This Award recognizes and honors early career faculty for outstanding and innovative teaching.

An award plaque and honorarium of $500 is presented at the Chancellor's State of the University Address in the Fall Semester.

Nominees must be first- or second-year tenure track faculty. Previous recipients are not eligible.

Nominees must show evidence consistent with the priorities and goals outlined in the UMSL Strategic Plan, demonstrating:

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

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:
March 24, 2017 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for submission of nomination and completed materials packet.


Rubric for Gerald and Deanne Gitner Excellence in Teaching Award

Previous Award Winners:

2015-2016 Amber Candela, Assistant Professor, Department of Educator Preparation, Innovation and Research, College of Education

2014-2015 Lauren Obermark, Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

2013-2014 Stephanie DiPietro, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences

2012-2013 Natalie Anne Bolton, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Research and Evaluation, College of Education

2011-2012 Brian Hutchison, Assistant Professor, Division of Counseling and Family Therapy, College of Education

2010-2011 Amy Zanne, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

2008 - 2009 Matthew M. Lemberger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Counseling and Family Therapy, College of Education

2007 - 2008 Angela D. Coker, Assistant Professor, Counseling and Family Therapy

2006 - 2007 Lea-Rachel Kosnik, Assistant Professor, Economics

2005 - 2006 Minsoo Kang, Assistant Professor, History

2004 - 2005 Beth Huebner, Assistant Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice