Comprised of faculty representing each college and school of Fairmont State University, the Faculty Development Committee oversees the distribution of faculty grants and awards. The committee's charge is to publicize and solicit nominations for Faculty Development grants and awards and to select the recipients for final approval by the president of the institution.
Below are the various teaching awards and the eligibility guidelines.
This award is named for Professor William A. Boram, a faculty member who served as Vice President of Academic Affairs in the 1970s and who was a fine teacher recognized by his colleagues as an energetic and cheerful supporter of faculty in their work of teaching, scholarship, and service. The award is intended to recognize and honor outstanding achievements, unusual dedication, or accomplishments in teaching by full-time faculty at Fairmont State University. The Boram Award carries a monetary honorarium and is the University's most prestigious award for teaching.
This award is intended to honor or encourage outstanding, innovative, or otherwise distinctive teaching or scholarship by faculty at Fairmont State University. The Straight Award was endowed at the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., through the generosity of David and Carol Straight to honor David's parents who were alumni of Fairmont State Normal Teachers School. Born in 1909, Harold Straight entered Fairmont Normal School on September 13, 1927 and graduated from Fairmont State College on August 26, 1959 with an A.B. in Education.
This award is intended honor excellence in adjunct teaching faculty and to encourage adjunct faculty's continuing efforts to excel.
The Faculty Recognition Award was established by the Faculty Senate to recognize faculty for their achievements as faculty and their outstanding contributions to students, colleagues, the institution, and the community, including creative endeavors, and other notable achievements. Recipients are encouraged to display material connected to their work and accomplishments in a display case in the library. This award is intended to honor excellence in teaching faculty and to encourage continuing efforts to excel.
The Award for Excellence in Academic Advising was established in the early 1990s when Dr. Robert Dillman, the President of Fairmont State College, began to centralize advising under Dr. Ann V. Shaver. This award is intended to honor excellence in academic advising. Nominees are selected by the Advising Council.
Applicants are encouraged to design activities, projects, or programs which will contribute to their own professional development, benefit their students, and align with the mission of Fairmont State University.
Each year the Foundation has funds available for faculty development grant activities. All full-time faculty members are invited to submit proposals for appropriate scholarly projects or activities to the Faculty Development Committee. After consideration, the committee will recommend worthy proposals for final selection.
Committee Members (2020-2021):
Chair: Jason Noland, School of Education
Brian Blackwood, Dept of Computer Science & Math
Janet Gilberti, School of Nursing
Joseph Jojo, School of Science and Technology
Sharon Mazure, Interim Library Director
Abby Chapman, Dept of Engineering Tech
Kristi Kiefer, Dept of Health & Human Performance
Ann Shaver, Dept of Behavioral Sciences
Amy Godfrey, School of Business
Ex-Officio: Richard Stephens, Interim Provost