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. The Mrs. A.B. "Dolly" Cohen Award focuses on teaching excellence. The Barbour Award focuses on mentoring and good faculty-student relations. Nominees must be in at least the seventh year of full-time teaching at the University of Cincinnati.
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 via online form by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 (please use browser such as Google Chrome; the form does not work with Firefox). Nominations sent via email, postal mail, fax or voice-mail will not be accepted. Nominations letters need to be limited to no more than one page in PDF format. An electronic dossier (see below in Step 3 and 4) will be required by Nov. 23 and nominees, once their eligibility is confirmed, will be informed by the Office of the President of the requirement for an electronic dossier to be compiled and submitted.
As soon as the nominations are received, a process should be initiated to collect and organize supporting data in the form of an electronic dossier. The nominee(s) may participate in this process. Students shall be part of this process also.
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 the Barbour Award and the Cohen Awards, the nominee must choose which award for which he/she/they wishes to be considered.
PLEASE NOTE that nominee must be in at least the seventh year of full-time teaching at the University of Cincinnati as a (non-administrative) faculty member. Without this requirement no dossier should be submitted.
The electronic dossier, which must be submitted electronically in a single PDF format using the online submission form below, 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 electronic appendix. The appendix does not count in the 25-page limit on the electronic 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 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 electronic dossiers should be submitted by the department via the online dossier submission form. The dean should be informed of the departmental action. Dossiers must reach the Barbour-Cohen Committee by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. If guidelines are not followed the dossier will not be considered.
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:
|Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020||Distribution of information on the award|
|Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 (by 11:59 p.m.)||Emailed Nominations due to online submission form, President's Office|
|Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 (by 11:59 p.m.)||Completed Electronic Dossiers due to online submission form, President's Office|
|Friday, Jan. 15, 2021||Names of awardees sent to the President's Office, Chair of the Faculty, and Provost.
|Spring 2021||Awards to be 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:
DJ Lowrie, PhD
Barbour-Cohen Awards Selection Committee
Phone: (513) 558-5032