Purpose:
This Award recognizes and honors outstanding achievement in teaching, research, service or other contributions to undergraduate and/or graduate education by individuals who hold full-time (75 percent or higher) academic non-tenure track appointments.

Award:
An award plaque and honorarium of $1,000 is presented at the Chancellor's State of the University Address in the Fall semester.

Eligibility:
Nominee must hold a full-time, academic, non-tenure track appointment and have at least five years of service to UMSL.

Criteria:
Nominees must show evidence consistent with the priorities and goals outlined in the UMSL Strategic Plan, demonstrating accomplishment and excellence in one or more areas such as teaching, university or community service, research and scholarship, and other professional activity. Specific criteria are found by clicking on each area.

Teaching

The following criteria may be considered in preparing a nomination:

  • An approach to teaching and assessment that engages students in the process of learning
  • High standards that promote academic excellence
  • Innovative and effective teaching strategies
  • Efforts showing a commitment to improving teaching and learning

University or Community Service

Contribution and/or impact of the service provided to the University, the community (including, but not limited to civic engagement), and/or the nominee’s profession.

Research and Scholarship

Demonstration of sustained and superior performance in research, scholarship or other creative activity.

Submission Materials and Format:
All nominations must include the following materials:

  • Cover page with name, position, academic address of nominee and nominator, and a checklist of included documents
  • Nomination letter
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught
  • Nominee’s statement of philosophy concerning teaching, research, or service outlining goals, strategies, methods, and outcomes. The statement should not exceed three double-spaced pages
  • Evidence supporting the criteria above (additional items for nominations that focus on accomplishments in teaching)
  • Letters of support (no more than six) from students, alumni, colleagues, administrators and community leaders. Include at least two letters from students and, if appropriate for the nominee’s work, one letter from a colleague invited to observe in the nominee’s classes

Winning nominations will become public information and shared with the campus community. Candidates and nominators demonstrate their agreement to allow the packets to become public through the submission process. (The letters of support, individual course evaluations, and the candidate's C.V. are exempt from this public disclosure.)

Nomination Procedure:
The Senate Faculty Teaching and Service Awards Committee receives and reviews all nominations and presents its recommendation to the chancellor for final approval. The Committee requires submission through electronic format. These nominations should be a single file in MS Word or pdf format, and should be emailed to the Senate office (senate@umsl.edu) no later than 5 pm on the deadline.

Deadline for Submission:
April 4, 2014 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for submission of nomination and completed materials packet.

Previous Award Winners:

2013-2014 Kathleen Nigro, Associate Teaching Professor, Departments of English, Gender Studies, and Anthropology, Sociology and Languages, College of Arts and Sciences

2012-2013 Patricia Anne Rosenthal, Associate Director and Associate Clinical Professor, School of Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences

2011-2012 Donald Gouwens, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Educational Psychology, Research and Evaluation, College of Education

2010-2011 Jennifer Siciliani, Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Advising Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

2009-2010 David Griesedieck, Teaching Professor in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

2008 - 2009 Martha Caeiro, Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish; Kimberly Sallee, Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish; and Susan Yoder-Kreger, Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish, Department of Anthropology and Languages, Center for Languages and Cultures, College of Arts and Sciences.

2007 - 2008 Shahla Peterman, Senior Lecturer, Mathematics and Computer Science

2006 - 2007 Wayne W. Winter, Instructor, Business Law

2005 - 2006 Vinita Henry, Clinical Associate Professor, Optometry

2004 - 2005 Robert Harris, Clinical Associate Professor, Psychology

2003 - 2004 Elizabeth Eckelkamp, Lecturer, Foreign Languages and Literatures

2002 - 2003 Margaret Phillips, Senior Lecturer, Criminology and Criminal Justice

2001 - 2002 Elizabeth W. Vining, Senior Lecturer, Marketing

2000 - 2001 Virginia Navarro, Visiting Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, Research and Evaluation

1999 - 2000 Nancy Gleason, Senior Lecturer, Honors College

1998 - 1999 Robert Keel, Lecturer, Sociology

1997 - 1998 John Henschke, Associate Professor, Continuing Education and Outreach

1996 - 1997 Gillian Raw, Lecturer, Mathematics and Computer Science

1995 - 1996 David Bird, Lecturer, Management Science and Information Systems

1994 - 1995 Angelo Puricelli, Senior Lecturer, Education