University Teaching Excellence Awards in the College of Liberal Arts
December 17, 2012
TO: Students and Faculty of the College of Liberal Arts
FR: Kenneth Fuld, Dean
There will be nine University Teaching Excellence Awards this year; three are for the College of Liberal Arts. Nominations are due in my office no later than Friday, February 15, 2013.
The purpose of these awards is to recognize, honor, and encourage excellence in teaching. Although the methods involved in superior teaching vary, excellent teachers tend to have certain features in common. Those chosen for these awards are engaged in ongoing creative activity in their fields. They have a clear mastery of their subjects and excel at conveying that knowledge to their students. They possess an infectious enthusiasm for learning and demonstrate a genuine concern and respect for students both in and out of the classroom. Finally, they provide challenging educational experiences that lead their students toward intellectual growth and independence. All teaching faculty are eligible except those who have received this award, a similar College award, or the Distinguished Teaching Award within the past five years.
To assist the College of Liberal Arts Executive Committee, please adhere to these guidelines:
(1) LETTER OF NOMINATION
Student and faculty letters of nomination should describe the individual’s outstanding qualifications, summarizing specific supporting evidence for those qualifications. Please provide a maximum of 3 student letters. All letters should cite examples of outstanding accomplishments in the classroom.
(2) UP-TO-DATE CURRICULUM VITAE
With your letter of nomination please enclose a copy of the individual’s current CV.
(3) DOCUMENTATION OF EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Documentation must include summary sheets of student evaluation of teaching reports for the last 5 years. More specifically, please provide the one-page summary sheet for every class the nominee has taught from fall 2008 through fall 2012 (available at Dimond Library Reference Desk). Direct input from students is also required and should be in the form of letters or quotations from the narrative portions of student teaching evaluations. Other documentation may include letters of support from department chairpersons, faculty colleagues, and UNH community members. Classroom observations reports and summary evaluation of teaching statements culled from annual reports may also be included if available.
Special Instructions: Materials should be compiled in one comprehensive packet and sent to the College of Liberal Arts Executive Committee, care of Peg Kirkpatric: Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, 110 Murkland Hall.