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Fairmont State University Faculty Awards and Grants 2013-2014  

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Past Faculty Recognition Award Winners

Jennifer Myers (2011-2012)

Tim Oxley (2012-2013)

Gwendolyn Jones (2013-2014)

Robin Payne (2014 - 2015)

 Dr. Payne is an outstanding member of the faculty because she takes the time to explain the course material. She makes the class fun and interesting. She also has concern for her students and is willing to meet with them regarding any concerns. Dr. Payne makes it a point to make herself available to all students who may be struggling with her class. She goes as far as to actively seek out a student who may need help and ask them if there is anything she can do. I believe that Dr. Payne deserves to be recognized for her willingness to go above and beyond the norm.

~ Fairmont State History Student ~

Read more about 2015 Awards and Grant Recipients 

 

Faculty Recognition Rubric

 

Questions?

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

 

Faculty Recognition Award

Faculty Recognition Award

Eligibility

Full-time faculty who have not been recipients of the Faculty Recognition Award during the previous 5 years, whose primary duties are instructional, and who have a minimum of 2 years of service to Fairmont State University are eligible for nomination. Nomination for this award must come from students. 

Award

$250 

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 16, 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

After your nomination has been received you will be contacted by the Faculty Development committee chair. After you recieve notivication of your nomination you must reply to the comittee chair to accept the nomination.  You will then be provided with a self-enrollment code so you can submit the following documents to TaskStream:

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.One artifact and a  1 page single spaced description of how that artifact demonstrates the nominee's achievement in one of the areas listed in the selection criteria:

  • 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

For example, below is how one nominee analyzed and reflected on student evaluation data which demonstrated capacity to  reflect on action and engage in a process of continuous learning:

5. 5 Letters of Support

  • 2 peers
  • 2 students
  • 1 Dean or Department chair

6. Submit materials to the Taskstream Program designated for the Faculty Development award

7. The Provost, the Committee chair, and one other member of the committee schedule a time to observe the applicant teaching. 

In March, the Faculty Development Committee will review the materials. Three members of the committee will independently score the application  materials using this Rubric. The scores from the teaching observation and scores from the materials review will be added to make up the final score. The applicant with the highest score will be selected to receive the award.

The awardee will be notified prior to the Spring Faculty Awards Banquet, when the name of the recipient will be announced to the greater Fairmont State.

Application Deadline

February 17, 2016

Purpose & History

The Faculty Development Committee presents this award to honor excellence in teaching faculty and to encourage continuing efforts to excel. Because the committee does not believe that there is only one excellent teacher, effort has been made to eliminate as many of the “competitive” aspects of the award as possible. Recipients of the award will be faculty members who have demonstrated a sustained, energetic, and successful commitment to teaching. This commitment can be shown in various ways, depending on the particular discipline and teaching responsibilities. Some of these ways are listed in the above criteria. Finally, since teaching is the most important responsibility of the faculty, the award is designed to recognize accomplishments in teaching, and not accomplishments in the other admittedly important areas of service or scholarship.

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