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December 7, 2011

Nominations sought for Lifelong Learning Award

A reminder that nominations are open for the 2012 UW Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award. This annual award honors faculty who have taught or designed courses, seminars or workshops aimed at working adults and other nontraditional students, and who have received excellent teaching evaluations for that work. Nominees must have been engaged in lifelong learning activities for at least two years.

Anyone can make a nomination. Current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to nominate those they feel have made a significant contribution to lifelong learning at the UW. The winner will be among those honored at the 2012 UW Awards of Excellence event in June.

Nominators should provide a supporting letter indicating the range and scope of the candidate’s contributions to lifelong learning. Please also provide additional materials noted below, including teaching evaluations:

  • Cover letter: describe number of students served; length of time the faculty member has participated in lifelong learning activities; and the creativity and innovative nature of these lifelong learning programs.
  • Brief curriculum vitae: include class titles, number and variety of lifelong learning courses that the faculty member has taught and/or developed.
  • Student ratings: provide in a form comparable to standard UW evaluations (not just student testimonials).
  • Additional supporting evidence may include reviews: from colleagues and representatives of the community that benefits from these efforts.

All materials should be submitted to Dave Szatmary, vice provost, UW Educational Outreach, UW Box 359492 or email dszatmary@pce.uw.edu. The deadline is Feb. 15, 2012.