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Faculty Excellence Awards - Program Description & Submission Requirements

2014-2015 Program Description and Submission Requirements

Nomination Form

  1. NATURE AND CATEGORIES OF AWARDS
    1. Awards for Excellence in Teaching

      This award recognizes, encourages, and rewards superior teachers and their contributions to the development and delivery of effective teaching and learning experiences. Faculty selected for this award will include individuals whose command of their respective disciplines, teaching methodologies, innovation, communication skills, assessment and research, concern for student performance, and commitment to improve the teaching/ learning process and environment are exceptional. The award is designed to distinguish those teachers who maintain high expectations of their students and who ensure academic rigor in their courses.

    2. Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, or Creative Activity

      This award recognizes, encourages, and rewards those faculty whose superior research, scholarship or creative activities have been recognized locally, regionally and nationally. The results of these efforts should contribute to the expansion of knowledge and/or the quality of life, and/or encourage additional research.

    3. Award for Excellence in Service

      This award recognizes, encourages, and rewards those faculty whose superior service achievements have been recognized locally, regionally, or nationally. This award is designed to distinguish those faculty whose service, leadership, and dedication have significantly impacted the college/university, community and/or profession.

    4. Award for Excellence in Advising/Mentoring

      This award recognizes, encourages, and rewards those faculty whose superior efforts in advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students have been particularly successful in terms of student engagement, achievement, retention and graduation. This award is designed to distinguish those faculty members whose advising and mentoring activities have made significant contributions to the lives of students during and after college.

  2. NUMBER AND FREQUENCY OF AWARDS
    1. There may be one award for each category (Teaching; Research, Scholarship or Creative Activities; Service; and Advising/Mentoring) in each of the Colleges annually.
    2. There may be one University-level award for each category (Teaching; Research, Scholarship or Creative Activities; Service; and Advising/Mentoring) annually, selected from the College-level award winners.
    3. The Awards for Excellence in each category (Teaching; Research, Scholarship or Creative Activities; Service; and Advising/Mentoring) may be shared when the achievements being recognized result from joint efforts. 1 

1. In a situation in which an award is shared, in any of the categories, the stipend will also be shared between the faculty members being recognized in the corresponding category.