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The Kinney-Sugg Outstanding Professor Award in the College of Arts and Sciences was established through a generous contribution from Sandy Kinney and Mike Sugg. The recipient will receive a one-time award of $5,500 that may be used either as a salary supplement or in support of teaching and/or scholarship. The recipient will also have their name placed on a plaque for permanent display in the college office. The award is presented annually.

Criteria

The nominee should be a model teacher, recognized for dedication, effectiveness and the ability to inspire students to high levels of achievement. Outstanding teaching should be demonstrated through student-teacher evaluations, chair recommendations and additional information such as student or peer letters of support, sample syllabi, course materials, etc. Outstanding scholarship should be demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications, prestigious fellowships, external grant support and other forms of peer recognition.

Eligibility

The nominee must be a faculty member with at least two years of service in the College of Arts and Sciences at the rank of assistant professor or higher. A department may nominate no more than one person for any year.

Deadline

Nominations are due by Friday, October 11, 2019.

Nomination Procedures

Submit electronic nominations (in pdf format) to Susan Bayliss at sbayliss@ou.edu. The Dean or his/her designee will appoint five members to a selection committee comprised of a faculty member from each of the four areas of the college (humanities, professional, sciences and social sciences) and one alumni representative. The Dean or his/her designee will serve as the non-voting chair of the committee.

The nomination packet should include:

  1. Letter of nomination from the Chair/Director (prepared in consultation with Committee A) describing the candidate’s accomplishments and how the candidate meets the award criteria. The letter should not exceed two pages.
  2. Letters of support from students and faculty members
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. Other supporting evidence, including a list of courses taught, teaching evaluations and other appropriate materials in support of the nomination.

Award Announcement

The awardee will be recognized both at a luncheon in November, as well as in the spring at the College of Arts and Sciences Kaleidoscope Evening Event.

The Irene Rothbaum Award for Outstanding Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was established with a generous donation from Julian Rothbaum in honor of his wife. The recipient will receive a one-time award of $2,500 that may be used either as a salary supplement or in support of teaching and/or scholarship. The recipient also will have their name placed on a plaque for permanent display in the college office. The award is presented annually.

Criteria

The nominee should be a model teacher, recognized for dedication, effectiveness and ability to inspire students to high levels of achievement. Outstanding teaching should be demonstrated through student-teacher evaluations, chair recommendations and additional information such as student or peer letters of support, sample syllabi, course materials, etc. The nominee also should show evidence for good progress in scholarship, such as publication in peer-reviewed outlets and fellowship or grant support.

Eligibility

The nominee must be a tenure-track assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences with at least two complete years in rank at OU. This award may be bestowed upon an individual only once. A department may nominate no more than one person for any year.

Deadline

Nominations are due by Friday, October 11, 2019.

Nomination Procedures

Submit electronic nominations (in pdf format) to Susan Bayliss at sbayliss@ou.edu. The Dean or his/her designee will appoint five members to a selection committee comprised of a faculty member from each of the four areas of the college (humanities, professional, sciences and social sciences) and one alumni representative. The Dean or his/her designee will serve as the non-voting chair of the committee.

The nomination packet should include:

  1. Letter of nomination from the Chair/Director (prepared in consultation with Committee A) describing the candidate’s accomplishments and how the candidate meets the award criteria. The letter should not exceed two pages.
  2. Letters of support from students and faculty members
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. Other supporting evidence, including a list of courses taught, teaching evaluations and other appropriate materials in support of the nomination.

Award Announcement

The award will be presented in the spring at the College of Arts and Sciences Kaleidoscope Evening Event and at spring faculty meeting.

The John H. and Jane M. Patten Teaching Award was established with a generous donation from John and Jane Patten. The recipient will receive a one-time award of up to $6,000 and will also have their name placed on a plaque for permanent display in the college office. The award is presented annually.

Criteria

The nominee must have made an outstanding contribution as a classroom instructor. The nominee should be a model teacher, recognized for dedication, effectiveness and the ability to inspire students to high levels of achievement. Outstanding teaching should be demonstrated through student-teacher evaluations, chair recommendations and additional information such as student or peer letters of support, sample syllabi, course materials, etc. While classroom instruction is the primary focus of the award, research, publications and public service may also be considered in the selection process.

Eligibility

The nominee must be a fulltime faculty member in the traditional humanities in a humanities or social sciences unit in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Deadline

Nominations are due by Friday, October 11, 2019.

Nomination Procedures

Nominations, including self-nominations, may come from any faculty member and should be submitted electronically (in pdf format) to Susan Bayliss at sbayliss@ou.edu. The Dean or his/her designee will assemble a seven-member selection committee comprised of the Provost or designee; the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the OU Foundation or designee; the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or designee; the Chair of Faculty Senate or designee; one faculty member appointed by the Chair of Faculty Senate, who must be from a discipline other than that of the Chair; and two student representatives appointed by the President of the Student Government Association. The Provost or designee will serve as the chair of the committee.

The nomination packet should include:

  1. Letter of nomination from the Chair/Director (prepared in consultation with Committee A) describing the candidate’s accomplishments and how the candidate meets the award criteria. The letter should not exceed two pages. (If the nomination comes as a self-nomination or from outside the nominee’s department, that letter should be included here.)
  2. Letters of support from students and faculty members
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. Other supporting evidence, including a list of courses taught, teaching evaluations and other appropriate materials in support of the nomination.

Award Announcement

The award will be presented in the spring at the College of Arts and Sciences Kaleidoscope Evening Event and at the spring faculty meeting.

The Longmire Prize for Teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences is supported by the William Jr. & Jane Longmire Academic Enrichment Fund. The recipient will receive a one-time award of $1,500 and will also have their name placed on a plaque for permanent display in the college office. The award is presented annually.

Criteria

The nominee should exhibit a scholarly and thoughtful approach to innovative teaching. Outstanding teaching should be demonstrated through student-teacher evaluations, chair recommendations and additional information such as student or peer letters of support, sample syllabi, course materials, etc.

Eligibility

The nominee must be a faculty member with at least two years of service in the College of Arts and Sciences at the rank of assistant professor or higher. A department may nominate no more than one person for any year.

Deadline

Nominations are due by Friday, October 11, 2019.

Nomination Procedures

Submit electronic nominations (in pdf format) to Susan Bayliss at sbayliss@ou.edu. The Dean or his/her designee will appoint five members to a selection committee comprised of a faculty member from each of the four areas of the college (humanities, professional, sciences and social sciences) and one alumni representative. The Dean or his/her designee will serve as the non-voting chair of the committee.

The nomination packet should include:

  1. Letter of nomination from the Chair/Director (prepared in consultation with Committee A) describing the candidate’s accomplishments and how the candidate meets the award criteria. The letter should not exceed two pages.
  2. Letters of support from students and faculty members
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. Other supporting evidence, including a list of courses taught, teaching evaluations and other appropriate materials in support of the nomination.

Award Announcement

The award will be presented in the spring at the College of Arts and Sciences Kaleidoscope Evening Event and at the spring faculty meeting.

The James and JoAnn Holden Faculty Award in the College of Arts and Sciences was established through a generous donation from James and JoAnn Holden.  The recipient will receive a one-time award of $4,000 that may be used either as a salary supplement or in support of teaching and/or scholarship. and will also have his/her name placed on a plaque for permanent display in Ellison Hall.  The award is presented annually.

The nominee should demonstrate excellence in teaching courses at the freshman or sophomore level.  The nominee should also exhibit excellent leadership in research. Outstanding teaching should be demonstrated through student-teacher evaluations, chair recommendations, and additional information such as student and peer letters of support. Research excellence should be demonstrated by contributions to scholarship or creative activity that are viewed as influential within one or more fields, award recognition or other measures of excellence in scholarship.

The nominee must be a full-time faculty member at the rank of associate professor or higher in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Nominations are due by Friday, October 11, 2019.

Submit electronic nominations (in pdf format) to Susan Bayliss at sbayliss@ou.edu. The Dean or his/her designee will appoint five members to a selection committee comprised of a faculty member from each of the four areas of the college (humanities, professional, sciences and social sciences) and one alumni representative. The Dean or his/her designee will serve as the non-voting chair of the committee.

The nomination packet should include:

  1. Letter of nomination from the Chair/Director (prepared in consultation with Committee A) describing the candidate’s accomplishments and how the candidate meets the award criteria. The letter should not exceed two pages.
  2. Letters of support from students and faculty members
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. Other supporting evidence, including a list of courses taught, teaching evaluations and other appropriate materials with regard to teaching and research in support of the nomination.  

The awardee will be recognized at the College of Arts and Sciences Kaleidoscope Evening Event.

The purpose of this award is to recognize staff members in the departments and programs within the College of Arts and Sciences for their outstanding job performance. The College will recognize up to three staff members.

Criteria

  • Quality of job performance, service and dedication to the University as demonstrated by personal activity or achievement, on behalf of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Mastery of university, college, and departmental regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Activities above and beyond normal job responsibilities.

Eligibility

Any current staff member who works in one of the departments or academic programs within the College of Arts and Sciences. Current nominees or recipients of the University Staff Awards are eligible for this award. Current staff members in the Dean’s office and in the Cal Hobson Academic Advising office are not eligible.

Deadline

Contact Darla Madden, at dmadden@ou.edu, Ellison Hall Room 226.

Nomination Procedures

Any member of the College of Arts and Sciences faculty or staff may nominiate a staff member for this award. Of particular importance in evaluating a candidate will be the supporting materials included in the nomination packet as follows:

  • Nominator’s letter 
  • Letter from the department chair addressing the effectiveness of the nominee’s effort in the context of departmental needs. A letter from the department chair is not required, but strongly encouraged. (Note: If the department chair is the nominator, one letter will suffice.)

Please include the answers to the following questions within the nomination packet:

  • What does this person do in the everyday performance of their job that makes their quality of work superior?
  • What special activities does this person perform that makes the University a better place? (Committees, special events, etc.)

Selection Process

A selection committee composed of staff within the Dean’s office, along with one of the Associate Deans will review nominations and supporting materials.

Award Announcement

The award recipients will be announced at the College of Arts and Sciences Staff Appreciation Reception in April.

The purpose of this award is to recognize college advisors who have demonstrated the qualities associated with outstanding academic advising.

Criteria

To qualify for the Dean’s Outstanding Academic Advising Award, candidates must have consistently provided superior advising services to students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The distinguished advisor should reflect perspective, initiative, and efforts that transcend the boundaries of the advisor’s designated advising responsibilities. Specifically, the selection committee will look for evidence of the following:

  • mastery of university, college, and departmental regulations, policies, and procedures
  • prioritization of professional development and growth as an advisor
  • fosters a personalized advising experience focused on each student’s goals and interests
  • mentoring to encourage academic achievement
  • willingness to advocate on behalf of advisees

Eligibility

Any current faculty or professional advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences who advises undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Deadline

Contact Julie Hamburger at jhamburger@ou.edu.

Nomination Procedures

Any currently enrolled student or any member of the College of Arts and Sciences faculty or staff can nominate an advisor for this award. Of particular importance in evaluating a candidate will be the supporting materials included in the nomination packet as follows:

  • nominator’s letter
  • letter from the department chair addressing the effectiveness of the nominee’s advising effort in the context of departmental needs (Note:  If the department chair is the nominator, one letter will suffice.)
  • 1 or 2 letters of support from current and/or former students, indicating how the nominee meets the selection criteria  

Selection Process

A selection committee composed of faculty, students, professional advisors, and the Associate Dean will review nominations and supporting materials.

University Awards

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