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Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards

In November 2008, the UT System Board of Regents introduced the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for UT’s nine academic institutions. The awards recognize faculty who deliver the highest quality of undergraduate instruction, demonstrate their commitment to teaching, and have a history and promising future of sustained excellence with undergraduate teaching.

The Regents have allocated $1 million this year for these teaching awards. It is intended that no fewer than 30 total awards will be made this year. The awards are $25,000 and are believed to be among the highest in the nation for rewarding outstanding undergraduate faculty performance and innovation. Actual awards will be made on the strength of individual faculty, not proportionally by campus.

Timeline for Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, 2015

Co-Chairs, Nancy Martin and Lucretia Fraga

 

Date

Action

Tues., Oct. 21, 2014

Memo to the Academic Deans announcing the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award nomination and selection process.

Oct. 22-Dec. 18, 2014

Colleges determine internal selection process and internal deadline(s); distribute call for nominations to departments. College nominees vetted at the College level.

Fri., Dec. 19, 2014

College Deans’ Offices submit names of nominees to Nancy Martin via e-mail:
Tenured, 2; Tenure-track, 1; Non-tenure track/adjunct, 1.

Wed., Jan. 14 2015

Phase I: nominees submit required materials to Nancy Martin (nancy.martin@utsa.edu) for the selection process:
(1) Application form (6 pages, maximum); (2) CV emphasizing teaching accomplishments (15 pages, maximum); and, (3) Teaching philosophy statement (3 pages, maximum).

Thurs., Jan. 15-Fri., Jan. 30, 2015

Selection committee scores applications and teaching philosophy statements using rubrics and reviews nominees’ CVs.

Mon., Feb. 2-Fri., Feb. 6, 2015

Phase II: selection committee meets to determine UTSA’s candidates:
Tenured, 8; Tenure-track, 3; Non-tenure track/adjunct, 3. 

Mon., Feb 12-Fri., March 16, 2015

Candidates request classroom observations from the Faculty Center, if desired, to provide documentation to enhance their teaching portfolios. Observations should be requested (at least 48 hours in advance) online at http://faculty.utsa.edu/services/classroom-observations 

Candidates develop full e-portfolio.

March 9-13, 2015

Spring Break

Wed., March 18, 2015

PDF e-portfolios (no more than 150 pages in a single document) due to Nancy Martin on a CD or thumb drive for submission to the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award Selection Committee. 

 

Congratulations to the UTSA recipients
of the 2014 Regents' Awards:

  • Dennis Davis, assistant professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Eugene John, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Hazem Rashed-Ali, associate professor, Department of Architecture
  • Bruce Rudy, assistant professor, Department of Management

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Past UTSA Recipients

2013

Matthew Gdovin, associate professor, Department of Biology
Mark Leung, associate professor, Department of Management Science and Statistics
Lindsay Ratcliffe, Lecturer II, The Writing Program
David Ray Vance, associate professor, Department of English

2012

Aaron Cassill, professor, Department of Biology
David Han, assistant professor, Department of Management Science and Statistics
Randall Manteufel, associate professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Elizabeth Pate, professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
Can Saygin, associate professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Heather Shipley, associate professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Daniel Tablada, lecturer II, Department of Marketing

2011

John Alexander, assistant professor, Department of Architecture
Mark Allen, professor, Department of English
Karen Dodwell, senior lecturer, Department of English
Daniel Engster, associate professor, Department of Political Science and Geography
Janis Harmon, professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
Amy Jasperson, associate professor, Department of Political Science and Geography
Ermine Orta, lecturer I, Department of Management Science and Statistics

2010

Diane Abdo, lecturer III, Department of English, Writing Program
Sazzad Bin-Shafique, assistant professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Thomas Cannon, senior lecturer, Department of Marketing
Kolleen Guy, associate professor, Department of History
Maria Kaylor, assistant professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
Alycia Maurer, senior lecturer and area coordinator, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
Mary McNaughton-Cassill, associate professor, Department of Psychology
John Morris, associate professor, Department of Political Science and Geography
Richard Utecht, associate professor, Department of Marketing

2009

Richard Gambitta, associate professor, Department of Political Science and Geography
Chunjiang Qian, associate professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering