The award is intended to reward faculty who are outstanding in teaching; research, scholarship, and creativity; and mentorship.


All faculty members.

Award Amount



Martin Fox Family and the Office of Academic Affairs

Selection Criteria

• Teaching is defined to include work with students at any level and in a wide variety of settings. Teaching impact includes the ability to meet student learning objectives, a student-centered approach, and/or effective assessment of student learning outcomes.

• Research, scholarship and creative accomplishment is evidenced by a record of especially significant achievements or recent body of work, either of which should be the product of extensive, mature
scholarly activity.

• Mentorship is demonstrated engagement of students in valuable learning processes that integrate successes in teaching and research activities. Clear outcomes of student success(s) directly resulting from the mentoring activities are a key factor in awardee selection.

Nomination Materials

Nomination materials should include a current curriculum vitae for the candidate and a letter of nomination (not to exceed two pages) from the Dean to include evidence of sustained performance of teaching excellence, explanation of significant research accomplishments and further evidence indicating the quality of mentoring (e.g., national awards to graduate students the candidate mentored as major professor and/or record of continued involvement with undergraduate research/ creativity mentoring).


Julie Heard, Office of the Provost, 994-4373, [email protected]