Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars Call for Nomination Materials

Published: November 13th, 2012

Category: Memos

Kathleen Ann Long, RN, PhD, FAAN, Associate Provost, Office of Academic Affairs

It is time to identify candidates for our Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. The Academy was created to recognize faculty who have excelled as teaching scholars throughout their careers. While Department, College and University teaching awards acknowledge past accomplishments on an annual basis, the recipients of this honor are bestowed lifetime Academy membership. The program serves to recognize those who provide the very best educational experiences for our graduate and undergraduate students.

The Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (Academy) serves as an advisory group to the Provost Office in support of the University’s mission of teaching excellence. Academy teacher-scholar inductees serve for three years on the advisory board. In this capacity they may assist the Associate Provost for Faculty Development in developing programs and promoting policies that enhance the professional careers and experiences of faculty. Academy members may also promote a university-wide discourse on key issues surrounding the integration of teaching and research at the University. After completing their three-year terms on the advisory board, members retain the title of Distinguished Teaching Scholar and continue to be a part of the Academy. Current Academy members will serve as the selection committee for the next inductees. Members cycling off will retain the title “Distinguished Teaching Scholar” and continue to be part of the Academy.

A maximum of five new members are inducted into the Academy each year. The selection process is conducted by current members of the Academy who review and discuss each nomination packet. Faculty members inducted into the Academy receive $5,000 per year (total of $15,000 over 3 years) to be used for professional development activities and expenditures as approved by their department.

Please share this information with your faculty and encourage individuals with exemplary accomplishments as a teacher-scholar to apply. Self-nominations are acceptable, but as with all nominations, must be accompanied by a letter of support from the nominee’s Chair, Director or Dean/Associate Dean. The directions for completing the application packet can be found at:

Application packets are due by Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Please send packets to Faculty Development (235 Tigert Hall, PO Box 113175). You may address any questions to Ellen Sattler, Senior Administrative Assistant to Dr. Kathleen Long, Associate Provost, at

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