Board of Trustees Awards – Revised Guidelines and Forms now Available

The Guidelines and Forms for the 2019-2020 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees (BOT) Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in University Service are now available on the BOT Awards Connect Page. Log in using your and password.

Each year, campus committees review nominations and select faculty names to forward to presidents, who in turn designate teaching faculty as Outstanding Educators, and university administrative service faculty as Outstanding Service Faculty Members.

Out of the pool of outstanding faculty, the Board will identify up to four (4) college teaching faculty and up to three (3) university teaching faculty to be named as Educators of the Year, and one (1) university administrative service faculty member as the Service Faculty Member of the Year.

At an awards luncheon on April 22, 2020, the Board of Trustees will honor all Outstanding Educators and Educators of the Year from our colleges and universities, all Outstanding Service Faculty and a Service Faculty Member of the Year.

Reserve the date for the 2020 BOT Awards: April 22, 2020, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Doubletree Hotel, St. Paul.

Send forward your outstanding faculty so that the Board may publicly recognize the extraordinary teaching and service being provided at our colleges and universities and proclaim, on behalf of the entire system, their high esteem for the dedication and accomplishment of Minnesota State faculty.

Award nominations, including the nominees’ portfolios, are due January 15, 2020*.

Please note the guidelines have been revised. This is in response to feedback from campus committees, nominees, and review committees about the excessive time commitment and work load associated with compiling and evaluating each portfolio as well as expressed greater need to highlight equity and inclusion, both in the criteria and eligibility for these awards.

Changes are focused in four areas:
• portfolio content and length
• responsibility of campus nomination committee
• inclusion of part-time/contingent faculty as eligible for nomination, and
• rubric language and additional criterion in rubric.

Details of the changes can be found in the Addendum on the BOT Awards Connect Page. Log in using your and password.

The impact of these changes will be evaluated for continuation or additional modification of the process.

*This date reflects a deadline extension that was announced in November.

Questions may be addressed to:
Catherine Ford, Ed.D.
Program Director for Educational Development
651.201.1443 | (preferred)

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