Call for Nominations: Daniel E. Ferritor Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching

The Office of the Provost and the University of Arkansas Teaching Academy are pleased to issue the call for nominations for the 2018 Daniel E. Ferritor Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching. The annual award honors the academic unit that best exemplifies a sustained, department-wide commitment to teaching excellence for all students. The winning department will receive $10,000 and a trophy, as well as having the unit name placed on a traveling university plaque housed in that department for a year.

Academic units interested in applying for the Daniel E. Ferritor Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching should form an ad hoc committee of faculty members. This committee will compose a document no longer than eight pages (single-spaced, 12-point font), plus a one-page executive summary, and up to eight pages in supplemental documents. The application should describe the department and address the four criteria listed below:

  1. How does the department demonstrate its sustained commitment to teaching excellence?
  2. How does the department measure excellence in teaching and learning?
  3. How does the department demonstrate commitment to faculty development for teaching?
  4. How does the department demonstrate commitment to student success?

Complete application instructions are posted on the Office for Faculty Development and Enhancement website. Departmental applications are due no later than Monday, Nov. 27. The formal presentation of the award will be made during Faculty Appreciation Week next April.

The award, co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Teaching Academy, is named in honor of Daniel E. Ferritor who served as Chancellor of the University of Arkansas from 1986 to 1997 and as interim chancellor in 2015. The Department of History was the inaugural recipient of the Daniel E. Ferritor Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching.

For additional information, please contact Ro Di Brezzo, vice provost for faculty affairs, at rdibrezz@uark.edu or 479-575-2152 or Mary Savin, president of the Teaching Academy, at msavin@uark.edu or 479-575-5740.

Contacts

Ro Di Brezzo, vice provost for faculty affairs
Office of Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
479-575-2152, rdibrezz@uark.edu


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