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Faculty Recognition Award Print Page

Past Faculty Recognition Award Winners

Jennifer Myers (2011-2012)

Tim Oxley (2012-2013)

Gwendolyn Jones (2013-2014)

Gwen Jones


Faculty Recognition Rubric



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


Faculty Recognition Award

Faculty Recognition Award


Any full-time faculty member at Fairmont State University.



Nomination Process

The nominator should complete and submit the electronic nomination form explaining why the faculty member deserves consideration for the award. 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 and assigned 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 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.

In March, the Faculty Development Committee will review the materials submitted and select a recipient whose achievements are significant as well as representative of the high quality of performance demonstrated by all faculty. The awardee will be notified prior to the Spring Academic Awards Banquet, when the name of the recipient will be announced to the greater Fairmont State.

Application Deadline

February 17, 2015

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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