Faculty and Staff Awards Program

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The Academic Staff Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes people working in academic staff positions in the College of Liberal Arts and Education (LAE) who demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to the department, college, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Any full-time or part-time teaching academic staff who has been employed at UW-Platteville for a minimum of four semesters is eligible. Nominations should be submitted to the LAE Dean's Office on or before Oct. 30. The nomination packet must include a letter of nomination from someone in the nominee’s discipline that includes a description of how the individual has demonstrated excellence in teaching, a current CV and evidence of effective teaching. This award is presented at the fall LAE Award Recognition Reception. The recipient receives a plaque and a $750 professional development grant.

The Excellence in Service Award recognizes a support staff member in LAE who exemplifies a tradition of excellence. Special consideration is given to nominees who demonstrate service above and beyond their normal duties. Any full-time support staff or continuing limited-term employee in LAE can be nominated by submitting a letter of recommendation to the LAE Dean's Office by Oct. 30. The award is presented at the fall LAE Award Recognition Reception. The recipient receives a plaque and their choice of an annual parking permit or Pioneer Activity Center pass.

The Excellence in Team Award recognizes excellence in a department, unit, committee, or team in LAE that has worked to enhance academic life. Nominations should be submitted to the LAE Dean's Office by Oct. 30. Include names of team members and a recommendation from an administrator or faculty member outside the team. The team will be honored at the fall LAE Award Recognition Reception. Team members will be recognized on a plaque displayed in or near the Dean’s Office and receive individual certificates.

The Teaching Excellence Award is open to all full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty in LAE. Nominations must include two letters regarding classroom observations within the last year, one of which must be from the department chair. Final selection will be based on evidence of effective teaching, including course materials, student and peer evaluations, and scholarship related to teaching. Nominations are due in the LAE Dean’s Office by March 15. The annual award is presented at the spring LAE Award Recognition Reception. It includes a plaque and a $750 professional development grant.

The Outstanding Academic Advisor Award exemplifies the best qualities of faculty and academic staff advisors. Any faculty or academic staff member in the LAE who serves as an academic advisor to students in the college is eligible. Students, colleagues, or individual advisors may submit a letter to nominate an advisor for the award. Up to three letters of support may be submitted from colleagues and/or students, with no more than two letters from students. The nominee will be asked to submit a letter that describes his/her advising philosophy and related experiences. Nominations are due to the LAE Dean’s office by March 15. The recipient will be recognized at the spring LAE Award Recognition Reception and receive a plaque and a $750 professional development grant.

The Outstanding Service Award recognizes a member of LAE faculty or academic staff who has provided outstanding service at the program, departmental, college, and/or university level. Faculty and full-time academic staff may be nominated or they may nominate themselves. Nominations should include a letter from a department chair or colleague and a letter from the nominee that describes in detail their recent outstanding service to the university. Nomination are due in the LAE Dean's Office by March 15. The award will be presented at the spring LAE Award Recognition Reception. The recipient receives a plaque and a $750 professional development grant.

The Professional Development Award recognizes excellence in professional development activity such as research, writing, performance, artistic production, or activity in professional organizations. One tenured or tenure-track faculty or academic staff member from each department in LAE is eligible to be nominated by the Department Salary and Promotions Committee (DSPC) per academic year. Each DSPC chair must submit that department’s nominee's name in a cover letter that identifies the nominee's professional activities for the specific year of nomination and highlights the nominee's career activities. A copy of the nominee's current CV also should be included in the nomination packet. Nominations are due in the LAE Dean's Office by March 15. The award will be presented at the LAE Recognition Banquet during homecoming week. The recipient receives a plaque and a $750 professional development grant.