Clarence Day Awards

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Each year through the generosity of Mr. Clarence Day, Rhodes announces two awards - one for outstanding teaching and one for outstanding research and/or creative activity - to members of the Faculty. Each award brings recognition and a substantial stipend. Please take time to nominate someone you believe deserves such recognition by filling out this form and/or by sending a statement of nomination to doc@rhodes.edu. Nominations must be received by 5:00 pm Friday, March 11.


Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching

Eligibility - Full-time members of the Rhodes Faculty who have taught at least three years at Rhodes and who have not previously been awarded this prize. (Consult the full list of past awardees and currently eligible faculty)

Criteria for Selection - The award recipient demonstrates excellent teaching over the past three years as reflected in student course evaluations, colleague assessments, and other evidence of an overall high quality of teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment.

The award recipient's teaching embodies imaginative and creative pedagogy and exhibits currency in the subjects taught.

The award recipient has a strong record of motivating students toward advanced study in the award recipient's discipline or in the students' own chosen areas of study.

Nominations - should be forwarded to the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 11. The nominator should provide a written statement that describes how the nominee's teaching meets the criteria stated. Nominations can be submitted electronically to doc@rhodes.edu or by using the form below.


Clarence Day Dean's Award for Research and Creative Activity

Eligibility - Full-time members of the Rhodes Faculty who have taught at least three years at Rhodes and who have not previously been awarded this prize. (Consult the full list of past awardees and currently eligible faculty.)

Criteria for Selection - The award recipient has accomplished unusually significant professional work in the past three years.

This work consists of scholarly or research publication, or is exhibited in artistic productions or performances.

This work is judged to be an important contribution to the award recipient's discipline or related disciplines.

This work must be demonstrated to have had an important effect on the award recipient's teaching, directly benefiting Rhodes students by its influence on course content or pedagogy.

Nominations - should be forwarded to the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 11. Department chairs should assume a special responsibility for nominating department members who are likely to be strong candidates. The nomination should clearly identify the work that provides the basis for the nomination. If possible, the nominator should provide evidence that the work is of unusual significance and that it has influenced the nominee's teaching. Nominations can be submitted electronically to doc@rhodes.edu or by using the form below.



Nomination Form

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  • Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • Clarence Day Award for Research, Creative Activity
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