Distinguished Teaching Award Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations:

The University of San Francisco Faculty Association and the University Administration are now seeking nominations for this year's university-wide Distinguished Teaching Award. Any member of the University community may forward names for nomination to committee chair Kevin Lo (School of Management) by email kdlo@usfca.edu.

Self-nominations are equally encouraged. All nominated faculty must be members of the USFFA. The award carries a purse of $2500.00.

Nominations of colleagues should be made as soon as possible so that nominees have the maximum time to prepare their portfolio. Deadline for the completed applications is Monday, March 19 at 5 p.m.

Award Criteria:

The award recipient must be a USFFA member. The committee's decision will be based on the quality of the materials submitted by the candidate, not the quantity. Given the nature of this award, materials should include achievements at USF (and not at other universities). The following materials will be used in determining the award recipient:

  • A current copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae;
  • A personal statement (12-point font, three to five pages) that discusses the applicant's teaching philosophy and reveals evidence, if applicable, of professional and/or community service related to teaching;
  • A summary of student evaluations in table and/or chart format, accompanied by complete student evaluations for no more than the last five years;
  • A maximum of five letters or testimonials from present or former students, colleagues, or administrators attesting to the applicant's teaching abilities;
  • Samples of course outlines, exams, or other pertinent materials that illustrate creative aspects of the applicant's teaching from no more than four courses (courses should cover the scope of the applicant's teaching activities); and
  • Examples of effective or innovative approaches to teaching (such as publications, activities, or presentations related to teaching improvement, originality, or excellence).
  • Submitted material should be organized according to the categories given above. Please do not submit more than the requested materials. This material will be available for drop box submission to each nominee that intends to be considered for this prestigious award. Any questions can be directed to Kevin Lo (kdlo@usfca.edu), the current committee chair.