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There are three types of awards that adjuncts can apply for each year through the USFFAPT:

The Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award (up to 5 will be given), the Sr. Vicky Siu Award for Outstanding Contributions and Service to the University of San Francisco, and the Innovations in Instruction Award. Eligibility for adjunct awards is open only to USF part-time faculty from the School of Management, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Nursing, or the School of Education. Applicants must have taught at USF in the academic year 2014-2015. All nominated faculty must be full dues paying members of the USFFA-PT. If you have yet to join the USFFA-PT, you can complete the application found here https://sites.google.com/site/usffaparttimefaculty/documents/membership-form and submit with your award application.

Each recipient will be honored at the 39th Annual USF Service and Merit AwardsCeremony on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 3:30 PM in the McLaren Complex.

If you are nominating an adjunct faculty for any of the awards listed below, please submit to the appropriate committee chair a letter of nomination no longer than two pages in length and it must include the following information:

• the nominee’s name, email address, telephone number, department and college

• why the nominee is deserving in light of the specific award criteria

• your name(s) and contact information, if you are nominating an adjunct faculty

• self-nominations are accepted.

YOU MUST MAKE SURE THAT YOU NOTIFY THE NOMINEE SO THAT S/HE CAN SUBMIT ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION by the same March 6, 2014 deadline.

The nomination/application deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015 by 5:00 PM; see below forAward Chairs and drop off location. DO NOT SUBMIT NOMINATIONS BY EMAIL, PLEASE.

We may not confer all of the awards in a given year, if suitable applications are not submitted.



DISTINGUISHED ADJUNCT TEACHING AWARD

Each spring, the University of San Francisco Part-time Faculty Association and the University of San Francisco will confer up to five awards of $2000 each to adjunct faculty. (The Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award shall not be awarded to a member more than once every five years.) We invite you to self-nominate or nominate an adjunct faculty for the 26th annual Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award. Criteria for selection are:

• a minimum of 16 units of teaching need to be completed in order to apply

• evidence over a period of time at USF of extraordinary dedication to teaching and

students

• innovative and gifted approaches to teaching and to the classroom

• recent letters of support or recommendation

• recent teaching evaluations.


The following materials will also be used in determining the award recipient:

• a current copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae;

• student evaluations for no more than the last 3 years

• Relevant letters or testimonials from at least two people other than students (colleagues, or administrators from USF only) and unsolicited testimonials from

students (Cards, letters, e-mail, etc) are encouraged.

• Any significant outlines, handouts, or exams that show exceptional dedication to teaching.

• Relevant course syllabi · Nomination letter (if available)

Application material should be submitted and organized with tabs denoting the above categories and limited to one FLEXIBLE, LIGHTWEIGHT binder. Please do not submit more than the requested materials. NO EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ALLOWED.

The committee's decision will be based on the quality of the materials submitted by the candidate, not the quantity. The materials should include achievements only at USF and not from other institutions. Send applications and nominations for this award to Lynn Perkins, Chair, Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award-USFFAPT, KA Hall 202, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, by 5 p.m. March 6, 2015. Up to five selected recipients will each receive a framed award The three selected recipients will each receive a framed award and a $2000.00 cash award. Their names will also be placed in the May commencement program.



THE SR. VICKY SIU AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS AND SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO - $1500

Submission Guidelines:

• A minimum of 16 units of teaching need to be completed in order to apply.

• A letter describing your contribution to the USF Community, including who was served by this activity and how did those served benefit from your contribution? Indicate how long you have served the University and cite the contributions you have made over time. Uncompensated service is appropriate to include.

• Relevant letters or testimonials from at least two people other than students (colleagues, or administrators from USF only) and unsolicited testimonials from

students (Cards, letters, e-mail, etc.) are encouraged.

• A statement addressing how you assessed the benefits or success of your contribution for the students. For example: How many people participated or attended? What were the goals for the projects or events? You might also include supporting materials such as event announcements, programs, or information that was distributed.

• Some examples of your contribution might include: How you taught some valuable skill by setting up workshops for students or the larger USF community.

• How you arranged and conducted a lecture, forum, or service event on campus

• How you contributed by advising a student group or organization

Send applications and nominations for The Sr. Vicky Siu Award to: Mel Ciena, KA Hall 202, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, by 5 p.m. March

6, 2015. Also, be sure that the award name is prominently shown on the submission.

The committee's decision will be based on the quality of the materials submitted by the candidate, not the quantity. As the awards are USF Adjunct Teaching Awards, the materials should include achievements only at USF and not at other universities. The selected recipient will receive a framed award and a $1500.00 purse. His/her name will also be placed in the May Commencement Program and the award will be given at the USFFA Part-time Faculty Association dinner also in May.




THE INNOVATIONS IN INSTRUCTION AWARD - $1500

 Submission Guidelines:

• A minimum of 16 units of teaching need to be completed in order to apply.

• Relevant course syllabi

• Any significant outlines or handouts or exams, plus a CV

• Relevant letters or testimonials from at least two people other than students (colleagues, or administrators from USF only) and unsolicited testimonials from

students (Cards, letters, e-mail, etc.) are encouraged.

• A letter describing the structure you used to create innovative teaching methods, approaches, and techniques

• A detailed description of how you implemented these techniques

• How do or did you evaluate the learning outcomes and benefit for the students

Send applications and nominations for the Innovations in Instruction Award to Mel Ciena, KA Hall 202, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, by 5 p.m. March 6, 2015. Also, be sure that the award name is prominently shown on the submission.

The committee's decision will be based on the quality of the materials submitted by the candidate, not the quantity. As the awards are USF Adjunct Teaching Awards, the materials should include achievements only at USF and not at other universities. The selected recipient will receive a framed award and a $1500.00 purse. His/her name will also be placed in the May Commencement Program and the award will be given at the USFFA Part-time Faculty Association dinner also in May.