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2019-20 CHASS Faculty Awards

2nd Call for Nominations

CHASS Teaching Award

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences invites nominations for the 2019-20 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, 2020

Nominations

A faculty member may be nominated by individual students and faculty, or by her or his own department or program. Initial nominations should include a formal letter of nomination explaining the nominee’s qualifications, the nominator’s name, and contact information. 

Once the nomination is approved to move forward in the review process, the nominator will need to create a complete nomination package. This includes the following:

  1.  Two or more individual letters of support, with at least one from faculty and one from a student.
  2. At least two years of teaching evaluations and other supporting materials.

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

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

Eligibility

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: https://chass.ucr.edu/patricia-mcsweeny-mccauley-chair-teaching-excellence

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.

 

CHASS Faculty Award for Civic Engagement

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences invites nominations for the 2019-20 Faculty Award for Civic Engagement. The award recognizes those faculty members that make outstanding efforts to reach beyond the campus and contribute in meaningful ways to the greater social good. It also recognizes faculty who work to bring community and university together in meaningful ways. Faculty may be nominated for outstanding individual instances of civic engagement, or for a distinguished record of activities. Civic engagement may take place at the local, regional, national, or global levels, but must include a significant interface with/service to the non-university public (this is not an award for university service). While such engagement may involve significant visibility, it may also take form in behind-the-scenes work that is vital to civil society. The awardee receives formal recognition of her or his achievement by the College.

Nominees should be senate faculty at any rank whose civic engagement is of a quality and level of commitment that merits recognition. We are looking for individuals whose investment is distinct and meaningful, exemplifying the ideal of university faculty as scholars, teachers, and active citizens.

Deadline for Nominations:  April 22, 2020

Nominations

A faculty member may be nominated by individual students and faculty, or by her or his own department or program. Initial nominations should include a formal letter of nomination explaining the nominee’s qualifications, the nominator’s name, and contact information. 

Once the nomination is approved to move forward in the review process, the nominator will need to create a complete nomination package. This includes the following:

  1.  Two or more individual letters of support, with at least one from faculty and one from community members, programs, and institutions.
  2. Supporting materials that demonstrate the nominee’s outstanding achievements in civic engagement, community service and outreach.

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

Please direct all questions and correspondence to Gabrielle Brewer, CHASS Public Engagement Award, HMNSS 3404, or via email: gabrielle.brewer@ucr.edu

Eligibility

Nominees must teach in CHASS and be current members of the Academic Senate. Previous awardees are not eligible. 

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

Civic Engagement Award Committee

The Civic Engagement Awards Committee selects the awardee. Three members comprise the Committee:  Two from the Executive Committee and the award recipient from the preceding year (in the inaugural year, the third member will be chosen from the CHASS faculty at large).

Winners will be recognized during the CHASS reception in fall.

 

CHASS Distinguished Research Lecturer Award

We invite any member of the UCR Academic Senate, including department chairs and faculty at any rank, to submit nominations for the 2019-2020 CHASS Distinguished Research Lecturer Award. This honor has been created to reward outstanding research contributions of CHASS faculty. 

Deadline: April 22, 2020

Awards

The CHASS Distinguished Research Lecturer will be invited to give a College-wide lecture during the year of her or his award.

Eligibility

Nominations may be made for faculty at any rank and in any department in CHASS. 

Nominations

The initial nomination should include a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae. Please write a letter that outlines (a) the name and department or program affiliation of the nominee, (b) why this candidate should be considered for CHASS Distinguished Research Lecturer. 

Once the nomination is approved to move forward in the review process, the nominator will need to create a complete nomination package. This includes the following:

  1. Scholarly publications 
  2. Extramural research grants 
  3. Fellowships, awards, honors, and marks of academic distinction 
  4. Scholarly activities, presentations, editorships, performances, shows, and other indicators of visibility in a particular field.

Please send all correspondence, marked “In Confidence,” to Gabrielle Brewer, CHASS Committee on Distinguished Research Lecturers, HMNSS 3404.

CHASS Distinguished Research Lecturer Award Committee

The CHASS Distinguished Research Lecturer Committee will consist of five (5) members. The committee will be chaired by a member of the CHASS Executive Committee, and the chair of the committee will be chosen by the CHASS Executive Committee. Three members of the committee (including the chair) will be from the CHASS Executive Committee (one senior), and additionally members may be selected from the general CHASS faculty population. Each area of the College (i.e., Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences) will be represented by at least one committee member from that area.

The winner of the award will be recognized during the CHASS Fall reception.

Thank you in advance for responding to this call for nominations.