Provost's Awards for Teaching Excellence

The Provost’s Awards for Teaching Excellence

The Provost’s Awards for Teaching Excellence recognize faculty who have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional teaching and student success. Multiple awards are available each year across a range of categories. In 2018/2019, faculty were recognized with awards in the following categories:

  1. Excellence in online teaching and learning (only available for Online Teaching Academy participants) - Recipient: Tony Faber
  2. Excellence in student learning assessment - Recipient: Missy Nieveen Phegley
  3. Excellence in supporting undergraduate research - Recipient: Christina Ragain
  4. Excellence in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) - Recipient: Larry Bohannon
  5. Excellence in teaching or supporting general education courses - Recipient: Sara Garner
  6. Excellence in promoting experiential learning - Recipient: Victoria McAlister
  7. Excellence in promoting engaged learning - Recipient: Rachel Morgan Theall
  8. Excellence in supporting student recruitment - Recipient: Holly Wagner

Who can receive an award?

Any faculty member (full-time or adjunct) is eligible to be nominated (i.e. by another colleague) or to apply directly for these awards.

What are the award criteria?

The applications/nominations will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • The applicant’s/nominee’s fit for the chosen award/s based on the letter of support
  • The applicant’s/nominee’s fit for the chosen award/s based on their supervisor’s endorsement

What is the process for applying or nominating a colleague?

The call for applications and nominations is now open. Please use the Teaching Awards Cover Sheet to apply for an award, or to nominate a colleague. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of support by the nominator or applicant.

In addition to the letter of support, the evaluation team will contact the nominee’s/applicant’s supervisor for a verbal or written endorsement.

Teaching Awards Cover Sheet

What is the deadline?

Please send applications as an email attachment to ProvostAwards@semo.edu by March 1, 2020.

How will the award recipients be honored?

The recipients of each award will be announced during the Spring 2020 semester. The award recipients will receive:

  • An engraved plaque
  • A photo with the Provost
  • Inclusion in a University news release

 

Contact

573.651.2063
provost@semo.edu
Academic Hall 130
Office of the Provost
One University Plaza, MS 3400
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701