Distinguished Teaching Award
The Southern Oregon University Distinguished Teaching Award honors SOU faculty for their accomplishments in teaching, engaging and inspiring students, and dedication in serving as a mentor, advisor, and/or role model for students.
Up to four awards will be given on an annual basis. If there are no qualified candidates, then an award is not given that year.
Award includes a certficate, plaque and a $500 honorarium and may include a graduation regalia stole.
The awardees' names will be added to the Distinguished Teaching Plaque diplayed in Churchill Hall.
Awardees (no speeches) are to be recognized by the Selection Committee Chair or commitee designee at the End-of-the-Year Breakfast. A brief summary of each awardee's qualifications will be presented. Awardees will be given a certificate at the Breakfast, however, awardees are not required to attend the breakfast.
Awardees (no speeches) are to be recognized by the Provost at that year's Commencement Ceremony. A brief summary of each awardee's qualifications will be presented. Awardees will be given a plaque at the Ceremony, however, awardees are not required to attend Commencement.
Additional recognition opportunities may include, but are not limited to, SOU Foundation commencement activities, SOU Board of Trustees and ASSOU meetings, and the Raider Academy Awards Ceremony.
The awardees' names and pictures may be submitted to the Siskiyou and the Alumni Newsletter.
All professorial, professional, yearlong, and term-‐by-‐term faculty employed at SOU for a minimum of two years (consecutive years not required) are eligible to receive the Distinguished Teaching Award. Teaching instruction can be face-‐to-‐face and/or delivered online. Assessment of a candidate’s submission materials will take into consideration candidate’s career stage and appointment type. Additionally, committee members will observe the top candidates’ classes.
Candidate must not be a previous recipient of SOU’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
- Faculty Senate Chair will send out a call for nominations
- Faculty colleagues and self-‐nominations accepted
- Nominations are not accepted from students, staff, or administrators
- Nominations must be submitted to the Faculty Senate Chair who will then inform each candidate of their nomination and provide them the name of their nominator
- Candidate must inform the Faculty Senate Chair of his/her acceptance of the nomination by the posted deadline
- Faculty Senate Chair will inform each Division Director of the faculty in their division who have accepted their nomination for the Distinguished Teaching Award
For additional information, including selection process, timeline and selection criteria please review the following link.