Richard S. Howe Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
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ONE AWARD FOR TENURED/TENURE-TRACK/FIXED-TERM TRACK FACULTY
Purpose of Award
In recognition of former UTSA College of Engineering professor and mentor Richard “Dick” Howe and with support from community leader and philanthropist Edith McAllister, this award recognizes UTSA tenured, tenure-track and fixed-term-track professors for developing signature learning experiences for undergraduates.
Signature undergraduate experiences include creative applied or experiential learning beyond the traditional classroom environment.
Nominees for the Howe Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award must be full-time faculty members with at least three years of service at UTSA and may be either tenured/tenure-track or fixed-term-track faculty. Recipients of the award are eligible for re-nomination after a five-year period, but are not eligible for nomination the year immediately following their previous win.
January 29, 2024: Deadline for deans' offices to upload nominations to SharePoint (college faculty award points of contact will receive a link)
February 2024: Award selection committees review nominations and determine recipients
April 2024: Award recipients are formally recognized at the University Excellence Awards Ceremony
The selection committee will consider the following criteria in selecting winners:
- Evidence of leadership of a signature undergraduate experience that include creative, applied, and/or experiential learning beyond the traditional classroom environment
- Degree to which the instructor has demonstrated innovation and rigor in design of the experience for undergraduates
- Evidence that students responded in positive ways to the nominee’s instruction
A selection committee composed of faculty will review nomination packets. The nomination packet for this award will consist of only the following, assembled into a single PDF file in the order indicated:
- Completed award nomination form
- Nomination letter from peer faculty colleague, department chair, or college leader
- Self-statement of teaching philosophy (2-page max)
- Course evaluations (2 courses max)
- Nomination letters from students (2 max)
- Recent course syllabi (2 courses max)
- CV of nominee
- Peer observations of teaching (2 max)
No additional materials should be submitted.
Each dean’s office should upload completed nomination packets by the deadline.
Each college may submit a maximum number of three nominees (1 Tenured, 1 Tenure-Track, 1 Fixed-Term Track).
SEE TABLE BELOW
|College||Maximum Number of Nominees|
Mark Leung, professor, Department of Management Science and Statistics
Robert Hard, professor, Department of Anthropology
M. Kathryn Brown, Lutcher Brown Endowed Professor, Department of Anthropology
Jennifer Beavers, associate professor, Department of Music
Gina Amatangelo, lecturer II, Department of Public Administration
Sue Ann Pemberton-Haugh, assistant professor in practice, Department of Architecture
Jill Fleuriet, associate professor, Department of Anthropology
John Drew Stephen, associate professor, Department of Music
Teja Guda, assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Matthias Hofferberth, associate professor, Department of Political Science & Geography
Matthew W. McCarter, associate professor, Department of Management
Shelley E. Roff, associate professor, Department of Architecture
Bridget Drinka, professor, Department of English
Jamie Newsome, assistant professor, Department of Criminal Justice
James Johnson, senior lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
Kolleen Guy, associate professor, Department of History
Jason Yaeger, professor, Department of Anthropology
Donovan Fogt, associate professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology
Anita Leffel, senior lecturer, Department of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management
Ronald Sweet, lecturer II, Department of Finance
Lucila Ek, associate professor, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
Mary McNaughton-Cassill, associate professor, Department of Psychology
Richard Jones, professor, Department of Political Science and Geography
Robert Lengel, associate professor, Department of Management
Cory Hallam, senior lecturer, Department of Information Systems
Lisa Montoya, senior lecturer, Department of Economics
Valerie Sponsel, associate professor, Department of Biology