Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award
Sponsored by: The family of Elsie M. Hood, the Alumni Association, and the Chancellor's Office
Nominations due: March 1st
Eligibility: Assistant, associate, and full professors, except for previous recipients.
Selection Criteria: Nominations may be submitted by faculty, students, and alumni to the Chancellor's Office. The selection committee is comprised of eight previous recipients, along with the director of Alumni Affairs and a student representative. Criteria include nominating letters that describe examples of exceptional teaching, including letters that have been submitted for the nominees in previous years. Nominations may be submitted through an on-line submission page, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or a letter to the Chancellor's Office, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677.
Recognition: In addition to the monetary prize of $5,000, the recipient receives a personal plaque and his or her name is engraved on a permanent plaque in the chancellor's office.
About the Award: In 1965, the Faculty Senate of the University of Mississippi proposed to Chancellor J. D. Williams a program of recognition and awards for superior teaching. The Chancellor agreed, and a selection committee of faculty representing the various Schools and Colleges was elected by the University faculty in the fall of 1965. In the spring of 1966, the committee solicited nominations for an Outstanding Teacher Award from faculty, students, and alumni, requesting from nominators "a supporting statement not to exceed 500 words." Vice Chancellor W. Alton Bryant suggested that the award be presented on Honors Days and announced during Commencement exercises, and this has remained the policy to this day.
Past and Current Recipients:
|1991||James Vaughan||Mechanical Engineering|
|1998||Morris H. Stocks||Accountancy|
|2012||John O'Haver||Chemical Engineering|
|2013||William Berry||Law Center|
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