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Distinguished Teaching Award


  • Eligible candidate may be nominated by any member of the SSU community
  • One nomination is sufficient for consideration
  • Nominations will be solicited at the end of the spring semester via e-mail to all the major e-mail lists on campus with initial nominations collected via an online form.
  • Nominees who choose to participate would be asked to submit a portfolio by the beginning of September of the next academic year (see portfolio description) 
  • In addition to reviewing the portfolio the Selection Committee will:
    • solicit nomination letters from two students who are listed by the nominee
    • collect a teaching proficiency survey from two sections of a class selected by the nominee  
    • Observe one or more (but not more than two) classes of the nominee

The selection committee will review nominations, observe classes and analyze student surveys to determine the two recipients of the award. The selection committee will include:

  1. A librarian
  2. Faculty member from Continuing Education
  3. Faculty member from the Graduate School
  4. Faculty member from the College of Arts and Sciences
  5. Faculty member from the Bertolon School of Business
  6. Faculty member from the School of Education
  7. Faculty member from the College of Health and Human Services
  8. Adjunct faculty member from the College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Call for nominations in April 
  • Nominees notified by beginning of May
  • Nominees return consent form by end of May
  • Portfolios due October 1
  • Surveys distributed electronically to 2 classes in fall of next academic year
  • Student letters solicited fall semester
  • Award winners notified by first week of April
  • Recognition at commencement
  • Award given at convocation 
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