UCSF Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards
Distinction in Teaching & Distinction in Mentoring
Call for Nominations

Recipients of the Academic Senate Distinction In Teaching Awards and the Distinction In Mentoring Awards are honored annually at the Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony.

 
Call for Distinction in Mentoring Nominations
Deadline to submit application: 4:00 pm, November 30, 2017
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Call for Distinction in Teaching Nominations
Deadline to submit application: 4:00 pm, December 15, 2017
 

Distinction in Mentoring

In 2009 the Academic Senate and the Committee on Academic Personnel began conferring the Distinction In Mentoring Awards. The Academic Senate strives to recognize and celebrate excellence in faculty mentoring, an essential component to faculty success and institutional excellence.

The Academic Senate Distinction in Faculty Mentoring Award recognizes exceptional mentoring by faculty, to faculty—and faculty to clinical and/or postdoctoral fellows. (Exceptional mentoring by faculty to students is recognized by the Distinction In Teaching Award.)

All faculty in the Ladder Rank, In Residence, Clinical X, Health Sciences Clinical, and Adjunct series with appointments at 50% or more time (at UCSF or its affiliates such as Fresno, the VA or SFGH) are eligible for nomination. This award will be given in two categories: Category One is for faculty at the rank of Associate Professor (in any series previously mentioned), and Category Two is for faculty at the rank of Full Professor.

UCSF faculty or fellows may nominate and write letters of support for UCSF faculty for the Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Awards.

Recipients of this award will receive an award plaque, an honorarium and will be recognized by the Academic Senate in a campuswide ceremony to be held in Spring.

A list of prior DIM Award Winners can be found here.

Nomination Deadline: 4:00 pm, November 30, 2017

Nomination Form

Nominators must complete the Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Awards Nomination Form and include it in the nomination packet. The Nomination Form must be the cover or first page of the nomination packet.

Nomination Packet

  • The Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Awards Nomination Form.
  • Letter of nomination from the nominator.
  • Nominee’s current CV.
  • Letters of support from Fellows and Faculty. Letters may be addressed to “The Distinction In Mentoring Award Selection Committee” or simply “The DIM Award Selection Committee.”
    • Letters of support from protégés: at least three (3) and no more than five (5). Two letters must be from current protégés.
    • Letters of support from colleagues: at least one (1) and no more than two (2). One of these letters may be from the Department Chair, but a letter from the Department Chair is not required.

Nomination packets must include all of the above as one single PDF document. Nomination packets must be no more than 20 double-sided pages (40 pages total). The CV and nomination form do not count in this limit; however, the nomination form must be the cover or first page of the packet.

Please make your PDF from a Word document, do not create a PDF of all scanned documents (they are difficult to read.)

Resubmit a Nomination Packet

Nominees can submit a previously submitted nomination packet from last year. The resubmitted packet can include the previous year's nomination form.

  • If submitting a previously submitted nomination packet, the nominator must confirm all supporting nominators still support the nominee.
  • Login to Senate Service Portal to resubmit the nomination packet.
  • Nomination Overview
  • 1. Download the Nomination Form.
  • 2. Prepare a nomination packet.
  • 3. Login to the Academic Senate Service Portal, select Awards/Nominate Faculty in the directory and submit the nomination packet.
  • 4. Deadline is 4:00 pm, November 30, 2017. Nominator will be notified if nomination packet is incomplete. Deadline must still be met.

Additional questions may be addressed to Alison Cleaver, Associate Director for the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel, at 415.476.3808.

Distinction in Teaching

Since 1951, the San Francisco Division has annually recognized exceptional Senate faculty members who have shown distinction in teaching. Beginning in 2002, eligibility for this award was expanded to include faculty in the Health Sciences Clinical and Adjunct series. UCSF faculty in the Ladder Rank, In Residence, Clinical X, Health Sciences Clinical and Adjunct series who have appointments at 50% or greater time (at UCSF or its affiliates) are now eligible for the Distinction in Teaching Award in two categories: Category One is for faculty at UCSF for five years or fewer and Category Two is for UCSF faculty at UCSF more than five years.

UCSF students, residents or faculty may nominate and write letters of support for UCSF faculty for the Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Awards. Fellows may write letters of support.

Recipients of this award will receive an award plaque, an honorarium and will be recognized by the Academic Senate in a campuswide ceremony to be held in Spring.

A list of prior DIT Award Winners can be found here.

Nomination Deadline: 4:00 pm, December 15, 2017

Nomination Form

Nominators must complete the Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Awards Nomination Form and include it in the nomination packet. The Nomination Form must be the cover or first page of the nomination packet.

Deliver the nomination form and nomination packet to the Department Chair. Department Chair and nominator will coordinate completing the nomination packet.

Nomination Packet

  • The Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Awards nomination form.
  • Letter of nomination from the nominator.
  • Nominee's current CV.
  • Letters of support from Students, Residents, Fellows and Faculty. Letters may be addressed to "The Distinction In Teaching Award Selection Committee" or simply "The DIT Award Selection Committee."
    • Letters of support from UCSF faculty (no more than three (3).)
    • Letters of support from UCSF students, residents, or fellows (no more than six (6); at least three (3) of the letters must be from current students.)
    • Letters of support from faculty and students should emphasize the nominee’s outstanding qualities, and address the nominee’s effectiveness as a teacher, relevance to the professional or academic needs of the students, mentoring, availability, versatility, outstanding teaching style and/or outstanding teaching aids.

Nomination Packet Department Chair

  • Student, resident or fellow teaching evaluations in the format customary to the department. NOTE: If you are seeking eValue scores, you must notify the nominee that they're being sought. Such information will not be provided without faculty nominee's consent.
  • Letter of support.
    • Letter of support from the Department Chair, which summarizes the nominee's teaching hours, courses and types of teaching, versatility, effectiveness, mentoring, and personal contact with students, residents, or fellows.

Nomination packets must include all of the above as one single PDF document. Nomination packets must be no more than 20 double-sided pages (40 pages total). The CV and nomination form do not count in this limit; however, the nomination form must be the cover or first page of the packet.

Please make your PDF from a Word document, do not create a PDF of all scanned documents (they are difficult to read.)

Resubmit a Nomination Packet

Nominees can submit a previously submitted nomination packet from last year. The resubmitted packet can include the previous year's nomination form.

  • If submitting a previously submitted nomination packet, the nominator must confirm all supporting nominators still support the nominee.
  • Login to Senate Service Portal to resubmit the nomination packet.
  • Nomination Overview
  • 1. Download the nomination form.
  • 2. Prepare a nomination packet.
  • 3. Deliver the nomination form & nomination packet to the nominee’s Department Chair. Department Chair and nominator should coordinate to complete the nomination packet.
  • 4. Login to the Academic Senate Service Portal, select Awards/Nominate Faculty in the directory and submit the nomination packet.
  • 5. Deadline is 4:00 pm, December 15, 2017. Nominator will be notified if nomination packet is incomplete. Deadline must still be met.

Additional questions may be addressed to Alison Cleaver, Associate Director for the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel, at 415.476.3808.

 

 


Resources:
Distinction in Teaching & Distinction in Mentoring Current Recipients
Distinction in Teaching Past Recipients
Distinction in Mentoring Past Recipients
All Academic Senate Awards
Academic Senate Posters