Have you had a memorable educational experience with a professor in the College of Education?  If so, please consider submitting a nomination to recognize his or her accomplishments with a Collegiate Teaching Award.

Call for Nominations

Deadline:   Friday, April 15, 2022

We are seeking your assistance to nominate tenured, tenure-track, clinical-track or instructional-track faculty from the College of Education for the Collegiate Teaching Award. From the nominations provided by students and faculty, the collegiate committee will select one recipient of the award. 

Please call this award to everyone’s attention and encourage worthy nominations. We feel the award is important in that it is an attempt to encourage superior teaching and recognition by one’s colleagues and students.

We wish to highlight the following:

  1. The award is based on the 2018-2021 academic years. Nominees need to have begun teaching in the College of Education no later than Fall 2018.
  2. Collegiate Teaching Award recipients from the last five years are not eligible for this year’s award.
  3. Material for each nominee may not exceed twelve pages total, including the letters from students. 
  4. The deadline for receipt of completed nominations is Friday, April 15. Please submit one set of nomination materials to Pam Wesely, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, at pamela-wesely@uiowa.edu.
  5. The Collegiate recipient's name will be announced by the end of  the semester.

We ask that the nominator take responsibility for coordinating collection of the supporting material and making certain the deadline is met.  Assistance may be available from your department.

Nomination Guidelines

Nominations are welcome from students and colleagues, but should not be made by the nominee. Please include the following information.

  • Cover Page: List contact information for both the nominator and the nominee on the cover page. The nominee should also sign the cover page to indicate permission to release the information contained in the application.
  • The material for each nominee may not exceed 12 pages for parts A and B.
  • One set of nomination materials should be forwarded by the nominator(s) to the Dean’s Office no later than Friday, April 15.
  1. The nominee shall provide the following information: [2 pages]
    1. Brief statement of nominee’s teaching philosophy.
    2. Courses taught during the academic years 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 (course description, class size, and student level).
    3. Other teaching activities during academic years 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 (workshops, mentoring, advising, curriculum development, etc.).
    4. Brief description of how the nominee’s scholarly works or creative works enhance the quality of his/her teaching.
  2. The nominator shall provide the following information:
    1. Using the following format, the nominator shall provide a description of the nominee’s activities and accomplishments which demonstrate unusually significant and meritorious achievement in teaching during the academic years: 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021. [3 page maximum]
    2. A supporting letter by the nominee's DEO describing the nominee’s excellence in teaching during the 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 academic years. [2 pages]
    3. Three letters written by current or former students enrolled in the nominee’s classes in the last three years, consisting of supporting paragraphs about the nominee’s strengths and qualities as a teacher.

Format for B.1. to be completed by nominator: (Consult with DEO as needed.)

Provide a description of the nominee’s activities and accomplishments which demonstrate unusually significant and meritorious achievement in teaching during the academic years: 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021.  Please identify each question by number or narrative and provide an answer to that question before proceeding to the next.

  1. How does this nominee’s teaching practices (including clinical lab or other formal settings) enhance student learning? As part of this discussion, please describe and evaluate the nominee’s teaching materials and class activities.
  2. How does this nominee’s other contact with students (mentoring, advising, sponsoring of creative and/or scholarly achievements, etc.) contribute to students’ development (intellectual growth, creative achievement, research, externships, publications, etc.)?
  3. Provide an inclusive summary of student evaluations of the nominee’s teaching (course evaluations, ACE forms, etc.). This summary may be narrative or quantitative. If providing a quantitative summary, please include statistical summary data (range, median).

Former Recipients of Collegiate Teaching Awards (Last 5 years)

  • 2020-21 Leslie Locke, Mark McDermott
  • 2019-20  Shawn Datchuk, Ain Grooms
  • 2018-19  Christine Ogren
  • 2017-18  Jason Harshman, Brian Hand
  • 2016-17   Michael Paulsen