Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars Program Reminder

Published: November 25th, 2008

Category: Memos

Angel Kwolek-Folland, Acting Associate Provost, Faculty Development

Please share with faculty this reminder of our Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars Program, created specifically to recognize faculty who have excelled as teaching scholars throughout their careers. The program serves to recognize those who provide the very best educational experiences for our graduate and undergraduate students.

While Department, College and University Teaching awards acknowledge past accomplishments on an annual basis, the recipients of this honor are bestowed lifetime Academy membership. Current Academy members will serve as the selection committee for the next inductees. A cadre of 15 active members will be maintained. Members cycling off will retain the title “Distinguished Teaching Scholar” and continue to be part of the Academy.

Academy members serve for three years as an Advisory Board to the Provost. During a member’s three-year service on the Board, the Distinguished Teaching Scholar will actively assist in developing educational programs and workshops for faculty and graduate students. They will also be called on periodically to advise the Dean of the Graduate School and the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs on academic initiatives. An honorarium of $5,000 per year (total of $15,000) will be awarded to each Scholar for their service. These funds can be used as an overhead account.

A plaque with the names of the Scholars is displayed in the Provost’s Office.

I strongly encourage you to nominate deserving faculty members for the Academy. Of course, you may also self- nominate. The nomination form can be found at:

All nominations are due by January 12th, 2009. No e-mail nominations will be accepted. This is a deadline for names only. The completed nominee packets are due by February 16th, 2009. Please send packets to Faculty Development (235 Tigert Hall, PO Box 113175). You may address any questions to Candace Buford, Faculty Development ( or call our office at 392-6004.

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