Faculty Teaching, Mentoring, and Service Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student Mentoring Award

This Award will recognize mentoring activity during the five years prior to the semester the Award is given.  Nomination packets will include

  1. A one page letter of nomination from the DGS or Chair in the nominee’s Department
  2. A 1-2 page statement from the nominee about his or her supervision of graduate students
  3. Information on students supervised and their subsequent employment (up to 3 pages)
  4. The nominee’s cv

 

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award

This Award will recognize mentoring activity during the three years prior to the semester the Award is given. Nomination packets will include

  1. A one page letter of nomination from the DUS or Chair in the nominee’s Department
  2. Information on students supervised (up to 3 pages)
  3. A 1-2 page statement from the nominee about her or his supervision of undergraduate research.

 

Award for the Promotion of Diversity or Inclusion

This Award recognizes activity prior to the award year. Nomination packets will include

  1. A one page letter of nomination from the Department Chair or a colleague
  2. A 1-2 page description of service or engagement written by the nominee
  3. The nominee’s cv
  4. A 1-2 page letter from someone either who personally or whose organization benefited from the nominee’s service or engagement

 

Award for Excellence in Teaching Large Courses

This Award honors someone for their teaching in the five years prior to the current semester.  Anyourse with 125 or more students qualifies as large. Nomination packets should include

  1. A one page letter of nomination from the departmental chair or a colleague
  2. A 1-2 page narrative written by the nominee that describes and analyzes the course(s) as well as its pedagogy and successes
  3. Syllabi
  4. A numerical summary of course evaluations. You may also include written comment excerpts not to exceed 1 page 
  5. The nominee’s cv.

 

Award for Innovative Teaching

This Award recognizes activity during the five years prior to the current semester. Nomination packets should include

  1. A one page letter of nomination from the department chair or a colleague
  2. A 1-2 page description and analysis of the innovations involved written by the nominee
  3. Any other material the nominee wishes to submit (up to 5 pages)
  4. The nominee’s cv.

 

Outstanding Teaching Awards

These Awards recognize excellence in all aspects of teaching, not just classroom performance.  The College makes four such Awards every year, one in each of the divisions of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural & Mathematical Sciences and one to a lecturer.  All tenured and tenure-track faculty members with full-time or primary appointments in the College are eligible for these Awards, as are all lecturers and senior lecturers.  The one exception is faculty members who received such an Award in the past five years.  Each Award carries a one-time stipend of $1,500.

Nominations are invited from all faculty members in the College and all University of Kentucky students and should include:

  1. A 1-2 page letter of nomination.
  2. A one page cover letter from the Chair (if the Chair is not nominating).
  3. No more than two additional letters of support (1-2 pages each) from faculty and/or students.
  4. A 1-2 page personal statement on teaching.
  5. No more than 2 sample course syllabi
  6. A numerical summary of course evaluations for the past four semesters. You may also include written comment excerpts (not to exceed 2 pages)

 

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