Each year the Academic Advising Council Subcommittee of the Penn State York Campus Senate seeks nominations of faculty for the James H. Burness Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award is given annually to recognize any aspect of excellent instruction (lectures, demonstrations, classroom activities, handling of discussions, individual attention, laboratory instruction, etc.) that contributes to the academic quality of the Penn State York campus. The purpose of the award is not to identify the “most popular” faculty member but, rather, to recognize excellence in instruction.
All faculty are eligible to be nominated except for recipients of the award in the past four years: Harley Hartman and Frank Miller (2010), Charles (Chuck) L. Kennedy and Judith K. McCormick (2011), Sukhdeep Gill and Stephen K. Lentz (2012), and Anne Vardo-Zalik and Christopher Rodkey (2013).
Two awards will be given: one to a full-time faculty member and one to a part-time faculty member. Do not worry if you are unsure whether a faculty member is full-time or part-time, the Teaching Award Committee will divide the nominations accordingly.
This nomination form is for faculty who are teaching in fall 2013. Be as specific as possible with your comments about your nominee. When the committee receives something such as "she's a great professor and definitely deserves the award," it doesn't help much in making a decision.
Please submit the form below electronically, or print out the form and return your nomination to Cathy Sheaffer in Advising and Career Development in the Main Classroom Building. Please ask her to place your nomination in Harley Hartman's mailbox. Nominations must be received by Friday, February 22 at 5:00 p.m.
Nominations for the 2014 award will also be open in the spring semester for additional nominations.
Your participation in the selection process is greatly appreciated.
The nomination deadline for fall is Friday, November 22, 2013.