Nominations for the 2012-2013 Teacher/Scholar of the Year and information about the SEC Faculty Achievement Awards

Published: November 16th, 2012

Category: Memos

Joe Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Colleges are invited to submit nominations for the UF Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award for 2012-2013. Originating in 1960, this is the University of Florida’s most prestigious and oldest faculty award. It offers an honorarium of $5,000 in addition to other appropriate recognition. Current faculty members of the University are eligible for consideration for this significant award.

Each year this award is given to a faculty member who demonstrates distinguished achievement in both teaching and scholarly activity (manifested by scholarly research, creative writing, original works of art, etc.) and visibility within and beyond the university. The awardee serves as a model of excellence and an example of the teacher/scholar as represented at the University of Florida. I invite each college to nominate ONE faculty member at the rank of FULL professor who best exemplifies the criteria for this award.

Nominations should include the following documents:
*A letter of nomination from the college dean.
*A letter of support from the nominee’s department chair.
*A one-page statement of teaching philosophy, including discussion of mentoring activities for undergraduate, graduate and/or professional students; and discussion of activities to advance knowledge and scholarship within and beyond the university.
*A one-page summary of courses taught in the past five years, including typical enrollments and a summary table of student course evaluations.
*A one-page summary of the nominee’s scholarly work, including the nature of the research or creative work, importance of the work to the scholar’s field, funding sources, awards received, graduate students/fellows trained.
*Curriculum vitae.
*Additional supporting material not to exceed five pages (optional).

Please submit the materials per the instructions found at: Nominations that do not follow the guidelines above will be disqualified. The nomination dossiers will be reviewed by a subcommittee with members recommended by the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars and the Provost.

Nomination dossiers should be submitted electronically to the Office of Faculty Development, c/o Ellen Sattler at, no later than Friday, January 18, 2013. The awardee will be notified by March 1.

In addition, the SEC Academic Consortium now offers annual Faculty Achievement Awards—one for each member institution – and an overall SEC Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award. The institutional award will provide $5,000 to the recipient, and the recipient of the SEC Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award will receive $20,000 ($5,000 plus an additional $15,000). S/he will also provide a presentation at an annual SEC banquet in the spring. UF will nominate annually for the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award our Teacher/Scholar of the Year award winner from the previous year. This will ensure that we can meet the application deadlines for this program. S/he will be contacted and asked to prepare an application packet in the following fall/early spring to be submitted to the SEC Academic Consortium Office.

In order to allow for the combining of these awards, we will consider only those at the rank of full professor for the UF Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award. This is a relatively inconsequential change in eligibility criteria as the winners of the UF award for the past 15 years have held this rank. I encourage you to confer with colleagues and to identify and nominate deserving faculty members for the UF Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award. If you have questions, please call Ellen Sattler, Senior Administrative Assistant, or Associate Provost Kathleen Long at 392-6004.

A list of the Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award recipients since 1960 can be found at

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