Trustees Award

History and Purpose

The Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville established The Trustees Award in 1989 to honor faculty who individually impact the future of our students. The award is intended to recognize faculty (full- or part-time; undergraduate, graduate, or professional; even groups of faculty) who have had, currently or in the past, an extraordinary impact on students. The recipient will receive a $5,000 award which will be presented at University Commencement ceremonies on May 11, 2019.

The award winner will be announced and recognized at the April 18, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting. View past award winners.

Eligibility

All faculty (with the exception of previous winners, graduate teaching assistants, and doctoral candidates) are eligible to receive this award. Self-nomination is not permitted.

Nominations

Nominations will be accepted from any member of the University community until 5:00 p.m. on April 4, 2019. The nomination form can be accessed and submitted below.

Procedure

Once a nomination is received, an automated email is sent to the nominee(s) notifying them of their nomination and requesting their philosophical statement on learning and current résumé/curriculum vitae. 

Additionally, the dean and department chair are sent an email requesting letters of support. It is the responsibility of the nominator to solicit additional letters of support from students or colleagues. 

Received submissions will be assembled into packets that the Trustees’ Academic and Student Affairs Committee will review. This committee will submit its recommendation as winner to the Board of Trustees for approval.

Requested Submissions:

  • Letter of support from the nominee’s dean of the school/college
  • Letter of support from the nominee’s department chair
  • Letter(s) of support from current and/or past students, colleagues
  • The nominee’s philosophical statement on learning
  • The nominee’s current résumé/curriculum vitae

(Submissions are highly encouraged, but not required, and factor into the overall assessment when determining the award winner.)

Scope: Impact of Person’s Body of Work on the Students

A nominee should have made an impact in teaching, advising, student research, support services, extracurricular activities, or other aspects of student life.  Examples include:

  • Creating an unusually positive learning environment for students inside or outside the classroom
  • Making special efforts to motivate and encourage the educational, professional, or social development of students inside and outside the classroom
  • Taking the lead in providing or arranging an additional service or a change in existing services that had a major impact on students
  • Suggesting and/or implementing an idea beneficial to a substantial number of students or the student body as a whole
  • Implementing technological advances in teaching that enrich and facilitate student learning
  • Exhibiting special effectiveness with minorities or non-traditional students
  • Providing extraordinary support for student leaders and/or student clubs and organizations
  • Implementing creative teaching or advising techniques that result in an outstanding academic success rate
  • Involving students in research activities in new and creative ways

 

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