The Piper Professor Award was established by the San Antonio–based Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation in 1958 to annually recognize outstanding college professors across Texas. Selection is made on the basis of nominations; each two and four-year college and university in the state may submit only one nominee annually.
The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation honor 10 professors per academic year for their dedication to the teaching profession and for their outstanding academic, scientific and scholarly achievement. Each Piper Professor receives a certificate of merit, a gold pin and a $5,000 honorarium.
More information is available on the Texas Comptroller website.
All full-time instructors (tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenure-track) are eligible for consideration. Former nominees may be re-nominated at both the college and the university level.
Each college may only submit one nominee to be considered at the university level. In determining the recipients, the Piper Professor Award Selection Committee will consider internal UTSA selection procedures. Therefore, wide departmental and college participation is recommended in the selection of candidates.
UTSA may only nominate one faculty member to the Piper Foundation for consideration each year.
Mid-Sept. 2018: Call for nominations
Thursday, October 11, 2018: Deadline for college's to submit nomination packets
Each college should identify one nominee and submit the materials listed below in a single pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nomination packets should consist of:
Oct. 15 - 19, 2018
Selection committee meets to determine the UTSA nominee
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
UTSA nominee is informed of nomination
Friday, Oct. 19 - Friday, Nov. 9
The nominee’s packet is finalized by completing the full application form, adding a maximum of five letters of recommendation and all observation rubrics. The observation rubrics will be included as appendices in the nomination packet. Once the final packet is complete, it is routed to the Provost and President for approvals/signatures.
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
The packet for UTSA’s nominee is delivered to the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.
May 1, 2019
Piper Foundation announces winners.