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Presidential Teacher Awards

Information and Nominations

Presidential Teacher Award recipient selection is based on excellence in teaching and meritorious academic pursuits both inside and outside the classroom, as acknowledged by peers and students, including: teaching practices and innovations, influences on curriculum, student mentoring, colleague mentoring, and scholarship with respect to teaching. Each award recipient will hold the title of Presidential Teacher for three years and will receive $1,000 annually ($3,000 total) during that time.

Eligibility

Faculty must be full-time TENURED faculty from one of Ohio University's campuses.

Selection Committee

The Presidential Teacher Award Selection Committee evaluates applicants. The committee, selected by the associate provost for faculty and academic planning, with approval by the president, is composed of six full-time, tenure-track faculty (three of whom are Presidential Teachers), one undergraduate student and one graduate student. Students and faculty from the College of Osteopathic Medicine may serve. Faculty members on the committee serve three-year rotating terms. Students serve one-year terms. The committee can select up to two faculty for awards annually. However, the committee may choose not to give any awards if no applicants meet the award standards.

Nominations

All faculty, alumni, and students of Ohio University may nominate. Announcements inviting nominations will be sent out campus-wide during fall semester of each year.
Click here to access the nomination form.

Notification of Nomination

Eligible nominees are notified via an e-mail sent to their OHIO address.

Selection Process

The committee can select up to eight finalists based on the merit of their portfolios. Once selected, the committee observes each finalist in the classroom; interviews each finalist; and interviews his/her department chair, school director, or division coordinator. The committee then makes a determination as to which, if any, will receive the award.


A committee representative notifies winners and finalists after the selection process is complete.

If you have questions, please contact Marlene Poches, Executive Assistant for Academic Planning, at  poches@ohio.edu or 740-593-9877; or Howard Dewald, Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning, at dewald@ohio.edu or 740-593-2577.