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Marshall & Shirley Reynolds Outstanding Teacher Award

** Nominations accepted until September 16, 2013 **

Through a gift from Marshall and Shirley Reynolds and the Marshall University Foundation, an award was established to recognize superior teaching at Marshall University and to provide encouragement and incentive for teaching achievement. The award for 2013-14, including a cash award of $3,000, will be presented at the spring General Faculty meeting.

All faculty members engaged in teaching on a full-time, tenured or tenure track appointment at or above the rank of Assistant Professor and who have completed at least six years of service at Marshall University are eligible; i.e., a person is first eligible for nomination in the fall of the 7th 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 the prior four years will be solicited directly from Institutional Research.

Evaluation Process

Selection of a faculty member to receive the Reynolds Outstanding Teacher 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 and conduct interviews with each finalist's colleagues and students during Spring 2014. The winner will be notified in early April 2014 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
smithsc@marshall.edu