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The Carl Weber Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching Award

Call for Nominations - 2012 Award

Nominations may come from an individual or a group - including faculty members, alumni, and students enrolled in any CNMS graduate or undergraduate program. It is recommended that nominations are coordinated through the appropriate CNMS Department Chairs or their designees.

All nomination materials must be submitted electronically as PDF files. All letters should be addressed to Dr. Willam LaCourse, CNMS Interim Dean, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250.

The Procedure for the 2012 Award (streamlined from prior years)

The nominator will contact the faculty member he or she wishes to nominate and confirm that he or she would like to be nominated for this award. The nominator will write a letter of nomination explaining why the nominee deserves to receive the Carl Webers Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching Award. This letter should be sent electronically as a PDF file to by February 20, 2012. In addition to the nomination letter, the nomination packet should include the following:

1. The complete C.V. of the nominee
2. A least two letters of support from students, former students, or faculty colleagues
3. A list of courses taught during the past two years with syllabi -- nominees may include additional evidence to support their nominations, if desired.
4. A concise cover letter written by the nominee describing how his/her teaching activities and philosophy qualify him/her for the Carl Weber Award

It is suggested that persons nominating nominees from prior years simply update the nomination materials according to the 2012 requirements.

All nomination materials are due by February 20, 2012.

A selection committee of CNMS faculty members and students, both graduate and undergraduate, will review the nomination packets and then, as a group, make a recommendation to the CNMS Dean, who will then name the award winner. Dr. LaCourse will notify the winner in writing by March 31, 2012. The award, which includes a $1,000 prize, will be presented at the CNMS Student Recognition Day on Friday, May 4, 2012. At this event, the award winner will give a brief talk about his or her teaching philosophy.

Questions? Contact Kathy Lee Sutphin, CNMS Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at

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