Faculty and Staff Awards 2017

Submission Deadline: February 24, 2017

The Dean’s Office of the College of Liberal Arts invites nominations for Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards. Each award includes a $1000 stipend and will be presented at an Annual College of Liberal Arts Awards Reception. Awards will be made in the following categories:

Outstanding COLA Faculty Member Award

Nominees must be full-time, fully affiliated faculty who have demonstrated a sustained and balanced contribution to the teaching, research, and professional service mission of the university. The award is intended to honor those who serve as the most outstanding role models for all faculty. The recipient of this award will be eligible to be the college’s nominee for the Trustees’ Award for Faculty Excellence or University Professor.

Outstanding Teaching Award

Nominees must be full-time, fully-affiliated faculty at the rank of associate professor or above, and must have demonstrated outstanding skills as teachers and advisors, as evidenced by student and peer evaluations, course development, and improvement and/or scholarly publications in the area of teaching. The recipient of this award will be eligible to be the college’s nominee for the Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching Award.

Outstanding Research Award

Nominees must be full-time, fully-affiliated faculty at the rank of associate professor or above, and must have produced a significant body of work in scholarship, research, or the creative arts, which brings distinction to the University and national or international recognition to the faculty member. The recipient of this award will be eligible to be the college’s nominee for the Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research Award.

Outstanding Professional Service Award

Nominees must be full-time, fully-affiliated faculty at the rank of associate professor or above, and must have provided exceptional service to the University and the community through outstanding leadership and other significant contributions. The recipient of this award will be eligible to be the college’s nominee for the Frederick White Distinguished Professor of Professional Service Award.

Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award

Nominees must be full-time, fully-affiliated faculty at the rank of assistant professor. This award recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service during the formative years (the first four years) of a junior faculty member’s initial appointment. While nominees may excel in one or two areas, they must be effective in all three. The recipient of this award will be eligible to be the college’s nominee for the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence: Early Career Achievement Award.

Outstanding Community Engagement Award

Nominees must be full-time, fully-affiliated faculty at any rank, and must have been instrumental in helping the university achieve its mission of transforming the communities it serves. The award can recognize teaching, research and/or service that demonstrate the ways community partnerships (local, regional/state, national and global) can enhance learning and serve the public good. The recipient of this award will be eligible to be the college’s nominee for the President’s Award for Community Engagement.

Outstanding Lecturer/Instructor Award

This award recognizes the important contributions of full-time, fully-affiliated, non-tenure track faculty. Nominees must have demonstrated excellence in teaching, with university service and professional development also considered. Nominators are strongly encouraged also to submit these nominations to the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence: Outstanding Lecturer and Outstanding Instructor Awards.

Outstanding Adjunct Award

This award recognizes the important contributions of adjunct faculty to the teaching mission of the college and university. Nominees must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and in engaging students.

Outstanding Staff Award

This award recognizes the important contributions of staff in carrying out the mission and all of the varied goals of the college and university. Nominees must be full-time staff within the college, and have demonstrated excellence in their position. Nominators are strongly encouraged also to submit these nominations to the Presidential Awards for Excellence

Process

Anyone may submit a nomination. Awards will be chosen by the CoLA Promotion and Tenure Committee.

Nominations should include:

  • A completed nomination form
  • A two-page letter of nomination summarizing nominee accomplishments
  • A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae or resume, with particular emphasis on the criteria for which they are being nominated

Submit nominations digitally as one .pdf package to: susan.stollings@wright.edu by 5 p.m. February 24, 2017.