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Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

Presented to a full-time faculty member, the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, recognizes that professor’s dedication to the provision of a quality education and his/her impact upon students through the teaching-learning process.

  • Purpose

    To recognize a University of Montevallo professor’s dedication to the provision of a quality education and his/her impact upon students through the teaching-learning process.

  • Criteria/Eligibility

    • The nominee must be a full-time faculty member at the University of Montevallo.
    • The nominee must spend the majority of his/her time in direct teaching activities at the University of Montevallo.
    • The nominee must have shown excellence in service or loyalty to the University.
    • Current elected UM National Alumni Association officers and directors are not eligible.
  • Nomination Process

    • Nominations are accepted year round with a deadline of July 1 prior to the award presented on Founders’ Day.
    • The Alumni Awards Nomination Form must be submitted electronically or in print form.
    • One letter of endorsement, from someone other than the one making the nomination, is required (in addition to the nomination form).
    • A current resume or curriculum vitae is required.
    • Additional supporting documentation is encouraged.
    • It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that nominations are complete including submission of the following:
      • nomination form with required information
      • one letter of endorsement
      • a current resume or a curriculum vitae
      • other supporting documentation, if desired.
    •  Nominations remain on file for reconsideration for three years, including the initial year of nomination.

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  • Award

    The award is presented during Founders’ Day activities in October.  The recipient is also honored at a dinner or other event preceding Founders’ Day.  The recipient is recognized with a plaque and a gift of $1,000.00 from the UM National Alumni Association.