The purpose of this award is to recognize the involvement of faculty members in pursuit of teaching excellence. The award is given to those who have made a positive difference in the teaching climate of their college or university. Faculty members can be nominated on any one or more of the following criteria.
- Has demonstrated model teaching that has been emulated or proved successful over time.
- Has inspired other teachers or has encouraged other faculty to take a more active interest in their teaching.
- Has developed or originated new subject areas in the discipline or nursing.
- Has devised new, original or pioneering teaching methods of instructional support.
- Has developed programs and learning outcome evaluation methods supportive of excellent teaching.
- Has demonstrated leadership in mentoring faculty or students.
- Has developed educational programs for lifelong learning or leadership in shaping educational policy.
The award is open to all nursing faculty who teach at Avila University, Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst University or William Jewell College and includes a $1,000 honorarium. The nursing program administrator, nursing dean and/or the appropriate committee should nominate the recipient of the award. Faculty members will be eligible for the award once every two years.
Nomination materials must be submitted to the nursing program administrator, nursing dean and/or appropriate committee by November 1. The nursing program administrator or nursing dean must submit the nomination to The Research Foundation by January 1.
- Completed Teaching Excellence Award Nomination Form. Download the Teaching Excellence Award Nomination Form (PDF).
- A short essay from the nominee that describes how the they meet the criteria named above. The essay should not exceed more than one typed page.
- Appropriate supporting documentation (presentations related to teaching and learning; accreditation or other comprehensive program reports; successful applications of technology to teaching and learning; positive peer assessments of innovations in teaching; state, regional, national or international recognition as a master teacher; grant awards in support of teaching and learning; design of outcome studies or evaluation/assessment programs and/or peer-reviewed publications of related research completed in the last three years).
- Curriculum vitae (CV).
- Letter of support from a peer.
All of these materials must be submitted to a nursing program administrator. Nursing program administrators will submit application materials in the form below.
Please note all applications must be submitted by the nursing program administrator. Nomination materials must be submitted to the nursing program administrator, nursing dean and/or appropriate committee by November 1. The nursing program administrator or nursing dean must submit the nomination to The Research Foundation by January 1. The system requires that you submit all information at the same time.