Nominations Sought for Exemplary Teacher Award

The Division of Higher Education of the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church has invited Nebraska Wesleyan to continue in the Exemplary Teacher Award program.

This award includes a certificate from the Board, a stipend of $500, and recognition by the Nebraska Wesleyan campus community.

Faculty are strongly encouraged to submit a nomination for a faculty colleague. Please reflect carefully upon whom you believe best fulfills the selection criteria. Then, prepare a letter of nomination citing evidence of performance as a teacher and as a member of both the academic and larger communities. You are invited to include support materials such as syllabi, publications, etc. if you wish, but it is not necessary.

Nominees are typically full-time faculty members although long-term part-time faculty members may be considered.

The following criteria are to be considered:

  • excellence in teaching
  • civility and concern for students and colleagues
  • commitment to value-centered education
  • service to students, the institution, the community, or church

Nominations should be submitted to the provost who works with the Faculty Development Committee to make a recommendation to the president for final selection.

Deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday, September 15.

Previous recipients include: Patrick Hayden-Roy (1994), Boyd Bacon (1995), Ruth Stephenson (1996), Dale Benham (1997), Bill Wehrbein (1998), Sandra McBride (1999), Rachel Pokora (2000), Loretta Fairchild (2001), Rita Lester (2002), Sarah Kelen (2003), Karla Jensen (2004), Richard Jones (2005), Patricia Hawk (2006), Jerry Bockoven (2007), Elaine Kruse (2008), and Scott Stanfield (2009).

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