Nomination Guide

Award Winners
Recognitions
College/Distinguished Teaching Award

About the College of Business Distinguished Teaching Award

In the fall semester, business students nominate the faculty member who has made the most positive impact on their educational experience. The Scholarships, Honors, and Awards faculty committee then reviews the nominees’ teaching philosophy and syllabi, and selects the winner. The Distinguished Teaching Award is presented to a tenured or tenure-track professor. This person’s name is forwarded to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Office as the college's selection for the College Distinguished Teaching Award.

About Nebraska's Distinguished Teaching Award

On the Campus level, fifteen faculty members will be given distinguished teaching awards upon the recommendation of the colleges. These faculty members will receive a $1,000 cash award through funds provided by the Nebraska Legislature. The distribution among Colleges is as follows:

Agriculture: 1
Arts and Sciences: 6
Business Administration: 1
Engineering: 2
Education and Human Sciences: 3
Fine and Performing Arts: 1
Journalism and Mass Communications: 1

Eligibility

Nominee must be a tenured of tenure-track professor for a full year. Once a faculty member has received the Distinguished Teaching Award he/she will not be eligible for three years following the award.

Nomination process

After Nomination the following supporting materials are needed:

  • Your current vita
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • Syllabi of at least 2 courses taught in the last year
  • Summary of teaching evaluations from at least two courses (qualitative and quantitative)

Please submit these materials in one complete file, MS Word or PDF format.

Timeline

Call for Nominations on November 1
Reminder for Nominations on December 1
Student Nominations due December 15
Supporting Material due January 5
Committee Selection due January 15

Distinguished Teaching Award Winners

Troy Smith 2017
Jake Messersmith 2016
Scott Seavey 2015
Scott Friend 2014
Geoffrey Friesen 2013
Subrata Chakrabarty 2012
Aaron Crabtree 2011
John Geppert 2010
William Walstad 2010
Ravi Sohi 2009
Ronald D. Hampton 2008
James R. Schmidt 2008
Amit Saini 2007
Dechun Wang 2006
Scott M. Fuess 2005
Angela Woodland 2004
Ronald D. Hampton 2003
Kathleen A. Farrell 2002
Keng Siau 2001
Fiona Nah 2001
David Rosenbaum 2001
Marc Schneiderjans 2000
John Geppert 2000
David Rosenbaum 2000
Terrence Sebora 1999
Excellence in Teaching Award

About the Excellence in Teaching Award

In the fall semester, business students nominate the faculty member who has made the most positive impact on their educational experience. The Scholarships, Honors, and Awards faculty committee then reviews the nominees’ teaching philosophy and syllabi, and selects the winner. The Excellence in Teaching Award is presented to a professor of practice or a lecturer or adjunct faculty member.

Eligibility

Nominee must be a professor of practice, a lecturer, or adjunct faculty for a full year. Once a faculty member has received the Excellence in Teaching Award he/she will not be eligible for three years following the award.

Nomination process

After Nomination the following supporting materials are needed:

  • Your current vita
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • Syllabi of at least 2 courses taught in the last year
  • Summary of teaching evaluations from at least two courses (qualitative and quantitative)

Please submit these materials in one complete file, MS Word or PDF format.

Timeline

Call for Nominations on November 1
Reminder for Nominations on December 1
Student Nominations due December 15
Supporting Material due January 5
Committee Selection due January 15

Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

Marijane Hancock 2017
Jina Morris 2016
Laurie Miller 2015
Sue Vagts 2014
Carlos Asarta 2013
Weixing Li 2012
Warren Luckner 2011
Tammie Fischer 2010
Warren Luckner 2009
Carlos Asarta 2008
Warren Luckner 2007
Marijane Hancock 2006
Debra M. Cosgrove 2005
Orn Bodvarsson 2004
Marijane Hancock 2004
Distinguished Research Award

About

The College of Business Executive Committee has decided that the college should offer a research award for faculty members that are assistants or associate professors in order to encourage their efforts in research. The amount of the award is $2000. The annual Research Award will be decided by the Research/Professorship Committee. The criteria for the award are outlined below:

Nomination process

  1. Faculty members may nominate themselves or they may be nominated by other faculty members for the award.
  2. The nomination should be in a letter outlining the reasons the faculty member is deserving of the award (see the criteria listed below).
  3. Faculty members should provide copies of their major publications (including those accepted but not yet published) in the last three years.

Eligibility Period

  1. Faculty members may be nominated each year until winning the award.
  2. Once a faculty member has received the research award, he/she will not be eligible for three years following the award.

Criteria for Receiving the Award

  1. Research Activity Period
    1. The research activity period will be the average research productivity over the last three years.
    2. Assistant professors who have less than three years since their degree are encouraged to apply for the Emerging Scholar Research Award.
  2. Research Quality Assessment
    1. Emphasis will be on the quality of the research produced (see below).
    2. The following is a list of suggestive (but not exhaustive) indicators of quality. It is ultimately up to the nominee to provide a convincing case of the quality of her/his research using both subjective and objective criteria.
      1. Journal appearance on journal quality lists (college departmental listings and other journal rankings).
      2. Journal rankings by the Impact Factors outlined in the Journal Citation Reports (available through the ISI Web of Knowledge in the Nebraska Libraries' electronic databases).
      3. Article citations (available through the Web of Science in the ISI Web of Knowledge in the Nebraska Libraries' electronic databases). The committee realizes that recent work may not have had the chance to be cited by others so faculty members are encouraged to present citations for their research program from its inception.
      4. Quality or prestige assessments of the journal publisher/editor or the other researchers publishing in the journal.
      5. Importance of the research questions addressed in the research program (i.e., theoretical, practical, educational, or university importance).
    3. Items to be considered include: (a) refereed journal articles, (b) research monographs or high quality books/book chapters, and (c) research grants obtained.

Distinguished Research Award

Biyu Wu 2017
Yijia Lin 2016
Peter Harms 2015
Alok Kumar 2014
Christopher Tuggle 2013
Geoffery Friesen 2012
Seth Giertz 2012
Peter Harms 2011
Yijia Lin 2010
Emre Unlu 2009
Sam Allgood 2008
Sucheta Nadkarni 2007
Fiona Nah 2006
Keng Siau 2005
Kathleen A. Farrell 2004
Ravi Sohi 2004
Emerging Scholar Research Award

About

The purpose of the Emerging Scholar Research Award is to recognize a tenure-track assistant professor who is in the first three years of his/her academic career and has made an outstanding contribution to the academic literature. The award seeks to promote research excellence in the College of Business.

Nomination process

  1. Faculty members may nominate themselves or they may be nominated by other faculty members.
  2. The nomination should be in a letter outlining the reasons the faculty member is deserving of the award (see criteria listed below).
  3. Faculty members should provide copies of all accepted research.

Eligibility Period

  1. Faculty members may be nominated during each of their first three years after appointment as assistant professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business until winning the award.
  2. At least some publications should be produced while at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
  3. Once a faculty member has received the research award, he/she will not be eligible again for the award.

Criteria for Receiving the Award

  1. Emphasis will be on the quality of the research produced (see criteria below)
  2. The following is a list of suggestive (but not exhaustive) indicators of quality. It is ultimately up to the nominee to provide a convincing case of the quality of her/his research using both subjective and objective criteria.
    1. Journal appearance on journal quality lists (college departmental listings and other journal rankings).
    2. Journal rankings by the Impact Factors outlined in the Journal Citation Reports (available through the ISI Web of Knowledge in the Nebraska Libraries' electronic databases).
    3. Article citations (available through the Web of Science in the ISI Web of Knowledge in the Nebraska Libraries' electronic databases). The committee realizes that recent work may not have had the chance to be cited by others so faculty members are encouraged to present citations for their research program from its inception.
    4. Quality or prestige assessments of the journal publisher/editor or the other researchers publishing in the journal.
    5. Importance of the research questions addressed in the research program (i.e., theoretical, practical, educational, or university importance).
  3. Items to be considered include: (a) refereed journal articles, (b) research monographs or high quality books/book chapters, and (c) research grants obtained.

Note: Awards received before 2017 were for the Best Paper Award

Emerging Scholar Research Award

Christina Carnes (co-winner) 2017
Troy Smith (co-winner) 2017
Jenna Pieper 2016
Jing Wang 2015
Stanislava Nikolova 2014
Seth Giertz 2013
Scott Seavey 2013
Fiona Nah 2012
Amit Saini 2011
Emre Unlu 2011