PRESIDENTIAL OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD
THE TOTAL APPLICATION PACKET SHOULD NOT EXCEED 10 PAGES (EXCLUDING THE C.V.).
With the nomination form, please include:
•A letter of nomination written by a member of the UMaine community. The letter should
explain the primary basis for the nomination and make clear the criteria by which the
nominee’s teaching is judged by students and colleagues to be exceptional. (For example,
the primary basis might be lecturing skills, mentoring skills, laboratory/project skills,
pedagogical innovation, student learning results, development of learning materials, etc.)
•Objective evidence supporting the points made in the nomination. This might include
summaries of student evaluations, samples of learning materials, record of other awards for
teaching, quotations from reviews by peers and administrators, presentations, etc.
•Three to five letters of support from colleagues and student (which may include former
students). One of the letters may be a composite prepared by the nominator, incorporating
quotations from other letters solicited in support of this nomination and identifying the
persons quoted. Such a composite letter is an option, not a requirement.
•A table summarizing the courses the nominee has taught each semester for the past five
•The nominee’s up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
THE PRESIDENTIAL OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD
2007 NOMINATION FORM
In recognition of the importance to the University of Maine of outstanding teaching, the President of
the University of Maine annually presents the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award. The first
award was given at the Spring 1991 Honors Convocation.
The Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award is presented annually to a tenured University of
Maine faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to and ability in the
teaching area. The recipient receives a medallion and monetary award.
Nominations should be submitted to the Office of the Provost, 201 Alumni Hall on or before March
19, 2007. Please contact Wanda Legere (1-1516) if you have any questions.
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Name of Nominee___________________________________________________
(Tenured Faculty Only)
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(Must be a present member of the UMaine community)