Nominees shall have met the following criteria:
Each nominee shall ordinarily teach a minimum of three undergraduate courses per year for at least the past three years.
Faculty nominated for consideration as University Distinguished Teachers shall have a record of superior accomplishment in teaching. The nominee shall document this record with evidence such as results of student opinion surveys, peer evaluation, statements from former students, and other relevant information.
Nomination Process & Schedule
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Nomination will be in writing by a departmental colleague in the nominee's discipline by September 1.
- Schedule of Non-tenure-track and Non-tenured Faculty for University Distinguished Teacher Designation
8/1 Provost and vice president for academic affairs calls for nomination of eligible faculty to be submitted to the department/school chair and forms the University Distinguished Teacher Committee. 9/1 Nomination(s) submitted by a departmental colleague in the nominee's discipline. 10/1 Chair of the department/school conducts a secret ballot of the department/school full-time faculty members to select the nominees and forwards the nominees who received a majority of the vote, including the votes, to the college dean. 11/1 College dean evaluates the credentials of the department/school nominees and selects the college nominees for submission to the University Distinguished Teacher Committee via the Provost's office. The number of college nominees shall not exceed 10% of the college's full-time non-tenure-track and non-tenured faculty. 12/1 University Distinguished Teacher Committee reviews the college nominees and submits its recommendations to the provost and vice president for academic affairs. Nominees forwarded to the provost and vice president for academic affairs must have an affirmative vote of at least four Committee members. 1/1 Provost and vice president for academic affairs decides which of the University Distinguished Teacher nominees submitted by the Committee will be designated as University Distinguished Teachers.
- The chair of the department/school shall provide the full nomination packet to the department/school full-time faculty prior to the ballot, and the chair of the department shall conduct a secret ballot of all full-time members of the department/school and submit the vote with the nomination. Upon affirmation of a majority of those voting, the chair shall forward the nomination(s) to the Dean.
- The Dean of the college shall evaluate the credentials and submit the names of no more than 10% of the full-time non-tenure-track and non-tenured faculty in their college for nomination to the University Distinguished Teacher Committee.
- The University Distinguished Teacher Committee shall normally be comprised of one full-time faculty member from each college who holds the designation of University Professor or University Distinguished Teacher as selected by the College Promotion and Tenure Committee. The University Distinguished Teacher Committee may, by an affirmative vote of at least four members, recommend designation to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs who will make the final designation not later than January 1 for the next year.
Past Award Winners
- Michelle Carpenter, Marketing
- Laura Hill, Human Movement Sciences
- Nestor Escobales, Engineering Technology
- Charles Gray, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
- Ayman El Mesalami, Department of Computer Science
- Beth Backes, English
- Alison Lietzenmayer, Communication and Theatre Arts
- Vivian Paige, Accounting
- Kelly Alvey, Information Technology and Decision Sciences
- Katherine Jackson, English
- Tatyana Lobova, Biological Sciences
- Andrew Cohen, Finance
- Janis Krebs Smith, English
- Jimmie Carraway, Information Technology and Decision Sciences
- Amy Landers, Psychology
- Joshua Wallach, Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Carla Harrell, Communication and Theatre Arts
- Aaron Karp, Political Science and Geography
- Randall Spurrier, Accounting
- Betsy Kennedy, Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies
- Terry Kubichan, Accounting
- Nathan Luetke, Engineering Technology