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UMKC Campus Awards

SUBMITTING NOMINATIONS


All nomination materials must be submitted electronically and combined into one single PDF file.

  • PDF file name should follow this format:  AWD YEAR Lastname, Firstname AwardTitle        Example:  AWD 2013 Smith, John Community Engagement.pdf
  • Submit award nominations prior to the deadline via email to awards@umkc.edu, unless otherwise indicated.

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Celebrating Excellence in Teaching


TEACHING AWARD NOMINATION MATERIALS

To be considered for a UMKC Chancellor’s or Provost’s Teaching Award, your nomination materials must include the following items combined into one single PDF document in the order displayed below.  All items must be 10 point font or larger.  Please note the Graduate Mentor Award has a separate set of nomination materials and Checklist (see award link below).

Teaching Awards Checklist (Click here to download the Teaching Awards Checklist)

Letter of nomination from Chair (3-page maximum)

Letter of support from the Dean (3-page maximum)

Additional letters of support

  • Maximum of 3 from colleagues (2-pages each maximum)
  • Maximum of 3 from students (2-pages each maximum)

Candidate’s  Statement of Teaching Philosophy (2-page maximum)

Course evaluation summaries (5-page maximum):

  • List of courses taught
  • Include department and school norms
  • No raw data—Charts and/or summary statistics encouraged
  • Summarize student written evaluations (2-page maximum)

Sample syllabi (5-page maximum)

CV (5-page maximum)

 

 

 Celebrating Excellence in Service and Engagement


  • 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.
  •  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.
  •  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.

Celebrating University Staff Commitment to Excellence


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.

Celebrating Excellence in Research and Creative Activity


UMKC Research Awards

Contact the UMKC Office of Research Services for nomination form, guidelines, and criteria

  • N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity – Nomination Deadline: September 15 annually     Recognizes distinguished research and other scholarly or creative activity accomplished by UMKC faculty.
  • Trustees Faculty Fellowship Award – Nomination Deadline:  September 15 annuallyTrustees are recognizing the very best faculty, who have distinguished themselves through scholarship and creativity.
  • Trustees Faculty Scholar Award – Nomination Deadline: September 15 annually
    Recognizes faculty members who show exceptional promise for outstanding future research and/or creative accomplishments.