Thank you for putting the time and effort into recognizing the excellent work of your colleagues.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All award applications and nomination files will now be submitted through Blackboard as PDF files. See instructions below.
Chairs have the responsibility of confirming if a nominee meets the eligibility requirement for the individual awards: Full-time faculty at the rank of Instructor or above, or part-time faculty with at least five years experience teaching at UND. Please respond promptly to the email you will receive from Jana Diemert concerning the eligibility of nominees in your department.
OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AWARD AND OUTSTANDING GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING AWARD:
To streamline and reduce workload a two-step process is being used for the undergraduate and graduate teaching awards. When the period for nomination closes, chairs will be informed if any teachers in their department have been nominated for a teaching award. If so, then Chairs or their designees will submit a letter (maximum of two pages) addressing the merits of the candidate. No additional supporting material will be considered at this juncture. The letter should provide convincing evidence to the committee that the nominee should go forward. The rubric used by the Outstanding Faculty Awards Committee (OFAC) to evaluate the two-page letters can be found HERE . The material gathered to evaluate teaching (teaching evaluations, peer evaluations, letters, etc.) should be referenced in the two-page letter, but NOT included (and if included it will not be forwarded to the committee). The two-page letters will be submitted through Blackboard (see instructions below).
The selection committee will review all the two-page letters submitted by chairs and select a list of ten semi-finalists for each award. Full nomination files will then be solicited from chairs for those ten semi-finalists and OFAC will review the full nomination files to select the awardees. Chairs will be sent instructions on submitting full nomination files separately. The full nomination files will be submitted through Blackboard (see instructions below).
FOR ALL OTHER INDIVIDUAL AND DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS:
Chairs will be given instructions separately on submitting full nomination files. The full nomination files will be submitted through Blackboard (see instructions below).
Submitting Nomination Files Through Blackboard:
STEP 1: Enroll in the Outstanding Faculty Awards Blackboard site if you have not already done so. Click HERE for instructions.
STEP 2: Submit the full nomination file as a PDF. Click HERE for instructions (note: this same link can also be accessed directly from the Outstanding Faculty Awards Blackboard Site).