Criteria for Educator Awards

Nominations

A letter of nomination and a current CV is all that is needed.  However, the letter of nomination must: 1.) be on letterhead 2.) specify which category the nominee is being nominated for 3.) have a detailed description, including examples of why the nominee should be considered for the award. Self-nomination is not allowed.

Criteria

Outstanding Educator

Nominees must have been a full-time employee of the University of Louisville and have been employed by UL for 5 years immediately preceding receipt of the award. No person may receive more than one award within a five-year period.

Gratis Faculty

Nominees must be a current Gratis faculty member of the University of Louisville and have been for 5 years immediately preceding receipt of the award. No person may receive more than one award within a five-year period.

Career Achievement

Nominees must have been a full-time employee of the University of Louisville and have been employed by UL for 5 years immediately preceding receipt of the award. The Career Achievement Award is a lifetime award and can only be received once from the School of Medicine; all previous SOM recipients are ineligible.

Finalists

Finalists will be asked to provide at least the following, in addition to what was submitted for the nomination:

  1. Statement of Professional Teaching Philosophy
  2. Support materials to show evidence of their excellence in teaching (example: notes from students, reviews from learners, well planned syllabi, assignments and other materials)
  3. Letters of Support