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UMM Deadline:  November 15, 2010


To:     UMM Faculty, Staff, and Student Organization Leaders Network

From:   Cheryl K. Contant, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean

Date:   October 29, 2010

Re:     2010-11 Horace T. Morse Award

The 2010-11 Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Undergraduate Education are an excellent illustration of the University's commitment to undergraduate education, and the Morris campus has a long legacy of Morse award winners.

The all-University selection committee will choose up to eight recipients throughout the University of Minnesota. Up to three nominations may be submitted from the Morris Campus. Recipients will receive a $3,000 continuous augmentation to their annual salary throughout their career at the University of Minnesota. In addition, each recipient's department will receive $1,500 annually for five years to be used by the recipient. Recipients become members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers and the title "Distinguished University Teaching Professor" is conferred upon all recipients. This program is funded by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association and by the central administration. Awards will be announced in mid-March.

If you are interested in nominating someone for this award, a nomination dossier will need to be prepared and submitted to Darla Peterson at, no later than Monday, November 15, 2010, for review by the campus screening committee. The committee will then work with the nominators on the final nomination dossier. Please note that final nomination dossiers will be compiled and submitted by the Dean's Office.

A strong nomination depends on the quality of the documentation submitted on behalf of the candidate.  Please proceed quickly if you intend to develop a nomination dossier.

For further information regarding eligibility and procedures for preparing the dossiers, please click on