Each year, in September, the Barbour and Cohen University Committee will distribute information to all deans and heads of academic units; to students via government, student groups, and news media; and to alumni via news media.
Nominations may come only from students and alumni and must not be solicited by faculty or administrators. Nominations must be submitted to the Chair of the University of Cincinnati Barbour and Cohen Awards Committee by Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Ben Hofstetter will inform the nominee and the nominee's department of the nomination. Only nominations sent via the United States or University Postal System or e-mail will be processed. Nominations sent via fax or voice-mail will not be accepted. Nominations letters need to be limited to no more than one page. The dossier (see below) sent later will provide full documentation of the nomination.
As soon as the nominations are received, a process should be initiated to collect and organize support data in the form of a dossier. The nominee(s) may participate in this process. Students shall be part of this process also. To be eligible, a nominee must be in at least the seventh year of full-time teaching at the University of Cincinnati as a (non-administrative) faculty member.
The candidate should be involved in any way he or she deems necessary, such as selecting the college or departmental Committee when used, supplying an updated vita, a list of students with whom the candidate has interacted, and course evaluations in the candidate's possession.
A nominee may be a candidate for only one award. If a person is nominated for both, he/she must choose which award for which he/she wishes to be considered.
The dossiers should consist of the following documentation in the order indicated:
All documents from which quotations are taken must be included in their entirety as the appendix. The appendix does not count in the 25-page limit on the dossier. Since the dossier itself is the primary basis for the evaluation of a nominee's qualifications, the appendix serves only as a supplement. The committee strongly suggests that nominees avoid the temptation to inflate the dossier by placing either redundant or extraneous materials in the appendix. There is no necessary relationship between the size of the appendix and winning an award. Copies of books and offprints of articles should be not included in the dossier. The evaluation Committee is under no obligation to consider appended materials.
The dossiers should be sent by the department directly to the Barbour-Cohen Committee. The dean should be informed of the departmental action. Dossiers must reach the Barbour-Cohen Committee by noon, Dec. 7, 2012. They should be sent to:
c/o Ben Hofstetter, President's Office
Mail Location 0063
or hand-delivered to Room 625, University Pavilion. (It is recommended that the dossiers be hand delivered.)
The dossier must reach the Committee via the President's Office (attention Ben Hofstetter, Room 625, University Pavilion) by noon, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
Although there are no absolute criteria as to what constitutes excellence in teaching, the following list is suggested.
Qualities apt to be exhibited by a Cohen awardee:
|Monday, Sept. 10, 2012:||Distribution of information on the awards|
|Friday, Oct. 12, 2012:||Nominations due to Ben Hofstetter, President's Office|
|Friday, Nov. 2, 2012:||Completed Dossiers from the Barbour-Cohen Candidates to the Department.|
|Friday, Dec. 7, 2012:||Completed Dossiers to Ben Hofstetter, President's Office|
|Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013:||Names of awardees sent to the President's Office, Chair of the Faculty, and Provost.
|Wednesday, April 17, 2013:||Faculty Awards Celebration Ceremony at which the awards are presented|
The recipient’s selection is subject to a final verification by the Provost confirming the current good standing of the awardee.
If you have questions concerning the awards or the procedures, please contact:
Chair of the Barbour-Cohen Committee
UC E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org