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Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award

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

The purpose of the Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award is to emphasize the University's commitment to teaching excellence and to stress 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 by uploading to the nomination form (see link at bottom of page); printed nominations will not be considered.

  • The applicant is responsible for compiling and completing nomination information and emailing his/her materials.
  • All nomination materials must be completed and approved by 4:00 p.m., February 19, 2018, for consideration by the Edward M. 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 (books, articles, shows, performances, reviews/papers/presentations at professional meetings) related to professional and scholarly growth that incorporates teaching excellence.
     
  • Institutional and Extra-Institutional Service: List service to the unit/university/community and beyond that incorporates teaching excellence.
     

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; (c) 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 (for Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff):

1.    A condensed (five-page maximum) CV;

2.    Five-page (maximum) narrative demonstrating that the nominee meets the eligibility criteria and provides the requested supporting evidence;

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.

2018 Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award Nomination Form


2018 Scoring Rubric


Past Winners of the Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award

 

Please address any questions about the award or problems with your file upload to Erin Heiling, Recording Secretary for the Edward Penson Distinguished Teaching Award Committee at dta-awards@uwosh.edu, heilinge@uwosh.edu or x2220.

 

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