Provost's Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award

Purpose

To recognize junior faculty for superior teaching and advising on the MU campus.

Award

Up to three individuals will be given the annual award which will include a $1,000 prize, less applicable taxes.

Eligibility

Only faculty holding full-time, tenured, tenure track, or non-tenure track appointments with the rank of assistant professor or associate professor with no more than five years (individuals with service dates prior to Sept. 1, 2009, will be considered to have more than five years) of service at MU are eligible. Nominees must be involved in teaching and advising students.

Nominations

Faculty colleagues, departments, schools/colleges, or recognized campus organizations may nominate individuals.

Do not place nomination materials in a hard binder. The length of the nomination materials is not of primary importance because the final choice will be based on convincing evidence. Nomination materials will not be returned; therefore, the department chair should retain a copy of nomination materials for possible future use. Unsuccessful nominations may be updated and resubmitted in successive years.

Nomination materials should include:

  1. Nomination/Cover Letter
    • Describe the characteristics that serve to justify his/her being recognized for
      • teaching excellence and dedication to the teaching-learning process inside and outside the classroom
      • superior advising
      • demonstrated potential for publications and scholarly activities related to teaching and advising
  2. Supporting letters (limited to five) from alumni, students (former or current), colleagues and departmental or divisional administrators
  3. Personal statement from the nominee regarding his/her philosophy of teaching including how research and service are reflected in teaching
  4. A representative list of courses taught (including syllabi) and students advised by nominee for the past five years
  5. Summarization of student-generated teaching evaluations. (Do not include copies of individual student or course forms/sheets. Summaries and selected comments may be included.)
  6. Nominee's curriculum vitae
    • Be sure to include grants received for the improvement of instruction or teacher preparation.

Submissions

Deadline: Feb. 27, 2015 (noon)

Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted by the Divisional Dean. Submit an electronic version as one "unlocked" PDF email attachment to muprovostawards@missouri.edu, naming each document starting with the applicant's last name followed by a document reference (i.e., Jones-Junior Tchng application). Send only the original copy of the entire proposal packet to:

Office of the Deputy Provost
180c General Services Building
(573) 882-6597

Past Recipients

2014 Dennis Kelley, Religious Studies
Leigh Neier, Education (LTC)
Ben Trachtenberg, Law
2013 Tina Bloom, Nursing
Jerritt Frank, History
Charles Keene, Marketing
2012 Kristina Aldridge, Pathology & Anatomical Sciences
Dale Fitch, Social Work
Trista Strauch, Animal Sciences
2011 Allison Kabel, Health Professions
Alexandra Socarides, English
Bryon Wiegand, Animal Sciences
2010 Melissa Click, Communication
Nathaniel DeRosiers, Religious Studies
William Moser, Business
2009 Erica Lembke, Education
John Bennett, Business
2008 Christopher Tuggle, Business
Deborah Hanuscin, Learning Teaching Curriculum
Samuel Cohen, English
2007 Anna Bardone-Cone, Psychological Sciences
Michael Barnes, Classical Studies
Bethany Stone, Biological Sciences
2006 John Frymire, History
Elisa Glick, English
Mark Houston, Marketing
2005 Valerie Kaussen, Romance Languages and Literatures
Dorina Kosztin, Physics
Kathleen Unrath, Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
2004 Mary Grigsby, Rural Sociology
Jennifer Moeller, Editorial
Kristin Schwain, Art History and Archaeology
2003 Jamie Arndt, Psychological Sciences
William Banks, Mathematics
Joshua Millspaugh, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
2002 William Kerwin, English
Dorina Mitrea, Mathematics
Amanda Rose, Psychological Sciences
2001 M. Kathryn Coe, Anthropology
Charles N. Davis, News-Editorial
Catherine A. Holland, Political Science
2000 Carol E. Anderson, History
Cynthia M. Frisby, Advertising
Carol Gilles, Curriculum & Instruction
1999 Steven Keller, Chemistry
Daniel Lieman, Mathematics
Lois Huneycutt, History
1998 Bryan L. Garton, Agricultural Education
Ann H. Harrell, Music
Thomas W. Miller, Jr., Finance
1997 Joseph E. Cavanaugh, Statistics
Richard A. Johnson, Management
Benyamin Schwarz, Environmental Design
1996 Nathaniel Brickens, Music
Aaron Thompson, Human Development and Family Studies
David Wakefield, History
1995 Michael Kramer, Communication
David Schenker, Classical Studies
Carol Ward, Anthropology
1994 Lillian Dunlap, Broadcast-News
C. Michael Greenlief, Chemistry
S. Priscilla LeMone, Nursing
1993 Daniel Frye, Art and Curriculum and Instruction
Craig Israelsen, Consumer and Family Economics
Lee Jolliffe, Editorial
David Rayl, Music
1992 Nakhle Asmar, Mathematics
Mary Broadnax, German, Russian and Asian Studies
Sandra Davidson Scott, Editorial
1991 Michael McKean, Broadcast-News
Lawrence Okamura, History
Robin Roberts, Accountancy
1990 Jean Allman, History
Christine Ferris, English
Craig Sweeney, Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
1989 Elaine Backus, Entomology
William Bunnelle, Chemistry
Ronald Phillips, Environmental Design
1988 Thomas DiLorenzo, Psychology
Irving Epstein, Higher and Adult Education and Foundations
Steven Watts, History
1987 Tani Barlow, History
Nancy Fair, Textile and Apparel Management
Wendy Sims, Music and Music Education

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