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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 and Health Professions, or the School of Education. Applicants must have taught at USF in the academic year 2015-2016.

Each recipient will be honored at the 40th Annual USF Service and Merit Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2016, 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 APPLICATION MATERIALS by the same March 5, 2016 deadline.

The nomination/application deadline is Friday, March 5, 2016 by 5:00 PM; see below for Award Chairs and drop off location. 

(We are checking into the possibility of electronic submissions - check back here)

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)

Nominations may be submitted to Rebecca Seeman, via email as PDF attachments:  seeman [at] usfca.edu  or as hard copy to: Rebecca Seeman, Performing Arts Office at MA 201 (281 Masonic Ave at Turk), 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco CA  94117.

   The letter of nomination should be 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 APPLICATION MATERIALS by the same March 5, 2016 deadline.

Application materials  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 OR ONLINE SUBMISSIONS PERMITTED.

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:  Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award, c/o Rebecca Seeman, Performing Arts Office at MA201 (281 Masonic Ave at Turk), 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, by 5 p.m. March 5, 2016. 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 

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


Nominations may be submitted to John Higgins, via email as PDF attachments:  jhiggins [at] usffapt.org  or hard copy to: John Higgins, Media Studies office, Kalmanovitz 103, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco CA  94117.

   The letter of nomination should be 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 APPLICATION MATERIALS by the same March 5, 2016 deadline.

Application materials  may be submitted to: Sr. Vicky Siu Award, c/o John Higgins, USFFA-PT,  KA Hall 103, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, by 5 p.m. March 5, 2016. Also, be sure that the award name is prominently shown on the submission.  NO EMAIL OR ONLINE SUBMISSIONS PERMITTED.

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 and a $1500.00 purse. His/her name will also be placed in the May Commencement Program.




THE INNOVATIONS IN INSTRUCTION AWARD 

 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


Nominations may be submitted to John Higgins, via email as PDF attachments:   jhiggins [at] usffapt.org  or as hard copy to: John Higgins, Media Studies office, Kalmanovitz 103, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco CA  94117.

   The letter of nomination should be 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 APPLICATION MATERIALS by the same March 5, 2016 deadline.

Application Materials  may be submitted to:  Innovations in Instruction Award, c/o John Higgins, USFFA-PT,  KA Hall 103, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, by 5 p.m. March 5, 2016. Also, be sure that the award name is prominently shown on the submission.  NO EMAIL OR ONLINE SUBMISSIONS PERMITTED.

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.