CoE award nominations open, deadline is Thursday, March 22

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Kate Donohue won the 2016 award
for Exceptional Contributions
by Supportive Professional Staff.

Do you know colleagues in the College of Education who deserve special recognition for their work over the past year?

Nominate them for a 2018 College of Education Award!

This year’s honors come in eight categories, each with specific criteria. More information about each award, as well as a link to each online nomination form, is available below.

A letter from the nominator and two letters of support are required to complete the online nomination.

All nominations are due by 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Recipients will be recognized Friday, May 4, during the Celebration of Excellence ceremony.

Excellence in Teaching Award by Faculty/Clinical Faculty 2018
1. Open to tenure-track, tenured and clinical faculty for their teaching accomplishments in the recent calendar year.
2. Provides recognition of outstanding contributions in the classroom or in an online course (face-to-face and/or online) environment in which students have been challenged, engaged and supported toward excellence in learning.
3. Professor has demonstrated creative and innovative pedagogy, such as:

  • activities that promote engagement with class activities and learning experiences
  • service learning
  • community-based educational activities that provide out-of-the-classroom involvement
  • inclusion of technology in innovative ways
  • bridging the gap between theory and application
  • innovative and noteworthy inclusion of diversity and social justice issues
  • relevance of the course to real-world experiences
  • participation in other activities that contribute to teaching excellence.

4. Outstanding evaluations/feedback from participating students in the class

Excellence in Research and Artistry Award by Faculty 2018
1. Open to tenure-track, tenured and clinical faculty for their research and artistry accomplishments in the recent calendar year.
2. Provides recognition of outstanding contributions to research and to other endeavors such as exceptional artistry or performance that have made a significant impact on the field to which the faculty member belongs.
3. Professor has demonstrated research and artistry excellence in the field in multiple ways, such as:

  • obtaining high quality publications in top-tiered journals in the field
  • receiving major grants and fellowships to support research and artistry
  • presenting at state, regional, national and/or international conferences to promote creative or innovative knowledge and skills in the field
  • service as an editor or a member of the editorial boards of professional publications
  • being awarded grants for the program and/or department that reflect innovation and the creative engagement of departmental personnel and students
  • presentation of a noteworthy or otherwise significant artistic performance
  • involvement in other activities that contribute to excellence in research and artistry

Excellence in Service Award by Faculty 2018
1. Open to tenure-track, tenured and clinical faculty for their service accomplishments in and/or outside of the university in the recent calendar year.
2. Recognizes outstanding service that has had a positive impact on the department, college and/or university, profession or community.
3. Professor has demonstrated service excellence in the field by completing activities, such as:

  • professional leadership
  • mentorship of faculty, staff or students
  • development of new ways to disseminate information and innovative ideas on behalf of the profession
  • noteworthy service to state, regional, national and/or international boards or professional organizations
  • leadership in state or national agencies on behalf of the profession or higher education
  • partnerships with schools, community agencies and/or other institutions
  • participation in other activities that contribute to leadership in service

Exceptional Contributions by Instructors 2018
apple1. Open to any full or part-time instructor in the College of Education for teaching accomplishments in the recent calendar year.
2. Recognizes outstanding contributions in the classroom or in an online course (face-to-face and/or online) where students have been challenged, engaged and supported toward excellence in learning.
3. Professor has demonstrated creative and innovative pedagogy within the classroom, such as:

  • activities that promote engagement with class activities and learning experiences
  • service learning
  • community-based educational activities that provide out-of-the-classroom involvement
  • inclusion of technology in innovative ways
  • bridging the gap between theory and application
  • innovative and noteworthy inclusion of diversity and social justice issues
  • relevance of the course to real-world experiences
  • participation in other activities that contribute to teaching excellence.

4. Outstanding evaluations/feedback from participating students in the class

Exceptional Contributions by Civil Service Staff 2018
1. Open to any full-time civil service staff member in the College of Education who has made exceptional contributions in the recent calendar year.
2. Recognizes outstanding contributions to the department and/or college that go above and beyond the assigned duties of the staff member.
3. Staff member has demonstrated creativity and innovation in such activities as:

  • creating a positive work environment and promoting the positive image of the college
  • development of service and work flow enhancements that positively affect the working environment within their office, department or college
  • significantly exceeding expectations and promoting communication/collaboration
  • advocating for students in ways that contribute to retention and recruitment
  • participating in other activities that contribute to excellence and success in the department/college

Exceptional Contributions by Supportive Professional Staff 2018
1. Open to any full-time SPS staff member in the College of Education who has made exceptional contributions in the recent calendar year.
2. Recognizes outstanding contributions to the department and/or college that go above and beyond the assigned duties of the SPS member and contribute to the enhancement of the program/department/college in significant ways.
3. Staff member has demonstrated creativity and innovation in such activities as:

  • creating a positive work environment
  • seeking to improve service and work flow
  • going beyond minimal work expectations in a significant and tangible manner that produces valued outcomes
  • advocating for students in ways that contribute to retention and recruitment
  • participating in other activities that contribute to excellence and success in the department/college

Outreach/Community Service Award 2018
globe-hands1. Open to any faculty/clinical faculty or staff member in the College of Education for their outreach or community service accomplishments in the recent calendar year.
2. Recognizes outstanding contributions in outreach or community service that have had a positive impact on the department, college and/or university, profession and community.
3. Employee has demonstrated excellence through outreach or community service activities by participating in activities, such as:

  • building partnerships with other institutions or groups in the community
  • providing leadership
  • creating bridges between the College of Education/or university and other institutions or the community
  • leadership in local, state, national or international venues that have had a positive outcome for the College of Education and the greater community
  • development of innovative methods of disseminating information and innovative ideas on behalf of the profession, college and/or university
  • other activities that contribute to excellence through outreach or community service

Exceptional Contributions in Diversity/Social Justice Award 2018
1. Open to any faculty/clinical faculty or staff member in the College of Education for their positive impact on diversity or social justice in the recent calendar year.
2. Recognizes outstanding contributions in addressing and promoting diversity and social justice that have had a positive impact on the department, college and/or university.
3. Employee has demonstrated excellence in addressing diversity or social justice issues by participating in activities, such as:

  • advocating for diverse students
  • addressing social justice needs for students and the college/program
  • bridging gaps between people through dialogue and activities that lead to enhance communication or engagement between diverse groups within the community
  • contributing to diversity and social justice through innovative teaching, research or community outreach within the department and college
  • participation in other activities that successfully contribute to the understanding and support of diversity and social justice
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