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2015 UMKC Awards Nomination Deadlines and Information

A message from Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Dr. Denis Medeiros …

As we start the new academic year, I want to prepare and alert each of you that we have deadlines in the fall semester for faculty award nominations.  The first deadline is approaching October 15 for the UMKC Campus Research Award Nominations.   All other UMKC campus awards have a deadline of November 1.  The system award deadline is January 10.

I am hopeful that you have already considered whom you would nominate for these awards.  In case you haven’t please do not wait much longer as it does take time and effort to develop and submit a competitive nomination portfolio.  In order to be fair, we cannot accept nominations that are late.  If you have specific questions on any of these awards, please contact either myself (MedeirosD@umkc.edu) or Beci Edmundson at EdmundsonR@umkc.edu.

The following are the award categories and the deadlines:

 

UMKC Campus Research Award Nominations Deadline:  October 15

Research Award Nomination form, guidelines, and criteria are available online at http://ors.umkc.edu/pre-award/faculty-awards ; for additional questions, please contact Dr. Lawrence Dreyfus

 

UMKC Campus Teaching Award Nominations Deadline:  November 1

All UMKC Teaching Award Nomination materials should include:

  1. A letter of nomination from the Department Chair (or immediate Supervisor) detailing the nominee’s unique qualifications for the award.
  2. 2.       Nominee’s current CV, not to exceed 5 pages, emphasizing material relevant to the award, including a list of all courses taught by the nominee(list of courses can be separate from CV).
  3. Course evaluation summaries for all courses, including departmental and school norms (averages or median scores). Please do not include raw data or large numbers of scanned evaluation forms. Student comments may be extracted from the original evaluation forms and summarized in a brief document (not to exceed 2 pages)
  4.  Sample Course syllabi (5maximum)
  5. Letter of support from the Dean.
  6. Statement of Teaching Philosophy from Candidate (2-page maximum).
  7. Additional materials: A maximum of 6 additional letters of support (not to exceed 3 letters from colleagues and/or 3 letters from students) may be included in the portfolio.
  8. Nomination materials should be in 10 pt or larger font.
  9. Submit electronic nomination file to Awards@umkc.edu before November 1

 

UMKC Campus Service & Engagement Award Nominations Deadline:  November 1

  • Chancellor’s      Award for Excellence in Diversity - Nomination Deadline: November 1
    This award recognizes and celebrates      sustained contributions and an active commitment to promoting and      enhancing diversity at UMKC, signaling the university’s commitment to      diversity as a core value as well as an enterprise which benefits the      entire campus. UMKC faculty, staff, units, departments, and organizations      are eligible. Submit electronic nomination file to Awards@umkc.edu before November 1
  • Chancellor’s      Award for Excellence in Community Engagement – Nomination Deadline:      November 1
    This award recognizes and celebrates      faculty, staff, units and campus organizations that have made engagement      with the community a central aspect of their approach to student learning      and scholarship. Submit      electronic nomination file to Awards@umkc.edu before November 1
  • Chancellor’s      Award for Career Contributions to the University – Nomination      Deadline: November 1
    One of UMKC’s highest honors to a      University employee (faculty or staff) who has made significant      contributions to higher education at UMKC over the course of his or her      career and has significantly enhanced the mission of the University.  Submit electronic nomination file to Awards@umkc.edu before November 1

 

UMKC Staff Award Nominations Deadline:  November 1

UMKC Staff Awards

Click Here to access the Staff Award Nomination Form, available on the Staff Council Recognition Committee website.

  • Human Resources Campus Collaboration Staff Award - Nomination Deadline: November 1 This award recognizes and celebrates sustained contributions and an active commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity at UMKC, signaling the university’s commitment to diversity as a core value as well as an enterprise which benefits the entire campus. (Revised 2009)
  • Chancellor’s Education First Staff Award - Nomination Deadline: November 1 To recognize and celebrate a UMKC staff member who has made significant contributions to higher education through exceptional service, as demonstrated consistently throughout the scope of their work performance. (Revised 2009)
  • Chancellor’s True Unsung Hero Staff Award - Nomination Deadline: November 1 To recognize and celebrate behind-the-scenes staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the UMKC experience for students, co-workers, faculty and/or constituents. (Revised 2009)
  • Staff Council Dedication Award - Nomination Deadline: November 1 To recognize and celebrate UMKC Staff Council Governing Board members who consistently participate in Staff Council activities above and beyond the call of duty and exceptionally and consistently demonstrate dedication to making UMKC the workplace of choice for all staff.
  • Student Affairs’ Student Mentor Staff Award - Nomination Deadline: November 30 This award will recognize a UMKC Staff Member who has made significant contributions to higher education through exceptional student mentoring.

 

UM System Presidential Award Nominations Deadline:  January 10

Please note that all UM Presidential Award nominations must be reviewed and approved by the UMKC Provost and Chancellor prior to submitting to UM System, therefore all nominations (except Student Entrepreneur of the Year) should be sent electronically to Awards@umkc.edubefore January 10 annually, prior to the posted deadline on the Nomination Forms.

All required nomination materials (see Nomination Form for list of required materials for each award) should be in electronic format and merged into one single PDF file (see nomination form for file name requirements). All letters of support should be signed and appear on appropriate department, unit, university, corporate, or organizational letterhead.

For additional information, please contact Beci Edmundson (edmundsonr@umkc.edu) in the UMKC Faculty Affairs office.

Sincerely,

Denis M Medeiros, PhD, RD

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School