Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards

 

 

 

 

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 past five academic years. The University of North Florida has allocated the available funds for this fiscal year in the following manner: 
 
The award winners will be determined in the Spring 2017 semester and each will receive an honorarium of $2,500, which will be distributed by electronic transfer, and a commemorative plaque. Awards will be presented at the Fall Convocation and electronic transfer made near that date. The awards are funded by the Academic Affairs. Academic Affairs reserves the right to not provide the monetary award to any winner who is not a UNF employee at the time if the Fall convocation, when the award is made.

 

 

NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 5:00 PM

 

 

 

Eligibility

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/section during that time, including summer, is eligible to be nominated for these awards. 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.
 

Nomination

 
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 facassn1@unf.edu, or posted through the WEB site at www.unf.edu/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 Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 5 PM. 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 Friday, October 13, 2017 at 5 PM.

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. 
 

Nominee Materials

The nominees have two weeks from the date of notification to email all required application materials to the Faculty Association office: facassn1@unf.edu. Nominees must consolidate all of the application materials into ONE PDF file, which must be attached to your email. 

 
Each candidate must submit an application checklist – on the first page of the submitted application, along with the Statement of accuracy -- that confirms that he/she followed the application guidelines. Each candidate must sign1 the Application Checklist and Statement of Accuracy.

If applications deviate from these guidelines, the application will be eliminated.

____ The Curriculum Vita is a maximum of five pages and consists of my teaching accomplishments and any scholarship and/or service directly related to my teaching during the past five academic years.

____ The list of courses taught during the past five academic years is presented on a single page. The list contains course number, course name, number of credit hours, and student enrollment.

____ The teaching narrative is a maximum of three pages and provides a discussion of my teaching philosophy and my most significant teaching accomplishments during the past five academic years.
____The application materials shall not include ISQ raw data, course syllabi, handouts, teaching evaluations, or other appendices. However, summaries of ISQ results may be included in the three-page narrative.   
____ Signed “Application Checklist and Statement of Accuracy” (1 page)
____ Vita (5 pages)
____ List of courses (1 page)
____ Discussion (3 pages)
____Standard margins (1-inch or 1.25 inch) and 11 or 12-point font are used for all materials presented in application.


Nominees who submit materials that are not kept strictly within these guidelines or fail to submit all materials to the Faculty Association Email Address (facassn1@unf.edu) by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 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 conform 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 Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 5 PM 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.

 
 


UNF 

Faculty Association

OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AWARDS 
(2017-2018)
STATEMENT OF ACCURACY

 

APPLICANT'S STATEMENT

I, _______________________________________________________(applicant's name), confirm my submitted application meet the above listed requirements. I understand if my application does not meet the above requirements, it will not be reviewed. I also hereby attest to the accuracy of the information contained in this application.



 Full Name:      ______________________________________________________________
              
              N#      _____________________


 Title:   ____________________________________________________________

 

 

 Department:   ______________________________________________________________ 

 
Date: ______________________________ 


*Signature:   ______________________________________________________________
  

 


Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards 

 

 

Application Checklist and Statement of Accuracy 

 

 

Each candidate must submit an application checklist – as the first page of the submitted application -- that confirms that he/she followed the application guidelines. Each candidate must sign1 the Application Checklist and Statement of Accuracy.

If applications deviate from these guidelines, the application will be eliminated.

____ The Curriculum Vita is a maximum of five pages and consists of my teaching accomplishments and any scholarship and/or service directly related to my teaching during the past five academic years.

____ The list of courses taught during the past five academic years is presented on a single page. The list contains course number, course name, number of credit hours, and student enrollment.

____ The teaching narrative is a maximum of three pages and provides a discussion of my teaching philosophy and my most significant teaching accomplishments during the past two academic years.

____ The application materials do not include ISQ raw data, course syllabi, handouts, teaching evaluations, or other appendices.

____ The application materials are arranged in the following order and do not exceed 10 pages.

____ Signed “Application Checklist and Statement of Accuracy” (1 page)
____ Vita (5 pages)
____ List of courses (1 page)
____ Discussion (3 pages)

____ Standard margins (1-inch or 1.25 inch) and 11 or 12-point font are used for all materials presented in application.



*Footnote:
1 - Simply, type in the name or initials or electronically sign in Acrobat or paste in a scan or your signature.

 
 
 
Remarks:
*__* FA 13-14:
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.


Reference:

FA 17-15: Revision to FA Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards that omits mention of summer term courses  (March 2, 2017)
Update on 5/5/2016 for the clarification of timing for the honorarium distribution and the languages by Faculty Affairs Committee.
Information Item# 4: Application Checklist & Statement of Accuracy and revised by FA president on (April 3, 2014)
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: Chairperson's Signature for the Faculty Awards (February 1, 2007)
FA 06-12: Increasing the Number of Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (May 11, 2006)
FA 04-24: Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards (November 4, 2004)
FA 02-17: Revision Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award Procedures (May 9, 2002)
FA 01-18: Revision Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award Procedures (June 7, 2001)
FA 99-27: Revision Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award Procedures (June 6, 1999)
FA 98-45: Revision Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award Procedures (November 5, 1998)
FA 97-23: OT Undergraduate Teaching Awards Proposal (October 9, 1997)