Marshall Unversity's Center for Teaching & Learning: Faculty Development
grants & awards
programs & events
services & resources
grants & awards
timely topics
new faculty

Pickens-Queen Teacher Award

** Nominations accepted until September 16, 2013 **

Through a gift from Glenn and Carol Queen and Ethel Pickens, an award was established to recognize the importance placed on teaching at Marshall University and to provide encouragement and incentive for teaching achievement by newer faculty members. The awards, which include a cash award of $1,000 each, are presented to three junior faculty members at the Spring General Faculty meeting.

All faculty members engaged in teaching on a full-time, tenured or tenure track appointment at the current rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor who have completed 1 to 5 years of service at Marshall University are eligible; i.e., a person is first eligible to apply in the 2nd year and may last apply in the 6th year.

Please Note: In any given year a faculty member can be considered for only one teaching award (e.g. Hedrick, Pickens Queen, Reynolds). If nominated and eligible for more than one award, the nominee will be asked to choose one teaching award for consideration.

In addition, a faculty member can win any given teaching award only once in his or her service at Marshall University.

Self-nominations will not be accepted. Faculty, staff or students may make a nomination by submitting the online form below.

Click here for nomination form

Submission Materials

Candidates who accept the nomination will submit documentation of their achievements in October 2013. Required documents include:

In addition, course evaluation summary sheets for up to three years prior will be solicited directly from Institutional Research.

Evaluation Process

Selection of three junior-level faculty members to receive the Pickens Queen Teaching Award is a two-level process.

  1. The first level of screening is based on the committee's evaluation of the submitted materials listed above. Finalists will be selected and notified by December 2013.
  2. The Selection Committee will observe the classroom teaching of each finalist during Spring 2014. Winners will be notified in early April 2013 and will be recognized at the Spring General Faculty Meeting.

Please direct questions to:

Dr. Sherri C. Smith
Center for Teaching and Learning
Old Main 109
(304) 696-5268