Distinguished Teaching Awards Committee

The following information is taken from Motion US00/01-6 which revises the charges to the standing University Committees.


The Distinguished Teaching Award Committee shall be responsible for the screening, investigation and recommendation of candidates to receive any Campus-wide teaching awards including, but not limited to, the Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Thomas F. Herman Faculty Achievement Award for Distinguished Teaching. The Office of Academic Affairs provides the staffing for this committee.


Membership of the Distinguished Teaching Award Committee is fixed and consists of: at least 4 and not more than 8 officers of instruction broadly representative of the faculty at-large, 1 student, and the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (ex officio, non-voting).


The Distinguished Teaching Award Committee shall report to the University Senate. At a minimum this report shall be in the form of an annual written report submitted by the Committee Chair to the Secretary of the University Senate no later than the final University Senate meeting in May. The committee shall also make additional written or oral reports to the Senate as necessary.

See also US01/02-4 which is a process for filling vacancies on elected committees:

7.1 Since 1991-92, all non-elected committees established by faculty legislation are appointed by the Committee on Committees, a committee appointed by the University Senate. The Secretary of the Faculty shall coordinate the elections of faculty to elective committees. The secretary shall arrange for the filling of vacancies on elected committees and councils by notifying the next eligible candidate, determined in descending order of the number of votes received in the most recent election for the relevant committee or council. If no eligible candidate is available to fill the vacancy, the Senate Executive Committee, with advice and recommendations from the Committee on Committees, shall appoint an eligible faculty member to fill the vacancy until the next regular election cycle. Filling a vacancy shall not preclude the appointee from standing for election to the same committee or council during the next election cycle if eligible. 


Student members not available.
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