Presidential Teacher Awards

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Presidential Teacher Application Guidelines

TIMELINE - Updated

August 31, 2015 - Nomination process opens

September 14, 2015 - Last day for nominations

September 18, 2015 - Notice sent to nominees

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - Last day for qualified nominees to submit portfolios

October 23, 2015 (approximate) - Selection committee selects finalists - notifications sent to all applicants

October 26, 2015 - April 1, 2016 (approximate) - Selection committee observes finalists' classes; meets with finalists and their chairs, directors, or division coordinators

April 8, 2016 (approximate) - Presidential Teachers selected - winners notified

August 2016 - Presidential Teacher Award winners recognized at Faculty & Staff Convocation

August/September 2016 - Presidential Teacher Award winners and finalists attend teaching excellence recognition ceremony


All faculty who have been nominated will be informed via email. However, only faculty who meet the eligibility qualifications stated in the endowment may apply, i.e. a Group I, tenured, full-time member of the faculty from one of Ohio University’s campuses. 

Eligible nominees who wish to be considered for the award must submit a teaching portfolio electronically (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to Anita Leach ( no later than midnight October 11, 2015.

Each portfolio should be between 15-20 typed pages using 1.5 line spacing, a 12 point font, one inch margins, and headers with your name and page numbers. Portfolios are to be submitted electronically in either Microsoft Word or PDF format, to Anita Leach ( Appendices will not be accepted.


Cover Page
Table of Contents
Teaching Philosophy (1-2 pages)
List of courses taught and numbers of students enrolled for the last two years
List of numerical averages from student evaluations for the last two years, with dept. averages
Teaching Schedule for both fall and spring semesters


Teaching Practices and Innovations
Statement of how student progress is measured, i.e., grading practices, grade distributions, etc.
Description of how you integrate recent theories and methodologies into your classes
Description of your instructional methodology in relation to your discipline
Design and implementation of instructional approaches

Curriculum developed
Influence on curriculum

Mentoring and Advising Students
Undergraduate advising activities related to career and curriculum
Thesis and dissertation advising

Mentoring Faculty in Regard to Instruction
Description of activities in regard to mentoring faculty

Scholarship with Respect to Teaching
Grants received in relation to teaching 

If you have questions, please contact Anita Leach ( or Howard Dewald (