Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professorships

Purpose

During the upcoming year the chancellor may recommend an outstanding faculty member for this honor. These are prestigious positions, and only outstanding scholars with established reputations will be considered for appointment.

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 Checklist
  2. Submission Requirements Form
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Nomination/Cover Letter
    • A two to three page statement prepared by the administrator or a colleague that identifies the primary contributions of the individual and provides a perspective so that non experts in the field might understand the significant importance of the work (this statement is particularly helpful to the committee in reviewing the nominations).
  5. Supporting letter from the Dean
  6. Supporting letters (limited to 12) must include opinions of prominent people in the nominee’s discipline
  7. Nominee’s personal philosophy of teaching statement, including how research and service are reflected in teaching
  8. List of courses taught (include syllabi)
  9. Copies of all student-generated teaching evaluations for the past three academic years (including both numeric and written feedback)
  10. A summarization of multiple methods of evaluating instructional activity, including (but not limited to) student-generated teaching evaluations, evaluations of teaching effectiveness by peers, results of assessment of student learning or other relevant methods of evaluation (do not include copies of individual student or course forms/sheets in this summarization). Include interpretations of statistical data that must be explicitly detailed for understanding by reviewers who may not be familiar with the instrument.
  11. Copies of past three years of annual performance reviews
  12. Other supportive materials
  13. Nominee’s curriculum vitae

All candidates selected for a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor appointment after January 2005 will be appointed for a period of five years. Each five-year appointment may be renewed at the discretion of the chancellor. There is no limit to the number of extensions a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor may be granted. The duration of the appointment for Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professors appointed prior to January 2005 is not term limited.

Please refer to the Collected Rules and Regulations 320.070 relating to Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professorships for more details.

Nomination Submissions

Per a recent update to the UM System Awards and Recognition website, Curators’ Professorship nominations will only be presented to the Board of Curators at the February and September meetings in response to recently-adopted changes to the Board of Curators Meeting Calendar. Due to this new timeline, MU will only be able to submit applications for the September Board of Curators meeting for 2021.

Annual Deadline: March 1 (due the following business day when falls on a weekend or holiday)

Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted by the Divisional Dean, who may establish an earlier deadline. Submit an electronic version as a single Word document (Executive Summary) and a single PDF (Nomination Packet) via email to MUProvostAwards@missouri.edu. Name applications as follows: YearCDP-T_LastFirst (e.g., 2024CDP-T_TigerTruman). Original hard copies of the proposal packet are no longer required.

Please contact us at MUProvostAwards@missouri.edu with any questions.

Five-Year Renewal

Nomination materials should include:

  1. Executive Summary – accomplishments in the preceding 5-years, as well as plans for the coming 5-years – must be submitted as a Word document
  2. Nominee’s curriculum vitae documenting productivity over the past 5-years
  3. Letters of support from Department Chair and Dean
  4. Copies of all student-generated teaching evaluations for the past five academic years (including both numeric and written feedback)
  5. Copies of past five years of annual performance reviews

Five-Year Renewal Packet Submissions

Annual Deadline: March 1 (due the following business day when falls on a weekend or holiday)

Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted by the Divisional Dean, who may establish an earlier deadline. Submit an electronic version as a single Word document (Executive Summary) and a single PDF (Nomination Packet) via email to MUProvostAwards@missouri.edu. Name applications as follows: YearCDP_LastFirst (e.g., 2024CDP_TigerTruman). Original hard copies of the proposal packet are no longer required.

Please contact us at MUProvostAwards@missouri.edu with any questions.

Past Recipients

See all past and currently active Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor recipients.