William A. Boram Award for Teaching Excellence
The Wiliam A. Boram Teaching Award
Full-time faculty who have not been recipients of the Boram Award during the previous five years, whose primary duties are instructional, and who have a minimum of five years of service to Fairmont State University are eligible for nomination.
The award is intended to honor and recognize outstanding achievements, unusual dedication, or accomplishments in teaching by full-time faculty at Fairmont State University.
This award requires nomination by a peer or student who is currently enrolled at Fairmont State University. They should complete and submit the electronic nomination form explaining why the faculty member deserves consideration for the award. No anonymous nominations will be accepted; however, the name of the nominator will not be disclosed. The committee will ask faculty members who have been named if they will consent to the nomination.
December 20, 2013
The committee hopes to obtain specific information about each nominee’s outstanding achievements in some or all of the following areas:
- Ability to engage and inspire in students independent and original thinking.
- Active involvement in and guidance of student research projects, both undergraduate and graduate.
- Advising students with personal attention and care.
- The capacity to reflect on action so as to engage in a process of continuous learning as it pertains to teaching and learning.
1. Cover Letter (1-2 pages):
The most useful cover letter does more than list the contents and reiterate the letters of support. The cover letter should make a clear and persuasive case for why the Professional Development committee should give the nominee the award by identifying the nominee’s strengths and talents in the areas listed under the Selection Criteria.
2. Teaching Philosophy
3. Nominee’s curriculum vitae
4. Analysis and reflection of Course Evaluation data
IDEA data and/or data collected through self-created evaluations may be used. In either case, the committee in looking for how student feedback informs the applicant’s teaching practices.
5. 5 Letters of Support
- 2 peers
- 2 students
- 1 Dean or Department chair
6. A classroom observation by the Provost and a member of the Professional Development Committee make up the application materials.
Monday, February 17, 2014