Mu Sigma Rho invites academic institutions to nominate outstanding teaching faculty for the 2020 Mu Sigma Rho William D. Warde Statistics Education Award. The nominee must have evidence of excellence in classroom teaching in the statistics discipline and evidence of a lifetime devotion to statistics education.
Each academic institution is allowed one nomination per year. In the event that more than one nomination is received from a single institution in a year, only the first will be considered. Any college or institution may nominate a potential recipient, regardless of whether the institution has an active Mu Sigma Rho chapter.
Each nomination should include the following:
- Cover letter
- Nominee’s curriculum vitae
- Summary of the nominee’s teaching and educational activities
- Draft of a citation briefly describing the nominee’s accomplishments
- At least three, but no more than six, letters supporting the nomination (at least two of these letters should come from present or former students and at least one should come from a colleague)
If a nominee is not selected for the award, the nomination will remain active for three years after the initial submission, unless the institution chooses to put forward another nominee.
Nominations should be sent to Lisa Kay by February 15, 2020. Include all nomination material in a single PDF document.
The recipient of the award will be notified on or before March 15, 2020, and be presented a plaque at JSM 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 1–6, 2020. Questions regarding this award should be emailed to Kay.