The University of North Florida is desirous of providing recognition for faculty who perform meritoriously in undergraduate teaching. To that end, the Legislature has made appropriations for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards to be given in the Spring in recognition of excellence in teaching achieved during the previous two academic years. The University of North Florida has allocated the available funds for this fiscal year in the following manner:
TEN Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards include an honorarium of $2,500 each,
accompanied with a commemorative plaque, to be presented at the UNF Fall Convocation.
NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN
Friday, October 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Period of time to be used in the determination of eligibility: the Fall and Spring semesters
2011-2012 and 2012-2013 ONLY.
Any full-time member of the UNF regular teaching faculty, who has held a regular faculty appointment at the rank of Laboratory Lecturer with "instructor-of-record" status, Senior Instructor, Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor,
for the previous two academic years at UNF, and who has taught at least four (4) undergraduate courses during that time is eligible to be nominated for these awards. Courses taught during the summer are not eligible for consideration under these guidelines. Visiting and adjunct faculty are not considered regular teaching faculty, and as such, are not eligible. No winner of an Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award shall be eligible to win another Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award until
the FIFTH year following receipt of the last award.
Any person within the University community (students, alumni, faculty, staff or administrators) may nominate a faculty member for these awards. Nominations must be in writing and signed by the nominator, sent via E-mail to email@example.com, or posted through the WEB site at www.unf.edu/groups/unffa/. Written nominations are to be delivered, preferably by hand, to the
Faculty Association Office. The nomination should consist of a simple factual statement ("I wish to nominate _________ for the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards.") and should not consist of an argument on behalf
of, or a rationale for, the candidacy of the nominee. The deadline for receipt of all nominations is no later than the second Friday of October (10/11/2013)
at 5:00 p.m. It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that his/her nomination is delivered prior to the deadline.
The President of the Faculty Association shall
keep a list of all nominees and send a letter of confirmation of the nomination to each nominee and his/her chair, after the close of nominations.
The President of the Faculty Association shall, in cooperation with the Deans of the respective Colleges, confirm the eligibility of each nominee, no later than the third Monday of October (10/21/2013).
The President of the Faculty Association shall also keep a list of all nominees declared to be eligible and send a letter of confirmation of eligibility to each eligible nominee and his/her chair. In addition, the President of the Faculty Association shall notify those nominees who were not declared to be eligible.
Period of time to be used in the preparation of nominee materials: the Fall and Spring semesters of 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 ONLY.
The nominees have two weeks from the date of notification to email all required application materials to the Faculty Association office: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominees must consolidate all of the application materials into ONE PDF file, which must be attached to your email.
The Nominee Materials should consist only of the following items, arranged in the order shown below:
A signed statement by the faculty member attesting to the accuracy of the information (use the attached form, "Statement of Accuracy").
A vita (maximum of five (5) pages) consisting of the past two academic years of the nominee's teaching accomplishments and any scholarship and/or service directly related to teaching.
A list of courses taught during the past two academic years, not including courses taught during the Summer. The list is to contain course number, course name, number of credit hours, and enrollment.
A discussion (maximum of three (3) pages) of the nominee's teaching philosophy and his/her most significant teaching accomplishments during the past two academic years. Significant teaching accomplishments may be documented by citing such things as: the development of new courses and degree programs; other efforts to improve and enhance the curriculum; summary results of evaluations of the nominee's teaching by students and academic colleagues through methods such as survey instruments, questionnaires, and in-class visitations and observations; awards or other formal recognition received for outstanding teaching; grants or financial aid obtained for innovation and experimentation in teaching; and so forth. The nominee may also include a discussion of scholarly accomplishments and/or service activities during the past two academic years that directly relate to teaching.
Nominees are to submit only the required materials listed above and are not to submit ISQ or SIR raw data, course syllabi or handouts, teaching evaluations, or other appendices. Standard margins and a font size of no smaller than 11 points are to be used. There shall be no more than a total of ten (10) pages in the packet (1 page “Statement of Accuracy, 5 page vita, 1 page list of courses, and 3 page discussion). Nominees who submit materials that are not kept strictly within these guidelines or fail to submit all materials to the Faculty Association Email Address (email@example.com) by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday of November (11/14/13) will not be considered further.
The President of the Faculty Association will collect all PDF copies of the completed Nominee Materials and forward the materials to each of the appropriate Colleges for screening. The President of the Faculty Association will also keep a list of all nominees whose materials have been forwarded to the Colleges.
Screening and Naming of Finalists by the Colleges
Each of the Colleges shall elect a College Screening Committee to screen nominees and name finalists for the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards. Only regular teaching faculty holding the rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, who are not nominees for these awards will be eligible to serve on this Committee. If colleges do not confirm to this guideline, their nominees will not be considered further. The College Committee shall screen the nominations of those who have been declared to be eligible. In the event a nominee is not affiliated with one of the Colleges, the faculty member should submit his or her materials to the College in which his or her discipline would normally reside. The College Committee shall name up to ten
finalists for the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards. By the second Friday of January 2014 (01/10/2014) names of the College Finalists shall be returned to the President of the Faculty Association, who will deliver the materials of the College Finalists to the Chairperson of the University Selection Committee. In addition, the President of the Faculty Association shall notify those nominees who were not selected as finalists.
University Selection Committee
The University Selection Committee will be composed of the President of the Faculty Association, the Chairperson of the Faculty Affairs Committee, the President of the Student Government Association, and one representative from each College to be elected by the faculty of the College from the ranks of regular teaching faculty who have received awards in previous years. No person who is a nominee for the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award or who is related to any nominee, may serve on this committee; in such cases, the constituency such a person represents shall elect a substitute representative. The President of the Faculty Association shall convene the University Selection Committee prior to the end of February for the purposes of electing a chairperson and beginning the final selection process.
Selection by the University Selection Committee
The University Selection Committee will make the final choices from among the finalists forwarded from each of the Colleges. The Committee will make its final decisions based only upon the Nominee Materials which accompany the forwarded nominations. The Committee may request clarification regarding a finalist, either verbal or written, if desired. Such information may be provided by the appropriate College Committee representative. There will be no verbal presentations by the finalists nor campaigns on behalf of the finalists. The Committee shall make its decisions solely on the basis of the nominee's merits, and without consideration for other such factors as departmental or college affiliation of present nominees or past award winners. No proxy voting will be allowed.
It will be the responsibility of the University Selection Committee chairperson to notify by letter any finalists who have not been selected after the committee has concluded its deliberations. The Chairperson of the University Selection Committee will also send a letter via the Faculty Association to the Office of Academic Affairs identifying the ten (10) winners of the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards. Winners of the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award shall be notified by a letter signed jointly by the chairperson of the selection committee and President of the Faculty Association. Formal recognition of winners shall occur at the UNF Fall Convocation.
For all award categories (with the exception of Distinguished Professor, which once received cannot be reapplied for), when a previous award winner wishes to reapply for the same award, she/he may present evidence that runs from the end of the academic period covered for the applicant’s previous award, to the end of the most recent academic year in which the applicant is reapplying.
For all award categories, a first-time applicant for an award may present evidence of desert beginning from the start of her/his UNF career.
UNF OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AWARDS
STATEMENTS OF ACCURACY
I, ___________________________________________________ (applicant's name & department), hereby attest to the accuracy of the information contained in this application.
Signature _________________________ Date _________________________
FA 13-14: March 7, 2013 - The Unification of Faculty Award Timing
Update on 2/2/2012 for no of awardees increase & the fund amount from $2,000.00 to $2,500.00
Update on 11/22/2011 for the Blackboard purpose
FA 07-04: February 1, 2007 - Chairperson's Signature for the Faculty Awards
FA 06-12: May 11, 2006 - Increasing the Number of Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
FA 04-24: November 4, 2004 - Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards
FA 02-17: May 9, 2002 - Revision Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award Procedures
FA 01-18: June 7, 2001 - Revision Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award Procedures
FA 99-27: June 6, 1999 - Revision Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award Procedures
FA 98-45: November 5, 1998 - Revision Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award Procedures
FA 97-23: October 9, 1997