Hubbard-Walder Award Nomination Procedures

Use the following guidelines for submitting nominations to ensure the Council on Teaching has sufficient information and to employ uniform standards in choosing recipients. Each nomination will include:

  • A completed Hubbard-Walder Award cover sheet.
  • A letter of nomination and support from the nominee’s DEO (not to exceed two pages).
  • An abbreviated CV (not to exceed 5 pages) that includes:
    • A brief professional history (degrees earned and faculty positions held with dates).
    • A list or chart of courses taught, including number of classroom/student contact hours and numbers of undergraduate and graduate advisees for the past five years.
    • A list of contributions to curriculum and/or program development encompassing no more than the past ten years.
    • A list of teaching awards (or nominations) received during the nominee’s employment at the University of Iowa.
    • Do not include scholarly publications, research grants, administration, or service unless these demonstrably relate to the nominee's teaching.
  • One letter of support from an internal or external faculty member other than the DEO (not to exceed two pages).
  • Two letters of support from current or former University of Iowa students (not to exceed two pages per letter). 
  • A statement on teaching from the nominee (not to exceed one page).

Successful DEO nomination and supporting letters will describe how the nominee has participated in a rich variety of university teaching (e.g., undergraduate, graduate or professional, classroom, one-on-one, etc.) as well as how the nominee has contributed to curriculum and/or program development. 

Examples of evidence of a nominee's rich variety of university teaching and contributions to curriculum and/or program development may include, but are not limited to, the following activities.

  • Teaching a variety of courses and students at the undergraduate and graduate/professional levels. 
  • Supervising student research and independent study at the undergraduate and graduate/professional levels.
  • Teaching in a variety of course formats, e.g., traditional lecture or seminar courses, lab or workshop-based courses, team-teaching, interdisciplinary teaching, or online teaching.
  • Developing new courses, certificates, minors, majors, and/or programs.
  • Significant revision of existing courses and programs to incorporate innovative pedagogical practices or materials.
  • Developing or contributing to courses and programs that incorporate high impact educational practices, e.g., first-year seminars, service or community-based learning, study abroad, internships, or capstone courses. 

Nomination documents should be combined in one .pdf file and submitted electronically to Kimberly Nye in the Office of the Provost (council-on-teaching@uiowa.eduby noon on Friday, March 11, 2022.