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For CAS Faculty and Staff Faculty Awards

Teaching

Six awards are available to honor excellence in teaching by faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Tom and Julie Lutz Science and Mathematics Teaching Excellence Award

Recognizes faculty in the sciences who demonstrate exemplary commitment to and excellence in teaching.

This award honors Dr. Thomas E. Lutz, a respected professor of astronomy at WSU from 1969 until his death in 1995. His hands-on teaching style helped prospective elementary education teachers to think about how they themselves would teach science. His regular workshops for area teachers and frequent visits to elementary school classrooms were an extension of his commitment to public service and lifelong learning.

Specific eligibility:  Faculty of any rank in the academic units of biological sciences, chemistry, environment, mathematics and statistics, or physics and astronomy.

Nomination packet should include:

  • A broad description (two pages max.) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments and meritorious teaching; evidence of the impact of the nominee’s work within the discipline, across the institution, and/or on students.
  • Additional documentation of outstanding innovation or accomplishments in teaching. Classroom materials and course evaluations are required.
  • At least two letters of support or testimonials from peers, students, and/or external constituents are required.
  • CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


William F. Mullen Memorial Teaching Award

Recognizes faculty in the humanities or social sciences who demonstrate outstanding commitment to teaching and undergraduate education.

This award honors Dr. William Frank Mullen, a professor of political science at WSU from 1968 to 1986. He is remembered for his academic and professional accomplishments in the field of political science and as an exceptional educator.

Specific eligibility: Faculty of any rank in the humanities or social science academic units of anthropology, criminal justice and criminology, English, history, PPPA, psychology, sociology, or languages, cultures and race.

Nomination packet should include:

  • A broad description (two pages max.) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments and meritorious teaching; evidence of the impact of the nominee’s work within the discipline, across the institution, and/or on students.
  • Additional documentation of outstanding innovation or accomplishments in teaching. Classroom materials and course evaluations are required.
  • At least two letters of support or testimonials from peers, students, and/or external constituents are required.
  • CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


Excellence in Graduate Teaching

Recognizes major professors who demonstrate excellence in graduate-level classroom teaching.

Specific eligibility: Tenured faculty of any rank in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Nomination packet should include:

  • A broad description (two pages max.) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments and meritorious teaching; evidence of the impact of the nominee’s work within the discipline, across the institution, and/or on students.
  • Additional documentation of outstanding innovation or accomplishments in teaching. Course evaluations are required.
  • At least one letter of support or testimonial from a peer, student, and/or external constituent is required.
  • CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


Excellence in Graduate Advising and Mentoring

Recognizes major professors who are effective graduate advisors and mentors; enrich the student-professor relationship through outstanding support, guidance, and knowledge within the discipline; enable their students to complete their degree programs in a timely and scholarly manner; and excel in graduate classroom instruction.

Specific eligibility: Tenured faculty who have chaired at least six graduate student committees.

Nomination packet should include:

  • A broad description (two pages max.) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments, publications, and mentoring; impact of the nominee’s range of experience within the discipline, across the institution, and/or on students.
  • Additional documentation of outstanding accomplishments in advising, mentoring, and teaching. Course evaluations are required.
  • At least one letter of support or testimonial from a peer, student, and/or external constituent is required.
  • CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


Excellence in Teaching by a Clinical Faculty Member

Recognizes clinical faculty who demonstrate excellence in and outstanding commitment to classroom teaching.

Specific eligibility: Clinical faculty in any academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Nomination packet should include:

  • A broad description (two pages max.) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments and meritorious teaching; evidence of the impact of the nominee’s work within the discipline, across the institution, and/or on students.
  • Additional documentation of outstanding innovation or accomplishments in teaching. Course evaluations are required.
  • At least one letter of support or testimonial from a peer, student, and/or external constituent is required.
  • CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


Excellence in Teaching by an Instructor

Recognizes faculty instructors who demonstrate excellence in and outstanding commitment to classroom teaching.

Specific eligibility: Faculty instructors in any academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Nominations packet should include:

  • A broad description (two pages max.) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments and meritorious teaching; evidence of the impact of the nominee’s work within the discipline, across the institution, and/or on students.
  • Additional documentation of outstanding innovation or accomplishments in teaching. Course evaluations are required.
  • At least one letter of support or testimonial from a peer, student, and/or external constituent is required.
  • CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.

 

2021 awards

Nominations will open in late 2020.


Join the Celebration

CAS Recognition and Appreciation Social
Thursday, April 16, 2020
4–6:00 p.m.
CUB Sr. Ballroom


Previous recipients

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Questions?

Contact the Office of the Dean at cas.awards@wsu.edu or 509-335-4581.