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Fairmont State University Faculty Awards and Grants 2013-2014  

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Past Straight Award Winners

Pamela Huggins (2008-2009)

Rebecca Giorcelli (2010-2011)

Denice Kirchoff (2011-2012)

Julie Sellers (2012-2013)

Constance Edwards (2013-2014)

Paul Reneau (2014-2015)

Dr. Reneau is as good as it gets. He is an all around, top- notch professor, as well as every day person. When sitting in his classroom, it is evident that he WANTS you to not only learn, but succeed. If he sees you walking around campus, he's always the first to say hello and if he has time, you can count on a comical conversation. Dr. Reneau really pushed me both semesters that I had him for class and while there were some days I didn't think I would make it, there were others where he felt more like a confidant than a professor. Dr. Reneau certainly deserves to be rewarded for his incredible teaching abilities and all around character.

~Fairmont State Exercise Science Student~

Read more about  2015 Award and Grants Recipients

 

Questions?

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

 

Harold and Roselyn Williamson Straight Award for Teaching Excellence

The Harold and Roselyn Williamson Straight Award 

Eligibility

The award is intended to honor or encourage outstanding, innovative, or distinctive scholarship by faculty at Fairmont State University. Full time faculty who have not been the recipient  of the Straight Award in the past five years are eligible. 

Award

Varies from year to year; sourced from an endowed fund. For 2014, the amount is $750.

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 15, 2014

Selection Criteria:

The committee hopes to obtain specific information about each nominee’s outstanding achievements in one or all of the following areas:

  • Innovative course design or redesign to support progressive student-centered pedagogies that prepare students for a rapidly changing technologically advanced world. (Example artifacts: course syllabus with curriculum committee approval)
  • Committed and caring engagement with students and student organizations. (Example artifacts: Letters from students or student organization)
  • Notable scholarly or creative publication or products (Example artifacts: copy of publication or images of creative product).
  • Leadership in university wide endeavors to improve recruitment and retention of students.  (Example artifacts: Letter from peers and/or supervisors).

Application Process

1. Cover Letter (2 - 3 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.

2. Nominee’s curriculum vitae 

3. An artifact and description that provides concrete evidence of achievement in the area/areas the nominee is claiming as an accomplishment:

  • Innovative course design or redesign to support progressive student-centered pedagogies that prepare students for a rapidly changing technologically advanced world. (Example artifacts: course syllabus with curriculum committee approval)
  • Committed and caring engagement with students and student organizations. (Example artifacts: Letters from students or student organization)
  • Notable scholarly or creative publication or products (Example artifacts: copy of publication or images of creative product).
  • Leadership in university wide endeavors to improve recruitment and retention of students.  (Example artifacts: Letter from peers and/or supervisors).

4. 3 Letters of Support

  • 2 peers
  • 1 Dean or Department chair

5. Submit materials to the TaskStream Program designated for the Straight Award. The self-enrollment code is: straight

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

March 2, 2015

Purpose & History

An endowed fund for faculty development awards has been established with the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., through the generosity of David and Carol Straight. The Fund will be known as the The Harold and Roselyn Williamson Straight Award.

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