Format for Submissions

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. 

Submissions are requested to 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 2021 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 28, 2020  

Nomination forms due to vice president for academic affairs

Monday, October 5, 2020

Nominees notified of nomination

Monday, November 9, 2020

Nominees submit completed applications to vice president for academic affairs

Monday, November 16, 2020

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

Monday, January 18, 2021

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

Monday, February 1, 2021

Vice president’s recommendation due to the president

Monday, February 15, 2021

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

Thursday, March 16, 2021

Academics & Personnel Committee selects NSCS award recipient; VC for Academic Planning & Partnerships notifies NSCS Presidents of results; Individual selected by A&P Committee is submitted to full board for vote

Friday, March 17, 2021

Press release recognizing all three nominees and the recipient of the award for 2020

Saturday, May 8, 2021

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