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Campus Seeks Nominations for Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Nominations are now being sought for the following State University of New York awards: Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Distinguished Teaching Professorship.

In order to be eligible for the Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award, candidates must meet the criteria set forth in statewide guidelines for Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching Awards. They must perform superbly in the classroom, maintain a flexible instructional policy that adapts readily to students' needs, interests and problems and demonstrate mastery of a variety of teaching techniques. 

Consideration is given to numbers of different courses taught, number of students per course and variety of teaching techniques employed. Candidates must be teachers/scholars who keep abreast of their field and use relevant information from that field and related disciplines in their teaching. They must demonstrate a continual concern for the intellectual growth of individual students, set high standards for students and help them achieve academic excellence, be generous with personal time and be easily accessible.

Complete criteria for eligibility may be found in the President's Office, Miller Building, Room 408, or on the SUNY Faculty Awards Web site.

Persons wishing to nominate someone for any of these awards should submit the nominee's name and a detailed justification not to exceed two typed pages to Virginia Levine in the President's Office no later than Friday, Dec. 4. Nominations submitted without detailed justification will not be reviewed by the committee. Individuals may not nominate themselves for these awards.

Eligibility for the Distinguished Teaching Professorship is limited to individuals who have been full professors for at least five years and who have completed at least 10 years of full-time service in SUNY. Candidates must perform superbly in the classroom, maintain flexible instructional policy that adapts readily to students' needs, interests and problems and demonstrate mastery of a variety of teaching techniques.

Consideration is given to numbers of different courses taught, number of students per course and variety of teaching techniques employed. Candidates must be teachers/scholars who keep abreast of their field and use relevant information from that field and related disciplines in their teaching. They must demonstrate a continual concern for the intellectual growth of individual students, set high standards for students and help them achieve academic excellence, be generous with personal time and be easily accessible. 

Distinguished Teaching Professor is a "super" academic rank and scholarship and service are also taken into consideration. Faculty holding any distinguished faculty rank may not be nominated for another distinguished faculty rank designation. Beginning this year, nominations for all three distinguished ranks will be reviewed at the SUNY level by full committees composed of distinguished professors from across the 64-campus system.

For information regarding the awards, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching or Distinguished Teaching Professor,  contact Committee Chair Cynthia Benton, childhood/early childhood education, at (607) 753-4631.