Provost Communiqué for December 6, 2012

Last Call for Nominations for U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program 2013

Please send Missouri State University faculty nominations to by Friday, January 18, 2013. Three faculty candidates will be selected for submission of application materials to the U.S. Professors of the Year Award Program.

The submission of nomination packets will begin in January 2013.

For further information, contact the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at

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MSU Professor Receives U.S. Professor of the Year Award for 2012

History Professor, Dr. Eric Nelson, was named the 2012 Missouri recipient of this prestigious award.

Congratulations Eric!

MSU Foundation Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research,
and Service

Nominations for 2012–2013 are being accepted now

The Missouri State University Foundation Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service are intended to provide incentives for continued performance to a select number of full-time faculty who evidence significant accomplishments in teaching, research and/or creative activities and service. The awards are funded by the MSU Foundation.

Six awards are presented annually at the All-Faculty Recognition Reception held in May of each year, and each recipient will receive a $3,600 award.

Faculty members do not need to be nominated to submit application material. Download the 2013 application form. Nominations are due to the Provost Office by Monday, December 10, 2012. Application materials will be due in Departmental Offices by Monday, January 28, 2013. Please view the 2013 Guidelines for additional information.

Showcase on Assessment

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Time: 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union
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This conference will include a keynote speaker plus concurrent sessions featuring presentations by colleges on assessment activities and best practices in each area. Registration information will be available soon.

Any faculty member who is interested in presenting may contact an Assessment Council member from their college.

For more information contact the Assessment office at or (417) 836-6300.

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