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The Office of Graduate Studies and Research
200 Boone
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734.487.4875
assocprov_gs_r@emich.edu

Full-Time Lecturer Awards


2016 EMU-FT Full-Time Lecturer's Outstanding Teaching Awards

Guidelines and Nomination Form

[Click here for a printable PDF version of these guidelines]

Award Overview

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs at Eastern Michigan University is committed to providing encouragement and incentives in support of outstanding teaching achievements. Towards this end, the Division will honor full-time lecturers who have distinguished themselves as outstanding teachers with an award to be presented during the summer semester. The recipient selected will receive a $1,000 one-time, lump-sum award (not included in the lecturer's base salary), and a plaque commemorating his or her achievement. Anyone who was a full time lecturer during both the 2015-206 and 2016-2017 academic years is eligible to receive this award. Previous winners of the Lecturer’s Outstanding Teaching Award are not eligible for nomination.

II.     Nomination Process and Deadlines

Eastern Michigan University administrators, tenured/tenure-track faculty, Full-Time or Part-Time Lecturers, and/or any three students may nominate a Part-Time Lecturer for this award, individually or as a group, to the Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers. Part-Time Lecturers may also nominate themselves.

a.     Timeline


May 19, 2017

Nominations are submitted online* at https://emich.infoready4.com/ for review by the Selection Committee. A member of the Selection Committee will acknowledge the submission of the nominations, through the online system, within one (1) week of the May 19 submission deadline.

May 19-June 16, 2017

The Committee members review the materials.

by June 23, 2017

The Committee submits a recommendation for the award to the Provost. Shortly thereafter, the Provost issues a decision and notifies the awardee, the other nominees, and the Committee, followed by a press release announcing the winner to the community at large. 


 

b.     Committee and Review Process

The EMU-FT Lecturers Outstanding Teaching Award Review and Selection Committee will be selected and put together by the Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers Union Council. The Committee will meet to discuss the nominations, vote and select the award recipient. The Committee members will receive the expectations and criteria for this teaching award from the Committee Chair. The Committee shall recommend an awardee to the Provost.

III.     Nomination Materials

a.     Criteria

A nomination packet must be submitted online* at https://emich.infoready4.com and contain all the required information in order for the nominee to be considered. It is the responsibility of those presenting the nominations to provide supporting data. Nominators are asked to please focus the nomination on the information relevant to the nominee's teaching skills and achievements. A ranking will be applied to the information based upon these criteria:

  • Mastery and understanding of the field. Ability to communicate a passion for learning to students, and to honor and nurture that passion in students
  • Ability to teach in ways that respect both the stated objectives of a course and the particular abilities, interests, and goals of students in a course
  • Ability to inspire students to think critically; to facilitate students' ability to extend their learning beyond their prior knowledge and develop a more comprehensive view of the field, themselves, and the world
  • Creative and innovative use of human and material resources to help students extend their learning
  • Commitment to students outside the classroom, including such activities as tutoring, mentoring, advising, and sponsoring a student group The selection committee will not accept late applications, and applications are only valid for the year submitted.

b.     Nomination Materials

Nomination materials must be submitted online at https://emich.infoready4.com* and must include:

  • Cover sheet (online fillable form in InfoReady)
  • Personal Narrative (2-4 pages, double-spaced, plus explanatory and supportive documentation) addressing:
  1. Philosophy of teaching with carefully explained teaching innovations
  2. Commitment to students in the classroom and in the EMU community
  3. Summaries of course and curricular innovations developed/used by the nominee
  4. Professional development activities connecting directly to classroom practices (note that professional development activities should connect directly to classroom practices and could occur in relevant community activities, EMU professional development programs, and/or relevant academic courses)
  5. A current CV
  6. Representative syllabi from two different courses
  7. Letters of support from individuals who are familiar with the nominee's teaching credentials and performance, for example: students, colleagues, department heads, school directors 8. Yearly evaluations by department heads/school directors/faculty 9. Quantitative data from all student classroom evaluations for the 2016 calendar year

Applicants may also include:

  • Quantitative data, including, but not limited to, student classroom evaluations, for a period of up to five years ending at December 31, 2016
  • Letters of support from outside EMU
  • Evidence of service to EMU
  • Evidence of research/scholarship

Additional relevant materials may be included.

*Nominators can log in using emich.edu credentials. Also, Nominators do not have to complete the nomination in one sitting—nomination packages can be started, saved, and then completed at another time.

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