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College of Arts and Sciences

the college of arts and sciences excellence in teaching award - category 3.

the requirements

Eligibility: Part-time instructors and lecturers in the College of Arts and Sciences with at least one year of employment in the College of Arts and Sciences and who have not received this award in the last five years.

Nominators: Department or program chair


  • A nomination form signed by the department chair or program director
  • A letter of nomination signed or co-signed by the department chair or program director
  • The nominee’s vita
  • A statement of teaching philosophy from the nominee
  • At least 2 letters of support from students

Additional materials may be considered but quality will be more important than quantity.  In no case should supporting materials exceed 12 pages.

the process

Nomination: Nomination forms, complete with signatures, may be submitted either in hard copy or pdf to Joan Bell no later than 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.

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 by email to these respective addresses:

Joan Bell
6001 Dodge Street
University of Nebraska at Omaha
AS 280A
Omaha, NE 68182-0013                         OR                     

All letters will be forwarded to respective nominees so that nominees may select which letters to include and include those with the final applications.

Applications and all 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.