Tips for Effective Chancellor Award and Distinguished Rank Applications


Tips for Effective Chancellor Award and Distinguished Rank Applications

General tips for all applications

·         Organize folder by criteria

·         Evidence should be strongly linked to specific criteria

·         May want to include both quantitative and qualitative evidence

·         Evidence of statewide, regional and national activity should be included as appropriate

·         Request and include letters of support that address specific criteria (give examples to support excellence for criteria)

·         Include complete vita with appropriate focus on area of award

Teaching award tips

·         Include personal teaching philosophy

·         Include student evaluations of faculty over time

·         Include peer observations and evaluation of teaching

·         Include reflection of evaluations on teaching changes

·         Evidence can be such things as:

o   Syllabi from a variety of courses taught

o   Table of courses taught with student numbers and grade distribution

o   Student support letters (ask for the letters to address the criteria if possible)

o   Office hours schedule

o   Evidence of involvement with students outside of class

o   Graded assignments with written feedback

o   Examples of tests, quizzes, lab reports

o   Representative samples of instructional materials

o   List of student achievements pre- and post-graduation

·         Scholarship/creative activity should be grouped by type and peer and non-peer reviewed

Service award tips

·         Include personal service philosophy

·         Include letters of support from community and professional organizations

·         Ask letter writers to address criteria specific to the award

·         Include evidence of accomplishments and achievement of you or the group

·         Include examples of minutes as evidence of involvement

·         For each organization specify: length of term, years being chair of that organization or other officer, accomplishments of organization while a member, accomplishments while chair


Librarian award tips

·         Include personal librarianship philosophy

·         Include letters of support from a variety of constituencies

·         Include examples of presentations on and off campus

Scholarship and Creative Activities award tips

·         Include support letters, internal and external that recognize the contributions nationally and internationally

·         Include number of citations of work

·         Include reviews of productions or exhibits

·         Separate work by type and by peer and non-peer reviewed