Agenda Item FA 17-16

Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award Revision

03/02/17: Passed

03/07/17: Approved

  Faculty Association
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards
(Changes are in italics and bold of underline or strikethrough.)


Revision to FA Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards that clarifies of summer term courses.

 


Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards  

   

The University of North Florida wishes to recognize faculty who perform meritoriously in graduate teaching. To that end, the University has approved establishment of the University of North Florida Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards. These awards are to be given annually in recognition of excellence in graduate teaching during the previous two 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 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM
 

Eligibility

Any full-time member of the UNF teaching faculty, who has held an in-rank faculty appointment and has been designated as graduate faculty for the previous two academic years at UNF, and who has taught at least three (3) graduate courses/sections during that time, including summer, is eligible to be nominated for this award. Courses taught during the summer are 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 Graduate Teaching Award shall be eligible to win another Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards 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 this award. 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 _________, department of __________________, for the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award.") 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                                        .  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,                                                  .

 
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.

   

             ____ 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.

 

 

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 Monday, November 14, 2016 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 Graduate Teaching Award. Only regular teaching faculty designated as Graduate Faculty who are not nominees for this award 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 no more than three (3) finalists for the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. By the second Friday of January 2017 (TBD) the name 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.

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 Graduate Student Organization, and one representative from each College to be elected by the faculty of the College from the ranks of graduate faculty who have received university Undergraduate or Graduate teaching awards in previous years. No person who is a nominee for the Outstanding Graduate 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 choice from among the finalists forwarded from each of the Colleges. The Committee will make its final decision based only upon the Nominee Materials that 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 decision 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 two (2) winners of the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards. Winners of the Outstanding Graduate 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  GRADUATE TEACHING AWARDS
(2016-2017)
  STATEMENTS OF ACCURACY
 

 

  APPLICANT'S STATEMENT

 

 I,  _______________________________________________________ (applicant's name),  confirmmy  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#    _____________________

   Department:    ______________________________________________________________ 

 
      Date: _______________________________ 

 

Signature: ____________________________

 

 

    

 Outstanding Graduate 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 sign 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 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.

 

 

 

 


References:

Update on 5/5/2016 for the clarification of timing for the honorarium distribution and the languages by Faculty Affairs Committee.
Information Item#4: April 3, 2014-Application Checklist & Statement of Accuracy (revised clearly on 11/13/2014 by FA president)
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 06-24: July 6, 2006