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Undergraduate Educator Award Application

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1. Award Application:

Applicants: Please see the Award Description below and upload all the requested application materials. By submitting this letter, you are consenting to having portions of it quoted in SOT promotional or publicity materials, award candidate bios, and other award publications.

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Board of Publications Award for the Best Paper in Toxicological Sciences.

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The Undergraduate Educator Award, sponsored by the SOT Endowment Fund and first presented at the SOT 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting, is presented to an SOT member who is distinguished by outstanding contributions to the teaching of undergraduate students in toxicology and toxicology-related areas, and whose efforts support SOT's strategic efforts to "Build for the Future of Toxicology."

This award consists of a plaque that is presented at the SOT Annual Meeting Award Ceremony and a cash stipend.

Criteria for award:

The nominee

  • Has a faculty appointment with primary responsibilities in the teaching of undergraduates
  • Demonstrates a distinguished
  • undergraduate teaching record
  • Has made significant contributions to undergraduate education in toxicology
  • Is a member of the Society of Toxicology

Items needed in the application:

  1. Application letter from nominee (self nomination) or primary nomination letter from Full SOT Member, to include the following:
    • Summary of career teaching responsibilities with specifics for the past three years, including descriptive information such as course assignments, numbers of students enrolled, etc.
    • Evidence of teaching accomplishment (institution, student, or other teaching recognition)
    • Demonstration of participation in the advancement of the SOT educational mission (such as committee and project involvement)
    • Evidence of scholarship of teaching such as
      1. Publications including as instructional materials such as textbooks, textbook chapters, lab activities, case studies, etc., and education-related articles in newsletters and journals
      2. Presentations related to undergraduate teaching and pedagogy
      3. Contributions to regional or national education efforts including attendance at, presentations for, and/or leadership of, institutional, community, and professional meetings and workshops
    • Student outcomes, such as evidence of impact on students and career path (for example, number of students who have completed graduate school, presented abstracts or published papers, attended regional or national professional meetings)
  1. Letter of support from Full member of the Society*
    • Provide documentation of undergraduate teaching and training accomplished by the nominee
    • Analyze the significant contributions made by the nominee to undergraduate toxicology education
  1. Letter of support from campus administrative official*
    • Provide documentation of undergraduate teaching and training accomplished by the nominee
    • Analyze the significant contributions made by the nominee to undergraduate toxicology education
  1. Curriculum vitae of nominee

* When submitting a self nomination using the "Apply" button below, the Full Member support letter and the administrative official letter should be submitted under "additional documents" or 3a and 3b of on the online application form.

Review and decision by SOT Awards Committee

Timeline: Application deadline of October 9th prior to the SOT Annual Meeting at which the award will be presented.



 

Members of the SOT Awards Committee are ineligible to receive any awards conferred by this Committee while serving on the Committee and for one subsequent year.

SOT Awards Committee Members (2017-2018): Courtney Sulentic, Chair (2017-2018), Member (2016-2018); Emanuela Corsini, Member (2017-2019); Helen Haggerty, Member (2017-2019); Michelle Hooth, Member (2016-2018); Richard Hutchinson, Member (2017-2019) Terrance Kavanagh, Member (2016-2018); Nancy Kerkvliet, Member (2017-2019); Laurie Haws, Council Contact (2017-2018).

Previous Year Awards Committee Members (2016-2017): Elaine M. Faustman, Chair (2016-2017), Member (2015-2017); Courtney E. W. Sulentic, Co-Chair (2016-2017), Member (2016-2018); Matthew J. Campen, Member (2015-2017); Nathan J. Cherrington, Member (2015-2017); Michelle J. Hooth, Member (2016-2018); Terrance J. Kavanagh, Member (2016-2018); Raymond G. York, Member (2015-2017); Ofelia A. Olivero, Council Contact (2016-2017)



Deadline: October 9

Award Group: SOT