George H. Deer Distinguished Teaching Award

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General Description: 

This award is made in memory of George H. Deer, Ph.D., former Dean of University College (1959-1966) and a distinguished member of the faculty of the College of Education for over 25 years (1940-1966).  The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding teaching at LSU.

 

Recognition: 

The recipient is presented with an inscribed plaque.  This award is provided academic support/professional development (i.e. professional workshops, conferences and travel) funds. The academic support funds will be provided in accordance with university guidelines and regulations governing this award.  The total award varies as determined by account revenue.

 

Eligibility: 

The nomination open to any LSU faculty member who teaches courses for which University College students are enrolled, both the Center for Freshman Year (UCFY) and the Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC).  As a general rule, nominations should be restricted to persons having taught University College students in three of the past four regular semesters including the semester in which the award is made.

 

Criteria for Nomination and Selection: 

Any system that attempts to assess and reward outstanding achievement in teaching must be flexible and individualistic.  Moreover, the award should not be made solely on the basis of past performance without a look toward the future.  The potential for growth should be considered equally important to past performance in the selection process.  It is hoped that the recipient will move forward (perhaps to new tasks) with a great feeling of confidence and sense of purpose.       

To accomplish these objectives the following characteristics are important considerations in determining the recipient of the award:

  • A record of excellence in teaching.

  • A record, which is indicative of a genuine interest in students.

  • Outstanding relationships with teaching assistants, faculty, and staff.

  • Demonstrated leadership in the promotion of better instructional programs.

 

Nomination and Selection Procedure: 

Nominations for the award may be initiated by any professional staff or faculty member within the University.  A resume should be attached with the nomination letter, and letters of recommendation should include a letter from the applicant’s department head.  The attached evaluation form can be used by the nominator to serve as a guide in his/her preparation for the nominee’s application.  The supporting data must include criteria by which the nominee’s competency and service to students are judged and also a statement from the nominee outlining his/her goals. 

SAMPLE EVALUATION FORM

The Selection Committee is chosen from among this group:

  • President – Alpha Lambda Delta
  • President – Phi Eta Sigma
  • President – University College Student Council
  • Academic representative from LSU S. G. A.
  • President – Phi Kappa Phi
  • Alumni Professor – Selected by Executive Director of University College
  • University College Advisory Board Member             
  • University College Advisory Board Member        

 

Nominations must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, January 12, 2018 to UCSCHOLARSHIPS@LSU.EDU.