SBS Outstanding Teaching Award

Award Details
The SBS Outstanding Teaching Award was instituted in 1995 to augment the University Distinguished Teaching Award by recognizing a larger number of talented teachers within SBS. Candidates for the SBS Outstanding Teaching Award are nominated by their peers and selected by the SBS Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, which is chaired by the Senior Associate Dean for Education and Student Development.
Award Process
Each program in the college is invited to nominate one candidate for the College Outstanding Teaching Award. The programs are: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Legal Studies, Political Science, Resource Economics, Social Thought and Political Economy, Sociology, Sustainable Community Development, and the School of Public Policy. Nominations are made by department personnel committees and/or department chairs.
Award Eligibility
Any full-time faculty member who has been a member of SBS for a minimum of three years and who has taught at least two semesters before being nominated. Faculty who have received the Distinguished Teaching Award or the College Outstanding Teaching Award within the past five years are not eligible.
Award Timeline
The nomination package should be submitted no later than Tuesday, February 12, 2018. A Committee of former teaching award winners, an undergraduate student, and a graduate student will review the nominations. Dean John Hird will forward the name(s) of the selectee(s) to the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development by March 15, 2019.
Nominator Information
Nominee Information
Nomination Package
The Nomination Package should include the following documents (PDFs preferred):
One letter of support signed by the personnel committee chair and/or department chair. The letter should include an explanation of the department's procedures for evaluating teaching and how the nominee’s record reaches the level of outstanding.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Summary of teaching activities from the last 3 Annual Reports. In addition to credits and enrollments in courses, the summary may include activities such as: advising, mentoring, program administration, curriculum and/or teaching innovations, etc.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Quantitative evaluations of teaching for the past 3 years. Please include percentage of students responding for each course. If only qualitative evaluations are available, indicate the percentage responding for each course and submit all student evaluations for each course, not just selected samples.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Qualitative evaluations of teaching from past 3 years. Please submit a maximum of a five-page summary of student comments. Please do not submit all written evaluations. Recommended, but not required.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Samples of Course Syllabi
A minimum of one sample course syllabus.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Letters of Support
A maximum of five letters of support from students and/or faculty colleagues. Please be sure that the letters focus on the nominee’s teaching, mentoring, and related activities. Recommended, but not required.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.