist and their department chair or appropriate unit director (or designee) will be asked to prepare an electronic teaching award packet.  Details about this packet will be sent to the preliminary finalists as explained above.  The teaching award packets may be submitted to Rita Wilkie at rwilkie@email.uky.edu by 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013.

 

Step 5: Recommendation to Provost

Upon review of the teaching award packet, the Selection Committee will recommend recipients to the Provost by Monday, March 25, 2013.

 

Step 6: Award recipients will be notified by the Assistant Provost for Faculty Advancement by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

 

Selection Criteria

The award recipients will be honored at a formal ceremony and receive their awards at the Provost’s Faculty Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 25, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., 209 Main Building (Lexmark Room).

 

 

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