Call for Proposals: Ferritor Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching

Call for Proposals: Ferritor Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching
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The Office of the Provost and the U of A Teaching Academy are pleased to issue the call for proposals for the 2022 Daniel E. Ferritor Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching. The award is named in honor of Daniel E. Ferritor, who served as chancellor of the U of A from 1986 to 1997 and as interim chancellor in 2015. He also founded the Teaching Academy in 1988. 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 one year.

Complete application instructions and evaluation criteria are posted on the Office for Faculty Affairs website. Departmental applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 2022.

The formal presentation of the award will be made in late spring.

Past winners of the Ferritor Departmental Award are: Department of History (2017), Department of Industrial Engineering (2018), School of Social Work (2019), Eleanor Mann School of Nursing (2020) and Sociology and Criminology (2021).

For additional information, please contact Kathryn Sloan, vice provost for faculty affairs, at or at 479-575-5887.


Kathryn Ann Sloan, vice provost
Vice Chancellor For Academic Affairs


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