the alumni outstanding teacher award for arts and sciences - category 1.
Eligibility: Tenured and tenure-track Arts and Sciences faculty who have completed three full years of teaching at UNO and have not received this award for at least five years are eligible. Apart from meeting the three year requirement, nominees may be at any station in their careers including "rising star" and "life-time achiever."
Criteria: Contributions beyond the classroom are expected and might include advising, independent studies, thesis committee service, pedagogical research, course revisions and new course development, service to faculty and/or program development, as well as relevant professional service to the community and participation in professional organizations.
Nominators may be students, faculty, staff, and alumni of UNO. Self nominations are accepted. (nomination form)
Submissions: All supporting materials must fit within a one-inch thick, tabbed, three-ring binder provided by the dean’s office. Required supporting materials include a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of teaching assignments and teaching-related assignments, at least two letters of support, and teaching evaluation summary sheets.
The following listing represents the required organization for all supporting materials:
Nomination: Nomination forms may be submitted either in hard copy or via email to Joan Bell by April 11, 2014. As secretary to the Advisory Committee, Joan will send out a congratulatory email to all nominees, copied to department chairs (and/or nominators) which will include the url for the award procedures and requirements. (nomination form)
Letters of Support: The dean’s office will solicit all letters of support excluding letters of nomination. Nominees will submit a list of names and contact information for letters of support to Joan no later than August 1, 2014. For those listed who are not current employees or students of UNO, nominees must provide a home, business, or email address.
Nominees may want to also contact their list of supporters directly to encourage their participation.
Nominees are encouraged to supply a few more names than the required number of support letters to increase the likelihood of sufficient responses.
Letters of support may be submitted either in hard copy or digital format to these respective addresses:
6001 Dodge Street
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182-0013 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
All letters will be forwarded to respective nominees so that nominees may select which letters to include and include those letters with the final applications.
All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than October 3, 2014.
Committee Review: The Advisory Committee will work throughout the fall semester reviewing award materials. Their recommendations to the dean will be completed no later than the end of November.
Award Announcements: Letters of congratulations from the dean will go out to all award winners as well as all nominees no later than the end of December. Copies will be sent to respective department chairs.