Part-Time Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award

This Award recognizes Part‐Time faculty members who have been especially successful in their teaching as determined by the following criteria:

  • Passion for their discipline and continuing engagement with the relevant scholarship.
  • Identification of appropriate learning outcomes and design of corresponding assignments and assessments.
  • High standards for student learning in a rigorous curriculum expecting students to engage with the material and demonstrate mastery of stated learning outcomes.
  • Teaching based on preparation and organization, clarity and stimulation of interest, support and feedback to help students succeed, encouragement and openness, availability and helpfulness.
  • Exploration of new pedagogies and successful models of teaching and learning.
  • Assessing the effectiveness and striving for continuous improvement of their teaching.

All Part‐Time faculty members currently employed by LMU, with at least a two-semester teaching record at LMU, are eligible for the Part‐Time Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award, with the exception of previous winners of the Award. Each semester one Part‐Time Faculty Teaching Award is available. Awards are selected during the spring.

The teaching award was first suggested and developed by the Committee on Excellence in Teaching. It was implemented as part of the Provost's Initiative supporting Part-Time Faculty teaching effectiveness during the Academic Year 2014-15.

For details regarding the nomination and application procedure see the pdf below. Deadlines for future semesters are subject to confirmation.


Spring 2018 2/23/2018 pdf
Fall 2017 2/23/2018 pdf
Spring 2017 2/24/2017 pdf
Fall 2016 2/24/2017 pdf
Spring 2016 2/26/2016 pdf
Fall 2015 2/26/2016 pdf
Spring 2015 3/23/2015 pdf
Fall 2014 3/23/2015 pdf

The submission methods listed here apply for spring 2017 submissions.

Please read the above pdf carefully for award guidelines and make sure to include all required parts; Chair/Director and Dean letters are NOT to be included in your submission. Your submission has to be received latest at 5pm on the day of the deadline - late submissions will not be considered. There are several ways to submit your application:

  • You can send it directly to a box directory that we have set up for that purpose. [preferred method; set aside enough time if your file is large and do it from campus].
  • You can send the entire application as one pdf file to by attachment if it is not too big.
  • You can drop it off on one carrier (USB stick or DVD/CD) at the CTE (UNH 3020).

Please name your file LastNameFirstName-Department-Semester-Year.pdf, as in DoeJane-Philosophy-Fall-2015.pdf or DoeJohn-Math-Spring-2016.pdf. We will confirm receipt of complete and correctly assembled applications submitted in one of these three ways. Make sure you submit early so you can troubleshoot if necessary. Applications that are not submitted in one of these three ways, following the instructions, as one pdf file correctly named and by the deadline will be not be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit the application in the correct and complete form to the CTE by the application deadline (applicants may not wait for the Chair/Director or Dean deadline).

Instructions for 2017-18 nominations/applications will become available at the beginning of 2018. The description and instructions are unlikely to change much, so, you may consult those from previous years to get an impression. However, you have to make sure to use the up-to-date details for a 2017-18 nomination/application.

Award Winners


SemesterNameDepartment & College
Spring 2016 Charles Peterson Art & Art History, College of Communication and Fine Arts
Fall 2015 John Todd Dance, College of Communication and Fine Arts
Spring 2015 Matthew Gard Chemistry and Biochemistry, Seaver College of Science and Engineering
Fall 2014 Nenad Pervan Theatre Arts, College of Communication and Fine Arts

Last Updated: December 12, 2016