Electronic Document Submission Guidelines


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(Note: Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award has different requirements)

All final nomination packages will be uploaded to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, from the respective dean's office, through the UT Austin Box Service.

An individual in each dean's office will need to be authorized to upload documents to the Provost's Office box. Please have the appropriate Dean's office representative contact Kati Pelletier at 512-232-3312 (or at kpelletier@austin.utexas.edu) to establish upload authorization.

Nomination package guidelines:

Submission Summary

  • All final nomination packages will be uploaded to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, from the respective Dean's office, through UT Austin Box.
  • An individual in each Dean's office will need to be authorized to upload documents to the Provost's Office box. Please have the appropriate Dean's office representative contact Kati Pelletier at 512-232-3312 (or at kpelletier@austin.utexas.edu) to establish upload authorization.
  • Nomination materials as a single PDF document (no larger than 100 pages) bearing the nominee’s last name and award (e.g., Smith-awardname.pdf) should be uploaded through UT Austin Box.
  • Please bookmark each section of the .pdf to reflect the Table of Contents
  • If there is more than one nominee in any category the Dean should send an Email ranking nominees to kpelletier@austin.utexas.edu including names of nominees and their associated department and category.

Include the following information in the nomination packet, with additional evidence included at the nominee’s discretion, organized as follows:

  1. Cover page listing the following information:

    • Nominee’s name
    • Department name; and
    • Contact information
  2. Table of Contents

  3. Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Examples of assessments used to ascertain student attainment of learning outcomes, such as end of the course exams, assessment of higher order thinking, analytical ability; and
    • Examples of student engagement in learning (such as active learning strategies, field experiences, service learning, learning communities, and/or undergraduate research).
  4. Student Evaluations of Teaching:

    • Letter(s) of support from students (no more than four).
    • Nominees may submit CIS written comments. Comments must be photocopied from originals. Up to eight pages of comments may be submitted (comments may be edited to place multiple comments on each page). DO NOT submit CIS scores.
  5. Teaching Evaluations from Non-Student Sources:

    • Letter(s) of support from peer faculty (no more than three);
    • Letter of support from chair of department;
    • Letter of support from dean of the college;
  6. Teaching portfolio prepared by each candidate, with the following included:

    • Syllabus of a recent course;
    • A statement of teaching philosophy, objectives, and commitment teaching undergraduates;
    • Continuous improvement of course materials;
    • Examples of course materials;
    • Pedagogical innovations; and
    • Curriculum vitae

IMPORTANT: Incomplete, late, or incorrectly formatted nominations may not be considered.

Requirements for University-Wide Teaching Awards

Eligibility
A faculty member must have a continuing appointment at the University of Texas, Austin in the year subsequent to their selection.

Submission Instruction Overview
All required electronic nomination documents must be received at the Provost’s office by the respective deadline or the nomination may not be considered.

To note: Coordination of award files should route through each respective dean's office.

All final nomination packages will be uploaded to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, from the respective dean's office, through UT Austin Box Service:
https://utexas.app.box.com/login

An individual in each dean's office will need to be authorized to upload documents to the Provost's Office box. Please have the appropriate Dean's office representative contact Kati Pelletier at 512-232-3312 (or at kpelletier@austin.utexas.edu) to establish upload authorization.

You may access UT Austin Box Service at: https://utexas.app.box.com/login

Within two days of submission deadline, Kati will contact all Dean's office representatives with a confirmation list of nominees. Also, feel free to contact Kati at 512-232-3312 (or at kpelletier@austin.utexas.edu) if you have any questions or need any clarification on any point of nomination submission.


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