The deadline has been extended to April 4, 2017.

This award recognizes faculty with longtime service to Oregon State University who have demonstrated a major commitment to undergraduate instruction over an extended period of time. It is through a generous donation by Richard M. Bressler, former C. E. O. and Chairman of the Board, Burlington Resources, that this award has been made possible. The recipient receives a plaque and $2,500. Nominees for this award may also be considered for nomination for the CASE U.S. Professor of the Year Award, which is presented by the Carnegie Foundation.

List of Past Recipients for this Award

Eligibility

Nominees must meet these criteria to be eligible:

  • hold the rank of Full Professor
  • have been a member of the faculty at Oregon State University a minimum of fifteen (15) years
  • have consistently provided direct instruction to undergraduate students during the course of their career at Oregon State University

Award Criteria

Nominations will be evaluated on the evidence of a commitment to undergraduate instruction. Such evidence should include the following:

  • unusual effort to ensure the quality of undergraduate instruction
  • high standards for the rigor and currency of course content and the level of student performance
  • direct and significant impact upon and involvement with undergraduate students
  • evidence that the candidate's scholarly contributions have enhanced effectiveness in the undergraduate classroom

Nomination Process

Nominations shall include: (1) the completed nomination form; (2) the nominee's vita; (3) position description indicating breakdown of FTE allocation; (4) information on undergraduate courses taught, including how often courses have been taught and approximate enrollments; (5) a clear summary of teaching evaluations for the past three years; and (6) evidence of the candidate's achievements provided by current and former students, colleagues, and others. Specifically, a total of three letters of support shall provide sufficient information to make an evaluation of nominees. At least one letter of support shall be written by a current or emeritus faculty member; one shall be written by a current or former student; and the third may be from colleagues, students, and/or others who can comment on the nominee's qualifications. Because the nominator completes the nomination form, the nominator is not eligible to submit a letter of support. The letters of support each shall not exceed three single-sided pages using at least 12 font and 1" margins. Please be certain that the nomination materials, particularly the three letters, address the criteria. Signatures on the letters and supporting documents must be included. Additional information submitted with the nomination will not be considered; please include only requested information and refer to the guidelines when organizing nomination packets.

The original copy of the nomination form must be submitted to the Faculty Senate Office upon submission of the electronic copy; paper clip the original only – do not staple nor place it in a folder or binder. The nomination packet for the successful recipient becomes the property of University Archives and will not be returned to the nominator.

Selection Process

Nominations will be reviewed and selected by the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee and a member of the Advancement of Teaching Committee. Committee recommendations will be made on the basis of the information submitted; the committee does not solicit additional information.

Nominees must hold the rank of full professor, have been a member of the OSU faculty for a minimum of 15 years and have consistently provided direct instruction to undergraduate students. Nomination packet general instructions appear at the end of this site. It is necessary to follow the instructions completely or the nomination will not be considered.

Nominations will be reviewed and selected by the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee. Committee recommendations will be made on the basis of the information submitted; the committee does not solicit additional information.

To assist nominators in preparing nomination materials, a sample nomination form may be viewed. This version is for viewing only; information may be entered only via the below nomination form.

Do not begin entering information on this electronic form unless you are ready to submit the nomination - the form CANNOT be saved and finished at a later time. Please send a hard copy of the original nomination materials to the Faculty Senate Office (instructions below) when the nomination is submitted electronically. Nominations will not be considered unless both the electronic version and hard copy original have been received by the Faculty Senate Office.

The requested electronic information on the linked nomination form and one original of each nomination for the Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award must be received by March 24, 2017. The deadline has been extended to April 4, 2017. It is necessary to follow the instructions completely or the nomination will not be considered. Send the original nomination to: Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee, c/o Faculty Senate Office, 107 Gilkey Hall.