Teaching Excellence Nominations

February, 2020

TO: Students and Faculty of the College of Liberal Arts
FR: Michele Dillon, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

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 noon on Friday, March 13, 2020.

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 already received this award.

To assist the College of Liberal Arts Executive Committee, please adhere to these guidelines:

Student and faculty letters of nomination should describe the nominee's outstanding qualifications, summarizing specific supporting evidence for those qualifications. A letter of support from the Chair/Coordinator is helpful. The nomination packet may include letters from students, faculty colleagues and UNH community members. All letters should cite examples of outstanding accomplishments in the classroom. Please provide a maximum of 4 student letters. NOTE: If more than 4 student letters are submitted the packet will be returned to the nominator so that only 4 letters are selected for inclusion.

With your letter of nomination please enclose a copy of the nominee's current CV.

Documentation must include the one-page summary sheets of student evaluation of teaching reports from fall 2014-spring 2019. Note: nominators may seek assistance from home department of nominee.

Special Instructions: Materials must be compiled in one comprehensive packet and sent to the College of Liberal Arts Executive Committee, care of Peg Kirkpatrick: Liberal Arts Dean's Office, 110 Murkland Hall (peg.kirkpatric@unh.edu). Deadline is 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020. Thank you.