Chancellor's Club Teaching Professorship
The Chancellor's Club Teaching Professorship recognizes sustained excellence in teaching and is awarded to persons who have demonstrated outstanding teaching competence over an extended period of time.
History of Award
Recipients hold these professorships, which carry an annual stipend of $10,000, for a five-year period, renewable after peer review to assure continued extraordinary activity as teachers and full-time faculty members at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Award Criteria and Eligibility
Criteria used to select the Chancellor’s Club Teaching Professorship is as follows.
- Full-time faculty status: The nominee must be a full-time faculty member with a major role in teaching our learners.
- Level of teaching: The nominee must be involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical, nursing or health professions students, graduate or other professional students and have demonstrated outstanding skills and outcomes as an educator. Nominee must be recognized for extraordinary teaching as measured by quality, quantity, innovation and scholarship.
- Length of service: The Chancellor's Club Teaching Professorship is designed to recognize a distinguished career in teaching. The minimum consistent with this is ten years of teaching service to the University of Kansas Medical Center. Faculty considered for this award will normally be tenured, although faculty in the Clinical Scholar Track with the requisite years of service may also be considered.
- Academic rank: Strong preference is for nominees to hold the rank of Professor, although Associate Professors may be considered for this recognition.
- Department chairpersons and others with administrative appointments usually have a reduced teaching load and are eligible for nomination only if it is documented convincingly that they have a full-time role in educational activities. In those cases, teaching evaluations may be omitted in place of clear evidence of impact on educational programs.
- Those who already hold another named or university professorship are not eligible for nomination.
Nomination Process and Timeline
Each nomination packet must include the following documentation:
- Curriculum Vitae: The nomination packet must include a current, detailed copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae which contains full information on the nominee's teaching and research career. Specific data should include date of appointment to the faculty at KU Medical Center, date of promotion to associate professor or professor rank, summary of research interests and activities, professional/scholarly publications, honors and awards, including any previous teaching recognition, and college and university service.
- Nomination letter: Letter should summarize the faculty member’s worthiness for receiving this award, formal teaching responsibilities and voluntary additional teaching, if any.
- Departmental chair recommendation: Evaluations and/or recommendations from the nominee's departmental chair, or dean for School of Nursing, from the school which the nomination comes.
- Letters or statements from colleagues: Letters or statements addressing the quality of the nominee's teaching and other educational contributions. Statements from faculty outside of the nominee's school or department are encouraged but not required. No more than five of these letters will be accepted.
- Letters or statements from students and others: Letters from current and former students, alumni and associates outside the university. No more than five of these letters will be accepted.
- Teaching evaluations: Teaching evaluations, limited to last five years, both by colleagues and students, should be submitted in a quantity and format appropriate to the field. A summary of evaluations should be included showing mean scores among peer evaluations, with peer names remaining anonymous.
- Scholarship: Evidence should be submitted of the scholarly activity of the nominee, particularly as it relates to excellence in teaching.