UNI Outstanding Teaching Award

Funding has been allocated to recognize up to five university-wide Outstanding Teaching Awards for Pre-Tenure Faculty.

Tenure-track faculty from all colleges are eligible for nomination for the UNI Outstanding Teaching Awards for pre-tenure faculty. 

Candidates for this award may have shown significant contributions to the quality of teaching by:

  • Taking into considerable account student needs and interests
  • Demonstrating mastery of a variety of instructional techniques
  • Preparing and utilizing innovative classroom strategies and materials
  • Exhibiting uncommon dedication and zeal for the ideals and ideas of education
  • Being generous with time and talent, seriously considering academic excellence and individual student development
  • Receiving excellent student assessments
  • Successfully integrating research, scholarship and/or creative activity into the practice of teaching
  • Having earned the respect of colleagues for excellence in teaching

Nominating procedure:

Nominations can be made by faculty, staff and/or students.  The nominator shall: 

  • Secure consent of the nominee; and
  • Provide a letter of nomination to the nominee summarizing the qualifications of the nominee for the award to be included in faculty materials. 

The Nominee shall: 

  • Secure a maximum of three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a student. These letters are in addition to the letter of nomination.
  • Provide a one-page statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Provide an updated vita;
  • Provide copies of student assessments from classes taught during the previous academic year; and
  • Provide other supporting material not to exceed 15 pages.

All nominee materials should be compiled by nominee and submitted electronically via email to haley.admire@uni.edu. All documents must be in PDF format. The deadline for submission of all nominee materials to the Provost's Office is February 24, 2023.