The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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Faculty Recognition and Awards (FAC 7.C)
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6. POLICY STATEMENT
Part C Faculty Recognition
FAC 7.C.1. Distinguished Teaching Award.
Each year the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will recognize the contributions of its faculty and instructional academic staff members with a Distinguished Teaching Award.
To emphasize University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s commitment to teaching excellence and stressing the importance of teaching to the University, one to three faculty and one to three instructional academic staff will be selected each year to receive the prestigious title of Distinguished Teacher.
Faculty: Current full‑time faculty who are: in at least their sixth year of service at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; who have taught an average of at least 6 credits per year over the past 3 years; and who are teaching during the current year are eligible to be nominated for the Distinguished Teaching Award.
Instructional Academic Staff: Current IAS who are in at least their sixth year of service at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh at .75 FTE or more; and who are teaching at .5 FTE during the current year are eligible to be nominated for the Distinguished Teaching Award.
The criterion to be used will be demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Each nomination shall be forwarded on the Distinguished Teaching Award Form prepared by the Provost and Vice Chancellor’s Office in consultation with the Executive Committees of the Faculty Senate and Senate of Academic Staff. The nomination form and the nominee’s file must be in an electronic format prior to submission. The forms will cover as a minimum the area(s) listed below for each category and may be completed by the nominee or the nominator.
(a) Teaching – Summaries of student evaluations of teaching will need to be included along with other evidence substantiating excellence in teaching.
(b) Professional and Scholarly Growth – Evidence of professional and scholarly growth will need to be included and a statement provided as to how it relates to teaching excellence.
(c) Service – Evidence of institutional and extra‑institutional service will need to be included and a statement provided as to how it relates to teaching excellence.
Instructional Academic Staff:
(a) Criteria for this award are restricted to components of teaching. Documentation is submitted evidencing and illustrating the richness of instruction achieved. Such documentation might include assignments the instructor has designed, peer evaluations, letters of support from students and alumni, student evaluations, letters of recommendation from other IAS and faculty, and papers/projects completed by students that reflect excellence in teaching.
On February 15 of each year the names of persons nominated for the award will be forwarded by units to the Provost and Vice Chancellor’s Office.
The proper forms shall be completed and forwarded to the Provost and Vice Chancellor’s Office: via the Dean (or functional equivalent); via the President of OSA for student nominations; or via the Director of Alumni Affairs for Alumni Board recommendations. The Dean (or functional equivalent) shall indicate support or nonsupport of recommendation from the nominating units.
All Submissions must be in an electronic file/format for consideration. Please see the following link which will provide the requirements and documentation that need to be included in the nomination file to be eligible for consideration:http://www.uwosh.edu/provost/awards-and-honors/edward-m-penson-distinguished-teaching-award
The Provost and Vice Chancellor’s Office shall collate the nominations and arrange the materials for the selection process.
(c) Selection Process
A Distinguished Teaching Award Committee shall be formed consisting of: three faculty appointed by the Faculty Senate with one of these three, if possible, having been a previous recipient of the award; three instructional academic staff appointed by the Senate of Academic Staff with one of these three, if possible, having been a previous recipient of the award; three students appointed by Oshkosh Student Association; one person appointed by the Alumni Board; and a person appointed by the Provost and Vice Chancellor as an ex officio non-voting member. Names of committee members shall be forwarded to the Provost and Vice Chancellor by the president of the Faculty Senate, the president of the Senate of Academic Staff, the president of OSA and the director of Alumni Affairs on or before February 1 of each year.
The Provost and Vice Chancellor’s appointee will arrange for the first meeting of the committee and conduct an election for a chairperson of the committee at that meeting.
After reviewing the forms the committee shall submit up to three names of faculty and up to three names of instructional academic staff and the forms via the chairperson of the committee to the Provost and Vice Chancellor’s Office no later than March 15. The committee may choose to rank order the names in the faculty category and to rank order the names in the instructional academic staff category, and include specific comments on each of the individuals.
The Provost and Vice Chancellor and Chancellor will then select from one to three faculty and one to three instructional academic staff to receive the Distinguished Teaching Award.
The award will normally be presented at Opening Day assembly in the fall.
FAC 7.C.2. John McNaughton Rosebush University Professorship for Excellence in Teaching and Professional Achievement.
All members of the teaching faculty are eligible for nomination for the John McNaughton Rosebush Professorship. Nominations may be made by faculty, staff and students; self nominations will not be accepted.
As many as four Rosebush Professorships may be awarded to the winners. Funding is provided by donations made by members of the community to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation.
The award is based on compelling evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarly activity and professional growth, and service to the community or the University/Community.
FAC 7.C.3. Endowed University Professorships.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation, Inc. has established an endowed professorship program that recognizes faculty achievement.
All faculty members who are tenured and hold the rank of associate or full professor will be eligible for the award of a University Professorship. The primary criterion of selection shall be excellence in scholarship and/or creative accomplishments, for example, research publications, literary works, paintings, musical compositions or performances. A candidate must also have demonstrated a record of quality teaching.
Each appointment shall be for a period of four years. An Endowed Professorship shall carry:
(1) A monetary award for professional development including academically related travel, equipment and supplies, and/or student assistance; and
(2) A monetary award to the recipient’s department to promote its mission.
FAC 7.C.4. Barbara G. Sniffen Faculty Governance Service Award.
The purpose of the Barbara G. Sniffen Faculty Governance Service Award is to emphasize the critical role of faculty service activities in the functioning of the University, and to recognize individuals who have compiled truly exceptional service records over the course of their careers at the University of
To be eligible for this award, faculty must have been a member of the UW Oshkosh faculty for at least 12 years and have the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at the time of nomination.
The selection criteria for this award include the number of service activities over a faculty member’s career at UW Oshkosh and the significance of those activities. Teaching and Scholarship are not included in the selection criteria. Holding the rank of Associate Professor or Professor provides sufficient evidence that adequate teaching and scholarly performance have been demonstrated.
Nominees for this award will submit a complete list of their service activities while members of the UW Oshkosh faculty. This list may include service to one’s department and college, UW Oshkosh, and the UW System. Information on teaching performance, scholarly activities, or professional or community service may not be included.
In October, the Faculty Senate Office will solicit nominations for the Barbara G. Sniffen Faculty Governance Service Award. Self-nominations are allowed.
A three-person selection committee will be appointed by the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate. Committee members must be previous winners of this award with the rank of Professor or Professor Emeritus (former Presidents of the Faculty Senate may serve on the committee if previous winners are not available). The committee’s charge will be to review and consider the service records of those nominated and select one individual to receive the award. Should the committee conclude that none of the nominees have sufficiently outstanding service records to merit receiving the award, no award will be made.
FAC 7.C.5. Recognition of Faculty, Academic Staff, and Classified Staff for Length of Service.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh recognizes faculty and staff for the length of service. Each spring, usually in April, faculty and academic staff are recognized for 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service. This recognition is implemented through the Office of Special Events.
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