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.
Candidates who accept the nomination will submit documentation of their achievements in October 2013. Required documents include:
- A current vita
- Sample syllabi for three different courses taught by the candidate at Marshall University
- A teaching questionnaire
- A supervisor’s recommendation form
- Two letters of support from colleagues familiar with the candidate's teaching
In addition, course evaluation summary sheets for the prior four years will be solicited directly from Institutional Research.
Selection of a faculty member to receive the Reynolds Outstanding Teacher Award is a two-level process.
- 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.
- 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