U.S. Professor of the Year
Each year, MSU Denver nominates three faculty members for the U.S. Professor of the Year competition. This national competition is co-sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The internal process for selecting MSU Denver nominees is a competitive one designed to identify the strongest possible nominees from the institution. If you are interested in putting yourself or a colleague forward for the internal selection process, please read carefully the information on this page.
Internal selection of nominees will be made using the same judging criteria as used by the national U.S. Professor of the Year Award program. Those criteria are (of equal weight):
- Impact on and involvement with undergraduate students
- Scholarly approach to teaching and learning
- Contributions to undergraduate education in the institution, community and profession
- Support from colleagues and current and former undergraduate students
The internal deadline to be considered for selection as one of the three MSU Denver nominees is February 8, 2013. The three MSU Denver nominees will be announced at the Teacher-Scholar Forum on February 22, 2013.
Any MSU Denver faculty member, full-time or affiliate, who has taught or will teach one class at the undergraduate level during the 2012/13 academic year, is eligible for consideration. Self-nominations for the internal selection process are welcome.
It is expected that the three faculty members who are selected to be MSU Denver nominees will work with the Center for Faculty Development to complete the full U.S. Professor of the Year nomination packet for submission before the April 2013 deadline (date TBA). The U.S. Professor of the Year Web site features examples of nomination materials from past award winners.
Previous MSU Denver nominees:
2012: Lynann “Annie” Butler (Human Services), Elizabeth McVicker (Management), and Kathryn Young (Teacher Ed)
2011: Maurice Hamington (Women’s Studies), Cynthia Heiss (Health Professions), and Alex Padilla (Economics)
Please contact the Center for Faculty Development with questions.