The Kinney-Sugg Outstanding Professor Award in the College of Arts and Sciences was established through a generous contribution from Sandy Kinney and Mike Sugg. The recipient will receive a one-time award of $5,500 that may be used either as a salary supplement or in support of teaching and/or scholarship. The recipient will also have their name placed on a plaque for permanent display in the college office. The award is presented annually.


The nominee must be a faculty member with at least two years of service in the College of Arts and Sciences at the rank of assistant professor or higher. A department may nominate no more than one person for any year.


The nominee should be a model teacher, recognized for dedication, effectiveness and the ability to inspire students to high levels of achievement. Outstanding teaching should be demonstrated through student-teacher evaluations, chair recommendations and additional information such as student or peer letters of support, sample syllabi, course materials, etc. Outstanding scholarship should be demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications, prestigious fellowships, external grant support and other forms of peer recognition.


Nominations are due by Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Nomination Procedures:

Submit electronic nominations (in pdf format) to Susan Bayliss at The Dean or his/her designee will appoint five members to a selection committee comprised of a faculty member from each of the four areas of the college (humanities, professional, sciences and social sciences) and one alumni representative. The Dean or his/her designee will serve as the non-voting chair of the committee.

The nomination packet should include:

  1. Letter of nomination from the Chair/Director (prepared in consultation with Committee A) describing the candidate’s accomplishments and how the candidate meets the award criteria. The letter should not exceed two pages.
  2. Letters of support from students and faculty members
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. Other supporting evidence, including a list of courses taught, teaching evaluations and other appropriate materials in support of the nomination.

Award Announcement:

The awardee will be recognized both at a luncheon in November, as well as in the spring at the College of Arts and Sciences Kaleidoscope Evening Event.