Teaching Excellence Awards 2014-2015

Nomination deadline: November 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Finalist deadline: January 30, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

 

Application Information

Category 1: Teaching Excellence

Category 2: Provost Core

Category 3: Innovation in Instructional Technology

Category 4: Instructor/Clinical

Category 5: Graduate Teaching Assistant

Category 6: Community Engagement

Category 7: Career Award

Category 8: Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence Award

 


INTRODUCTION

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ALL NOMINATION MATERIAL for the first phase of nomination is 5:00 P.M., Monday, November 10, 2014

The University of Houston Teaching Excellence Awards recognizes excellence in teaching for both individuals and groups. Individual Teaching Excellence Awards for outstanding faculty and teaching assistants carry cash prizes of $8,000 for faculty, $3,500 for teaching assistants and $12,000 for the faculty career award. Individual Teaching Excellence Awards will be granted to no more than eighteen faculty and no more than four awarded to graduate teaching assistants. The Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence Award, an award of $25,000 divided into a cash award of $15,000 and $10,000 in departmental support, may be awarded to only one faculty member. Recipients of a Teaching Excellence Award may also be considered for university selection of the UH Piper Professor Program nominee. The Piper Award is a $5000 prize awarded by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation to ten faculty in the State of Texas. The Teaching Excellence Committee will also review and recommend recipients for the Group Teaching Excellence Awards, two awards of $30,000 are presented to no more than two faculty groups.


GENERAL NOMINATION GUIDELINES

Faculty, students, and alumni may make nominations.  Faculty may be nominated for all categories for which they may be eligible. The committee has the option to consider nominees for more than one category for which the nominee may be eligible but will award no more than one award to a nominee for that award year.

Previous award recipients are eligible for nomination in the sixth academic year following a prior award under the same category, with the exception of the Career Award and the Distinguished Leadership Award which may be awarded only once to an individual.

See each category of awards listed below for criteria and directions for nomination.


INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Category 1: Teaching Excellence

Category 2: Provost Core

Category 3: Innovation in Instructional Technology

Category 4: Instructor/Clinical

Category 5: Graduate Teaching Assistant

Category 6: Community Engagement

Category 7: Career Award

Category 8: Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence Award


GROUP AWARDS

Click here to view information about the Group Awards


PIPER PROFESSOR AWARD

 Click here to view information on how to apply for the Piper Professor Award


NOMINATION PROCESS

Faculty, students, and alumni may nominate eligible candidates.

Nominations will be submitted electronically as a .pdf file. Please make a single .pdf file (labeled with the last name of the applicant) containing items outlined above and in the exact order indicated on the nomination form.  Please include the nominator's address, email (if available) and phone number on the nomination form as requested. Submit the nomination packet by email to TEA@share.uh.edu

The nomination deadline is 5:00 P.M., Monday, November 10, 2014.

Individual Awards
Nomination form/checklist – individual award categories


Group Awards
Nomination form/checklist – group award


SELECTION PROCESS AND FINALIST GUIDELINES


Based upon materials presented in the nomination portfolio, the Teaching Excellence Awards Committee (composed of faculty, students, and alumni) will review the nominations and make recommendations to the Provost. By December 2014, eligible nominees and their nominators will be notified and given additional instructions for completing the final portfolio.

Finalist deadline: January 30, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Individual Awards – finalist guidelines
Finalist checklist – individual awards  (subject to change)

Group Awards – finalist checklist
Finalist – group award  (subject to change)


FORMS

Individual Awards

Nomination form/checklist – individual award categories

Finalist Guidelines(subject to change)


Group Awards

Nomination form/checklist – group award

Finalist Checklist  - (subject to change)