Teaching Awards

Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences (tenure-line and professors of practice) may be nominated for these Teaching Awards.

Nomination materials are due in the Dean’s Office on December 6, 2019.

Nomination Materials Required for all Teaching Awards

The nominator should gather the materials below into a single .PDF which should be submitted electronically to Brenda Ensor (bensor2@unl.edu).

1. Completed nomination form

All nominees will automatically be considered for all awards for which they are eligible. Any faculty member, including department chairs and emeriti, may nominate eligible faculty for teaching awards. Regardless of who makes the nomination, the nominee’s department chair must sign the form indicating approval of the nomination.

2. Nomination letter

The nominator should address the individual's success in teaching. It is especially helpful to reference pedagogical materials developed by the nominee, student evaluations in the context of departmental norms, and classroom visits or other peer-review activities (maximum 3 pages). (Note that candidates for the Sorensen Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities must be nominated by their department chair.)

3. Curriculum Vitae with special focus on teaching

CV must include a list of all courses taught in the last three years and highlight published works related to teaching, past teaching awards and recognition, and professional development workshops or symposia attended focused on teaching (maximum 5 pages).

4. Self-reflection on teaching

The nominee should provide a brief description of his/her teaching philosophy, work with curricular development (courses developed, modified, etc.), and engagement in department- or campus-level discussion on pedagogy. In addition, the nominee should discuss how he/she evaluated student learning, and how he/she modified pedagogy in response to student learning or other feedback. (maximum 3 pages)

5. Syllabi

The nominee should provide the most recent syllabus from two different courses taught by the nominee at UNL. These syllabi should be chosen to illustrate information provided in the self-reflection on teaching.