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Boram Award Print Page

Past Boram Award Winners

Leland George (2008-2009)

Kenneth Millen-Penn (2010-2011)

Sharon Smith (2011-2012)

Debra Hemler (2012-2013)

Anne L. Patterson (2013-2014)

Anne Patterson





Please direct any questions about the awards to the Faculty Development Committee Chair, Denise Lindstrom.


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.


$500 honorarium

Nomination Process

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.

Nomination Deadline

December 15, 2014

Selection Criteria

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.

Application Process

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 Faculty 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.One artifact and a description of how that artifacts demonstrates the nominee's achievement in one of the areas listed in the selection criteria. For example, below is how one nominee analyized and reflected on student evaluation data which demonstrated capacity to  reflect on action and engage in a process of continuous learnning:

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 Faculty Development Committee make up the application materials.

Application Deadline

Monday, February 16, 2015



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