Faculty Senate Awards

The Faculty Senate holds an annual awards ceremony to acknowledge  the recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award, the Outstanding Teaching Award and the McLamore Outstanding Service Award. 

The Senate’s prestigious awards recognize outstanding achievements by members of the University in scholarship, service and teaching.  


James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award (McLamore)

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Faculty Charter, the Faculty Senate established an annual award to recognize service above and beyond the call of duty by a member of the University Community. Members of the faculty will be invited annually to nominate persons for this award. The awardee will be selected by the Faculty Senate after considering the recommendation of the General Welfare Committee.

Each nomination will require a) the curriculum vitae of the nominee; b) a letter giving the details of the nominee's activities that demonstrate "service above and beyond the call of duty"; and c) three support letters from people who know the contributions of the nominee that make him/her worthy of the award.

Click here for a list of past McLamore awardees.

Click here to view the Faculty Manual explanation.

 

Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award (DFSA)

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Faculty Charter, the Faculty Senate established an annual award to recognize outstanding contributions to scholarship by individual faculty members at the University of Miami. The award is given to acknowledge either a single outstanding scholarly achievement or a lifetime of distinguished accomplishment in any area of research or creative activity. Members of the faculty will be invited annually to nominate colleagues for the award. The nominations will be reviewed by a special Nominating Committing consisting of the last five awardees and the Provost and Faculty Senate Chair serving as ex-officio non-voting members. The Committee will report and make a recommendation* to the Senate for selection.

For each nomination received the Committee will require a) the curriculum vitae of the faculty member; b) a short statement describing the contribution that occasions the nomination; and c) the names and addresses of four persons of eminence in the field who can comment on the achievements of the nominee.

Click here for a list of past DFSA awardees.

Click here to view the Faculty Manual explanation.

 

Outstanding Teaching Award (OTA)

The Faculty Senate established this annual award to recognize a distinguished record of teaching by individual faculty members at the University of Miami. The award is given to acknowledge either small setting teaching (e.g., clinical, field classes, or workshops) or large setting teaching (e.g., regular lectures). Members of the full-time faculty will be invited each fall to nominate any member of the fulltime faculty for this award. Other members of the University Community may recommend a candidate for this award through a member of the full-time faculty. A committee consisting of the last five awardees, together with the Provost and Faculty Senate Chair serving as ex-officio non-voting members, will review the nominations. The Committee will report and make a recommendation* to the Senate for selection.

For each nomination received, the Committee will require a) a brief letter of nomination from the nominator regarding the candidate’s qualifications for the award; b) a current academic curriculum vitae in standard professional format; c) a completed “Faculty Senate Outstanding Teaching Award Nomination Form.” The Committee will review the nominations and select a set of finalists. Each finalist’s nominator will be asked to submit student evaluations of courses taught within the past five years and four letters from colleagues or alumni describing the contributions that make the nominee worthy of this teaching award. The Committee may ask the nominators for additional information, including examples of the nominee’s teaching materials, if necessary.

Click here for a list of past OTA awardees.

Click here to view the Faculty Manual explanation.