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Nomination and Review Process

Kinzer-Rice Award Committee

  • Composition - the award recipients and each school's academic dean or designated representative

Award Cycle

  • Every two years

Invitation and Due Date for Nominations

  • The call for nominations will be made in the fall.
  • Nominations will be due one month after the call.


  • Nominator (student or faculty member)
    Email a completed Faculty Nomination Form for a full-time faculty member to KRAward@llu.edu by the due date.

  • Faculty Nominee (includes previous nominees)
    Email a completed Faculty Nominee Response Form to KRAward@llu.edu by the due date. (This form will be sent to you from the award coordinator). Completion of this form includes:

    • Brief statement of your teaching and learning objectives along with implementation strategies, addressing as many of the award criteria as possible (see the table below)
    • Current Curriculum Vitae
    • Name and contact information for three individuals familiar with your teaching effectiveness (1 LLU faculty member, 1 current LLU student, and 1 former LLU student) 
    • Evidence examples (optional)
  • Faculty and Students Contacted for Recommendations
    Email a completed Recommendation Form to KRAward@llu.edu by the due date (this form will be sent to you by the award coordinator).

  • Kinzer-Rice Award Committee
    Review the qualifications of all nominees and select a recipient for the award.

Award Criteria & Evidence Examples

Award Criteria Evidence Examples
Has mastered their field of study Leader in discipline, gives conference presentations - CV
Gives effective educational presentations Formative dialogue report, student recommendations, clinical teaching, laboratory teaching, graduate student mentorship, faculty development, meetings/symposia within their field
Actively seeks to improve teaching effectiveness Formative dialogue report, attendance of faculty development events, conducting research on teaching effectiveness, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, conducts active assessment and closes the loop in the classroom, participates in formative dialogues
Encourages colleagues' teaching effectiveness Share teaching/learning strategies with colleagues, a scholar in formative dialogues, mentoring
Contributes to student long-range success Positive student relations, maintains connections to students over time, uses student evaluation data to plan for improvements in teaching
Integrates LLU's Mission-focused learning into teaching Course syllabi addressing LLU SLOs, online course prayer circles, class devotional presentations

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