While the criteria for the Teaching Excellence Award are the most important ingredients measured by various reviewing groups, the physical format of the submission is important so it does not detract from the examination of the material. 

Application submissions should be scanned and submitted electronically as a single PDF document.  Please ensure that the scanned representation of each page is clear and all pages are aligned.

Please arrange your materials in the following order:

  1. Cover page with 2024 Teaching Excellence Award at the top and the nominee’s name.
  2. Nomination form.
  3. 1-2 page resume or vita.
  4. Personal statement on teaching excellence as it relates to the criteria of the award.  Evidence in both discipline and pedagogy should be stressed.  Please note that this statement is limited to 1,000 words.
  5. Primary nominator’s letter of support (1-2 pages in length).
  6. Additional letters of support (at least two but no more than three letters, each 1-2 pages in length). 

Award Timeline

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Monday, September 25, 2023   

Nomination forms due to vice president for academic affairs

Monday, October 2, 2023

Nominees notified of nomination

Monday, November 6, 2023

Nominees submit completed applications to vice president for academic affairs

Monday, November 13, 2023

Vice president forwards applications to the Campus Review Committee for review and recommendation for ranking

Monday, January 15, 2024

Campus Review Committee forwards applications with recommendation for ranking to vice president  for academic affairs

Monday, January 29, 2024

Vice president’s recommendation due to the president

Monday, February 12, 2024

One nomination packet from each campus submitted to the System Office for review by the Academic and Personnel Committee and outside judges

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Academics & Personnel Committee selects NSCS award recipient; VC for Academic Planning & Partnerships notifies NSCS Presidents of results

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Committee recommendation with name of individual included is submitted to full board for vote

Friday, April 19, 2024

Press release recognizing all three nominees and the recipient of the award for 2022

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Award recipient recognized by his/her college during Spring Commencement Ceremony


Award recipient recognized by the NSCS Board during its next meeting held at the faculty member’s home institution