Council of Chairs Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Council of Chairs Award for Excellence in Teaching has been established to recognize teaching excellence in Marshall University’s full-time term and temporary faculty. Nominations for this award must be submitted by department chairs or the Council of Chairs. Each fall, members of the Council of Chairs (excepting the School of Medicine) will be permitted to nominate up to two candidates from a given department. A $1000 cash award will be presented each year at the Spring General Faculty Meeting.

Eligibility

Full-time term or full-time temporary faculty with at least two years’ full-time teaching at Marshall University are eligible. A person is first eligible for nomination in the fall of the 3rd year of teaching. Past winners are eligible to win every five years. 

(Please note that past winners are eligible to win every five years. For example, a Spring 2016 winner may be renominated in Fall 2020 and win again in Spring 2021. For a list of previous recipients, please visit: http://www.marshall.edu/ctl/?page_id=1982 )

Process

Selection of a faculty member to receive the Council of Chairs Award for Excellence in Teaching is a multi-level process.

  1. Members of the Council of Chairs only may make a nomination by completing the online form below. The deadline for nominations is September 15, 2018.
  2. Candidates who accept the nomination will submit the required documents by October 15, 2018.
  3. The Selection Committee will identify finalists based on a review of the submitted materials. Finalists will be notified by December 2018.
  4. The Selection Committee will observe the classroom teaching of each finalist during Spring 2019.
  5. The winner will be notified in early April 2019 and will be recognized at the Spring General Faculty Meeting.

Submission Materials

Candidates who accept the nomination will submit documentation of their achievements by October 15, 2018. Required documents include:

  • Chair/supervisor questionnaire completed by the nominating chair.
  • A candidate questionnaire completed by the candidate.
  • A sample syllabus.
  • A sample assignment.

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

Please direct questions to:

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