Past Outstanding Adjunct Award Winners
Amy Wilson (2008-2009)
Janet Floyd (2011-2012)
Rosalba Ovalle (2012-2013)
Madeline Sampson (2013-2014)
Ryan Frost (2014 - 2015)
Ryan Frost is an excellent professor. He is very patient with all his students; even those of us who are not musically inclined with a drum. He is a very passionate professor who has a lot to offer and connects well with students.
~ Fairmont State Music Student ~
Read more about 2015 Award and Grants Recipients
Outstanding Adjunct Rubric
Please direct any questions about the awards to the Faculty Development Committee Chair, Denise Lindstrom.
Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award
Outstanding Adjunct Award for Teaching Excellence
Part-time faculty who have not been recipients of the Outstanding Adjunct Award for Teaching Excellence during the previous five years, whose primary duties are instructional, and who have a minimum of two years of service to Fairmont State University are eligible for nomination.
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.
December 15, 2014
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.
- The capacity to reflect on action so as to engage in a process of continuous learning as it pertains to teaching and learning.
After your nomination has been received you will be contacted by the Professional 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 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. 3 Letters of Support
- 1 peer
- 1 student
- 1 Dean or Department chair
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 awarded will be notified prior to the Spring Academic Awards Banquet, when the name of the recipient will be announced to the greater Fairmont State.
March 2, 2015
Purpose & History
The Faculty Development Committee presents this award to honor excellence in adjunct teaching faculty and to encourage adjunct faculty's 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.