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Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award

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Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award

Each year the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh recognizes the contributions of its faculty and instructional academic staff members with the Distinguished Teaching Award.

The purpose of the Distinguished Teaching Award is to emphasize the University's commitment to teaching excellence and stressing the importance of teaching to the University.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELIGIBILITY AND SUBMISSION OF ELECTRONIC NOMINATIONS 

PLEASE NOTE:  All nomination materials must be submitted electronically in a single document to dta-awards@uwosh.edu.  Printed nominations will not be considered.

  • The applicant is responsible for compiling and completing nomination information and emailing his/her materials to dta-awards@uwosh.edu .
  • All nomination materials must be completed and approved by 4:00 p.m., February 16, 2015, for consideration by Edward Penson Distinguished Teaching Award Committee. 

FACULTY:  Eligibility:  Current full-time faculty who: (a) are in at least their sixth year of service at UW Oshkosh; (b) have taught an average of at least 6 credits per year over the past 3 years; (c) are teaching during the current year. 

EVIDENCE:

  • Teaching Summary:  Briefly summarize teaching assignments for the past three years.  Include information from your teaching career that will assist the committee such as a list of courses taught, enrollments, course level, and a one-page (maximum) summary of  teaching philosophy.
     
  • Teaching Excellence:  Summarize data from your teaching career of student and peer evaluations.    Attach (a) one to three letters of support/recommendation from current or past students; and (b) two to three letters from colleagues.  Include summaries of at least half of S.O.S. reports from the past three years.
     
  • Professional and Scholarly Growth:  List items such as books, articles, shows, performances, reviews and papers at professional meetings and relate to teaching excellence.
     
  • Institutional and Extra-Institutional Service:  Include items such as service to the unit, to the university, to the community and beyond and relate to teaching effectiveness.
     

INSTRUCTIONAL ACADEMIC STAFF (IAS):  Eligibility:  Current IAS who: (a) are in at least their sixth year of service at UW Oshkosh; (b) at .75 FTE or more; (b) are teaching at .50 FTE or more during the current year.
 
EVIDENCE (criteria are restricted to components of teaching):

  • Teaching Summary:  Briefly summarize teaching assignments for the past three years.  Include information from your teaching career that will assist the committee such as a list of courses taught, enrollments, course level, and a one-page (maximum) summary of teaching philosophy.
     
  • Teaching Excellence:  Summarize data from your teaching career of student and peer evaluations.  Attach (a) one to three letters of support/recommendation from  current or past students, and (b) two to three letters from colleagues.  Include summaries of at least half of S.O.S. reports from the past three years.
     

SUBMISSIONS ARE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

1.    A condensed (five-page maximum) CV

2.    Five-page (maximum) narrative addressing the bulleted points listed under Eligibility: EVIDENCE addressing the requirements for Faculty or IAS

3.    Required S.O.S. reports: Summary evaluations and copies of appropriate student opinion surveys

4.    A maximum of six letters of support/recommendation that may include: a) one to three letters from current or past students; and b) two to three letters from colleagues

 

2015 Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award Nomination Form

 

 

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