CHASS Teaching Award: Call for Nominations

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences invites nominations for the 2015-16 CHASS Teaching Award. The award is made annually to recognize outstanding achievement in teaching by a faculty member of the College. The recipient will be formally recognized during the academic year as the Patricia McSweeney McCauly Chair in Teaching Excellence. The awardee also receives a $5000 stipend, gives an annual lecture on teaching excellence and teaches the CHASS Seminar for freshmen and sophomores.

Nominees should be senior faculty members whose teaching is of such quality that it merits recognition and award. We are looking for an exceptional teacher who thoroughly stimulates and engage students in the classroom and contributes to the growth of teaching excellence in the College and across UCR.

Deadline for Nomination Packets:  April 22, 2016

A faculty member may be nominated by individual students and faculty, or by her or his own department or program. In the case of nominations by individuals, each letter should include the following: 1) a statement explaining the nominee’s qualifications, and 2) the nominator’s name and contact information. Once three or more individual nominating letters are received, the selection committee will request a full packet of pertinent materials from the nominee’s home department or program.

**Note: departments/programs may submit full nomination packets that are not preceded by individual nominations.

Full nomination packets should consist of a formal letter of nomination and may also include the following:

  1. Letters of support from undergraduate and/or graduate students;
  2. Letters of support from faculty;
  3. Teaching evaluations and other supporting materials.

All documents should be collated into a single PDF file consisting of no more than 25 pages.

Please send all correspondence to Gabrielle Brewer, CHASS Teaching Award, HMNSS 3404, or via email: gabrielle.brewer@ucr.edu

Nominees must teach in CHASS and be current members of the Academic Senate. Only senior faculty members are eligible for the award. Previous awardees are not eligible.

For more information, see: http://chass.ucr.edu/about/ed_tech/mccauley.html

Nominations can be carried over for only one year but have to be re-submitted.

Teaching Award Committee
The Teaching Awards Committee selects the awardee. Three members comprise the Committee:  two from the CHASS Executive Committee and the award recipient from the preceding year.

Winners will be recognized during the CHASS Fall reception.

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