Awards

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards Annual Recognition 2017

Call for Nominations – Due February 20, 2017

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2017 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning.  Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service.  All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards.


Please submit nominations using the online form by February 20, 2017.


Criteria for Evaluation.  When making a nomination in one of the following areas, please consider how the nominee has made contributions to the college that go beyond the expectations of their position.

Teaching – Outstanding teaching encompasses many forms, pedagogies and is not restricted to the classroom.  As such, nominations made in this category should demonstrate the nominee’s active engagement with students, creative approaches to instruction, ability to challenge students, and their overall passion for teaching. Up to two awards may be given in this category, one for full-time faculty and one for adjunct faculty (2 courses per term or less).

Service – Nominations for this award should demonstrate the nominee’s impact on the college, community, or their discipline in a substantial and meaningful way.  Nominees that impact the lives of students through supportive, thoughtful, and comprehensive mentoring and advising that go beyond the normal expectations of guiding students are eligible for this award.

Scholarship – Nominees in this category may be recognized for a consistent record of scholarship or a single project.  In recognizing multiple forms of intellectual inquiry, nominations should speak directly to both the quality of scholarship as well as its contribution to their discipline, the college, or community.

Call for Nominations. Confidential nominations are submitted via the online form.

Selection Committee.  The selection of the award recipients is a juried process.  Nominations will be reviewed by an ad hoc committee comprised of members of the Faculty Development Committee, the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Deans of Arts and Sciences and Graduate and Professional Studies.  The committee may, when appropriate, consider candidate’s annual reports, teaching evaluations, and other documents provided by the Dean’s office.  Based on the pool of nominees, the committee has discretion to offer the awards in any combination as well as to decline to offer a specific award in a given year.   The committee’s recommendation will be forwarded to the Provost for final approval.

Award Announcement.  The awards will be announced at the Honors Convocation on April 21st and at the Faculty Recognition Luncheon on April 27, 2017.  The recipient of the award for excellence in teaching for full-time will be invited to give the keynote address at the Opening Convocation in September and the adjunct faculty awardee will be invited to speak at the New Faculty Orientation in August.


Past Recipients

2016

Joe Underhill, Distinguished Contributions to Teaching
Michael Lansing, Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship
Dulce Monterrubio, Distinguished Contributions to Service

Read more about the 2016 Distinguished Contributors here.

2015

Joan Kunz, Excellence in Teaching
Susan O’Connor, Excellence in Advising and Mentoring
Donna Patterson, Excellence in Advising and Mentoring

Read more about the 2015 Distinguished Contributors here.

2014

Stacey Freiheit, Excellence in Teaching
Phil Adamo, Excellence in Scholarship
Shana Watters, Excellence in Advising and Mentoring

Read more about the 2014 Distinguished Contributors here.

2013

Laura Boisen, Excellence in Advising and Mentoring
David Matz, Excellence in Scholarship
Darcey Engen, Excellence in Scholarship
Colin Irvine, Excellence in Teaching

Read more about the 2013 Distinguished Contributors here.

2012

Mary Lowe, Excellence in Teaching
James VelaMcConnel, Excellence in Mentoring and Scholarship

Read more about the 2012 Distinguished Contributors here.

2011

Tim Pippert, Excellence in Teaching
Cass Dalglish, Excellence in Advising and Mentoring
Nancy Steblay, Excellence in Scholarship
Cheryl Leuning, Excellence in Advising and Mentoring

Read more about the 2011 Distinguished Contributors here.

2010

Diane Pike, Distinguished Academic Leadership
Benjamin Stottrup, Distinguished Mentoring and Advising
Frankie Shackelford, Distinguished Academic Leadership
Robert Cowgill, Excellence in Teaching

Read more about the 2010 Distinguished Contributors here.

2009

Susan Nash, Excellence in Mentoring and Advising
Dale Pederson, Excellence in Mentoring and Advising
Tracy Bibelnieks, Excellence in Teaching

Read more about the 2009 Distinguished Contributors here.

2008

Lars Christensen, Excellence in Teaching
Ann LuttermanAguilar, Excellence in Program Leadership
Ken Erickson, Excellence in Mentoring and Advising

Read more about the 2008 Distinguished Contributors here.

2007

Doug Green, Excellence in Teaching
Susan O’Connor, Excellence in Mentoring and Advising
Lois Olson, Excellence in Service to Students

2006

Phil Adamo, Excellence in Teaching
Dixie Shafer, Excellence in Mentoring and Advising
Heather Feehan, Christopher Pegg, Robert Bill, and Scott Krajewski, Excellence in Service to Students

2005

Wendi Wheeler, Excellence in Mentoring and Advising
Dave Wold, Excellence in Service to Students
Sonja Hagander, Excellence in Service to Students
Kristin Anderson, Excellence in Teaching

2004

Mark Engebretson, Excellence in Teaching
Garry Hesser, Excellence in Mentoring and Advising
Ann Klamer, Excellence in Service to Students