This Award recognizes and honors outstanding academic, humanitarian, or professional service. There are two types of award:
- The Campus Service Award recognizes faculty for distinguished service on our campus. Nominees will have made exceptional contributions to achieving one or more goals of the university, while embodying the values of the university.
- The Civic Engagement Award recognizes faculty for distinguished service to the community beyond the boundaries of the University.
Up to two award plaques and one honorarium of $1,000 (to be split between the winners if there are two winners) are presented at the Chancellor's State of the University Address in the fall semester.
Nominees must be tenured, full-time, faculty with seven or more years of service at UMSL.
Nominees must show evidence consistent with the priorities and goals outlined in the UMSL Strategic Plan, demonstrating:
- The nature and significance of the service performed
- 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
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
- Nominee's statement of his or her personal philosophy of service and how this philosophy is demonstrated in practice. The statement should not exceed three double-spaced pages
- Evidence of activities that support these criteria
- Letters of support (no more than six) from students, alumni, colleagues, administrators, and community leaders who are familiar with the nominee’s service contributions
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 and the candidate's C.V. are exempt from this public disclosure.)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 Richard B. Rosenfeld, Curators' Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences
2012-2013 Sheilah F. Clarke-Ekong, Associate Professor , Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages, College of Arts and Sciences
2011-2012 Richard Wright, Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences
2009-2010 Timothy Farmer, Associate Professor of Accounting, College of Business Administration
2008-2009 Keith Stine, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
2008 - 2009 Mark Pope, Professor, Professor of Counseling, Division of Counseling and Family Therapy, College of Education
2005 - 2006 Van A. Reidhead, Associate Professor, Anthropology
2004 - 2005 David Curry, Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice
2003 - 2004 R. Rocco Cottone, Professor, Counseling and Family Therapy
2002 - 2003 Lois Pierce, Professor, Social Work
2001 - 2002 John Hylton, Professor, Music
2000 - 2001 Lol Barton, Professor, Chemistry
1999 - 2000 Joel Glassman, Associate Professor, Political Science
1998 - 1999 Gwendolyn Turner, Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning
1997 - 1998 Mark Burkholder, Professor, History
1996 - 1997 Joseph Martinich, Professor, Management Science and Information Systems
1995 - 1996 Donald Phares, Professor, Economics
1994 - 1995 David Ganz, Assistant Professor, Accounting
1993 - 1994 Lawrence Friedman, Associate Professor, Biology
1992 - 1993 James Doyle, Professor, Philosophy
1991 - 1992 Ruth Jenkins, Associate Professor, Nursing
1990 - 1991 Charles Korr, Professor, History
1989 - 1990 Edwin Fedder, Professor, Political Science
1988 - 1989 Vicki Sauter, Associate Professor, Management Science and Information Systems