Marshall & Shirley Reynolds Outstanding Teacher Award

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, including a cash award of $3,000, is presented at the spring General Faculty meeting.

Eligibility

Nominees must:

  • be in a fulltime tenured appointment in a unit that reports to Academic Affairs;
  • have a minimum of six years of credited fulltime teaching experience, at least three of which are at Marshall. (For the purposes of this award, “credited fulltime teaching experience” refers to the total years of experience that Academic Affairs counts as part of a faculty member’s tenured or tenure-track appointment at Marshall University.)

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

Self-nominations will not be accepted. Members of the faculty, staff,  administration, or student body are invited to make a nomination by completing the online form below. The deadline for nominations is September 15, 2017.

[Please note that a faculty member can receive this award only once in his or her service at Marshall University. Previous recipients of the Reynolds award are listed here: http://www.marshall.edu/ctl/?page_id=1575]

Submission Materials

Candidates who accept the nomination will submit documentation of their achievements by October 15. 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.

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 2017.
  2. The Selection Committee will observe the classroom teaching of each finalist and conduct interviews with each finalist’s colleagues and students during Spring 2018. The winner will be notified in early April 2018 and will be recognized at the Spring General Faculty Meeting.

Please direct questions to:

Dr. Karen L. McComas
Executive Director
Center for Teaching and Learning
Old Main 109
(304) 696-2983
mccomas@marshall.edu