The Talkington Achievement Award recognizes the tradition of teaching excellence as exemplified by the career of H. L. Talkington, who came to Lewiston State Normal School in 1899 and was an outstanding instructor here for 40 years. He was the first school librarian, was active in committee assignments, and wrote dozens of publications on Idaho and Pacific Northwest history.
Eligibility: Regular full-time faculty members who have taught at the college for at least three years. Award recipients are ineligible for the year immediately following their award. Please contact the Provost's Office at email@example.com if you question a nominee’s eligibility.
Criteria: Nomination packets must include: demonstrated significant and meritorious achievements in teaching, evidence of high standards with regard to the rigor and currency of course content, as well as the level of student performance with respect to these standards, measures of direct impact upon student learning, and evidence of a spirit of academic collegiality. The record of performance should emphasize the current academic year.
Procedure: Nominations are to be submitted to the Provost Office, and must include at least three letters of support from colleagues, faculty, administrators or students. A copy of the fall semester student course evaluation results is required. Nomination packets will be reviewed by a committee of five faculty, appointed by the Faculty Association chair. The chair of the selection committee will be the past year’s award recipient.
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