Nominations Sought

Wednesday, November 20 2013

Members of the university community are invited to submit nominations for the Teaching, Hoffman, and Advising Excellence Awards before the Dec. 13, 2013 deadline. Please send the name of an outstanding teacher or adviser and a short paragraph on why they deserve to be recognized to The nominees will then be notified and given instructions on what materials will need to be submitted (in pdf format) to by Jan. 31, 2014. The awards ceremony is scheduled for the evening of April 29, 2014 in the SUB Ballroom. Recipients for these awards will receive an honorarium, a commemorative clock and recognition at the formal ceremony.

The Teaching Excellence Awards were established in 1990 to encourage and reward teachers for excellence and are a tangible way to show the value superb teachers hold for our university. Teaching Excellence Awards encourage faculty to become a better teacher or adviser providing incentives to inspire innovative teaching methods and promote strong dedication to student needs and aid in implementing the strategic plan, particularly in recruiting and retaining students. The Advising Excellence was established in 2003 and the Hoffman Award in Teaching was established in 2007.

The Teaching Excellence Award is available to teaching faculty and includes one $5,000 award and up to two $2,500 awards.

The Hoffman Award in Teaching Excellence is designated for full-time, non-tenured, tenure track faculty at the rank of assistant professor with an award of $1,500.

The Excellence in Academic Advising recognizes an outstanding undergraduate faculty adviser and/or a professional staff adviser and provides an award of $2,000.

Recipients may only receive an award once. To see the list of past recipients before nominating, please visit the provost and executive vice president’s website:

For questions, please contact the Teaching and Advising Committee Chair David Siegler or Patti Heath.