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November 20, 2013

December deadlines approach for Awards of Excellence nominations

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Nominations are due in December and coming months for this year’s University of Washington Awards of Excellence categories.

Nominations sought for Awards of ExcellenceIn a change from last year, the provost has refocused one of the teaching awards. The Distinguished Teaching Award For Innovation with Technology will go to a faculty member or team who enhances student engagement and learning by innovatively incorporating technology into teaching. The award is open to current instructors on all UW campuses except those who have received Distinguished Teaching Awards.

Details of this and the other awards and nomination procedures follow.

Distinguished Teaching Award
Awarded to faculty who display a mastery of their subject matter, the ability to engage and inspire students both within and outside of the classroom and continued innovation in course and curriculum design.
Nomination details:  Online
Deadline: Dec. 2, 2013, 5 p.m.

Distinguished Teaching Award, Bothell
Nomination details:  Online
Deadline: Dec. 13, 2013, 5 p.m.

Distinguished Teaching Award, Tacoma
Nomination details: Online
Deadline: Jan. 10, 2014

Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology
Awarded to a faculty member or team of two to 12 who enhance student engagement and learning by innovatively incorporating technology into teaching.
Nomination details: Online
Deadline:  Dec. 2, 2013, 5p.m.

Excellence in Teaching Award
Awarded to two graduate teaching assistants for their ability to engage students in a variety of classroom settings, their extensive knowledge and mastery of the subject matter and the ability to inspire, guide and mentor students through independent and creative thinking.
Nomination details: Online
Deadline: Dec. 2, 2013, 5 p.m.

S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award
Given to a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in community-based instruction, including public service internships and community partnership projects.
Nomination details: Online
Deadline: Dec. 2, 2013, 5p.m.

Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
Recognizes a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to the education and guidance of graduate students.
Nomination details: Online
Deadline:  Dec. 2, 2013, 5 p.m.

Distinguished Staff Award
Given to individuals or teams of up to eight who have made extraordinary contributions to their departments and the university. Any UW employee in a classified, non-classified or professional staff position who holds a 50 percent or greater regular appointment and has been employed at the university for a least six months as of the nomination deadline is eligible.
Nomination details: Online
Deadline: Dec. 6, 2013

David B. Thorud Leadership Award
Given to one faculty member and one staff member who have demonstrated exceptional abilities to lead, serve, inspire and collaborate with broad impact. The award is named in honor of David B. Thorud, who served the university in leadership positions for 25 years.
Nomination details: Online
Deadline: Dec. 6, 2013

Distinguished Librarian Award
Recognizes excellence in librarianship, especially as it benefits the academic community through innovative approaches to practice, research, teaching and learning. Additional factors include creativity, leadership, service, scholarship and demonstration of UW values. Any librarian at the university is eligible.
Nomination details: Online
Deadline: Dec. 20, 2013

Distinguished Retiree Excellence in Community Service Award
Honors a retiree (faculty or staff) for excellence in service that exemplifies the university’s values with special distinction. The award is based on the individual’s contributions subsequent to retirement in service to the community, including the university, locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.
Nomination details: Online
Deadline: Jan. 10, 2014

Outstanding Public Service Award
Recognizes faculty or staff efforts to improve the quality of people’s lives locally, nationally or internationally. The selection committee considers the nature and extent of the public service activity, the amount of time and effort involved, and the lasting impact it has had.
Nomination details: Online
Deadline: Jan. 24, 2013

Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning 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.
Nomination details: Online
Deadline: Feb. 14, 2014

University Faculty Lecture
Honors current or emeriti faculty whose research, scholarship or art has been widely recognized and whose achievements have had a substantial impact on their profession, on the research or performance of others and perhaps on society as a whole. The honoree delivers a public lecture.
Nomination details: The University Faculty Lecture is administered through the secretary of the faculty office. No deadline information was available.

Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus Award
Recognizes an outstanding alumnus or alumna, distinguished for service and achievement over a period of years since graduation from the UW. This award is not based on the individual’s work for the preceding year, but rather on his or her lifetime record.
Nomination details:  Online
Deadline:  Jan. 31, 2014

Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award
Recognizes either an individual or group, who is an UW Alumni Association member or volunteer and has made a significant impact on the association. The award recognizes outstanding service or devotion to the UWAA or the UW.
Nomination details:  Online
Deadline:  Jan. 31, 2014

Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award (2014-2015)
Recognizes a living UW alumnus or alumna who is a veteran and made a positive impact on their local, national or international community or on the University of Washington and/or veteran’s communities. An awardee has been selected for this year, but the nominations for the 2014-2015 recipient are now open.
Nomination details:  Online
Deadline:  Aug. 15, 2014

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