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AWARDS
PROGRAM 2016


The COE has identified the following 8 awards for 2016 to honor faculty, clinical faculty, and staff. Please read the criteria for each award carefully. Click on “apply now”‘ to fill out the nomination form for each candidate.

Deadline: March 25, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.


Faculty/Clinical Faculty Awards


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College of Education Excellence in Teaching Award for Faculty/Clinical Faculty 2016

  1. Open to Tenure-Track, Tenured, and Clinical Faculty for their teaching accomplishments in the recent calendar year.   
  2. Provides recognition of outstanding contributions in the classroom (face-to-face and/or online) in which students have been challenged, engaged, and supported toward excellence in learning. 
  3. Professor or Clinical Faculty demonstrated creative and innovative pedagogy such as:

    • activities that promote engagement with class activities and learning experiences.
    • service learning.
    • community-based educational activities that provide out-of-the-classroom involvement.
    • inclusion of technology in innovative ways.
    • bridging the gap between theory and application.
    • innovative and noteworthy inclusion of diversity and social justice issues.
    • relevance of the course to real world experiences.
    • participation in other activities that contribute to teaching excellence.
  4. Outstanding evaluations/feedback from participating students in the class.



College of Education Excellence in Research and Artistry Award for Faculty 2016

  1. Open to Tenure-Track, Tenured, and Clinical Faculty for their research and artistry accomplishments in the recent calendar year.
  2. Provides recognition of outstanding contributions to research and to other endeavors such as exceptional artistry or performance that have made a significant impact on the field to which the faculty member belongs. 
  3. Professor has demonstrated research and artistry excellence in the field in multiple ways such as:

    • obtaining high quality publications in top-tier journals in the field.
    • receiving major grants and fellowships to support research and artistry.
    • presenting at state, regional, national, and/or international conferences to promote creative or innovative knowledge and skills in the field.
    • service as an editor or a member of the editorial boards of professional publications.
    • being awarded grants for the program and/or department that reflect innovation and the creative engagement of departmental personnel and students.
    • presenting a noteworthy or otherwise significant artistic performance.
    • involvement in other activities that contribute to excellence in research and artistry.



College of Education Excellence in Service Award for Faculty 2016

  1. Open to Tenure-track, Tenured, and Clinical Faculty for their service accomplishments in and/or outside of the university in the recent calendar year.
  2. Recognizes outstanding service that has had a positive impact on the department, college and/or university, profession, or community.  
  3. Professor has demonstrated service excellence in the field by completing activities such as:

    • professional leadership.
    • mentorship of faculty, staff, or students.
    • development of new ways to disseminate information and innovative ideas on behalf of the profession.
    • noteworthy service to state, regional, national, and/or international boards or professional organizations.
    • leadership in state or national agencies on behalf of the profession or higher education.
    • partnerships with schools, community agencies, and/or other institutions.
    • participation in other activities that contribute to leadership in service.



College of Education Exceptional Contributions by Instructors 2016

  1.  Open to any full or part-time instructor in the College of Education for teaching accomplishments in the recent calendar year.
  2. Recognizes outstanding contributions in the classroom (face-to-face and/or online) where students have been challenged, engaged, and supported toward excellence in learning. 
  3. Instructor has demonstrated creative and innovative pedagogy within the classroom such as:

    • activities that promote engagement with class activities and learning experiences.
    • service learning.
    • community-based educational activities that provide out-of-the-classroom involvement.
    • inclusion of technology in innovative ways.
    • Bridging the gap between theory and application.
    • Innovative and noteworthy inclusion of diversity and social justice issues.
    • Relevance of the course to real world experiences.
    • participation in other activities that contribute to teaching excellence.
  4. Outstanding evaluations/feedback from participating students in the class.



Staff Awards

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College of Education Exceptional Contributions by Civil Service Staff 2016

  1. Open to any full-time civil service staff member in the College of Education who has made exceptional contributions in the recent calendar year.
  2. Recognizes outstanding contributions to the office, department, and/or college that go above and beyond the assigned duties of the staff member.
  3. Staff member has demonstrated creativity and innovation in such activities as:

    • creating a positive work environment and promoting the positive image of the College.
    • developing service and work flow enhancements that positively affect the working environment within their office, department, or college.
    • significantly exceeding expectations and promoting communication/collaboration.
    • advocating for students in ways that contribute to retention and recruitment.
    • participating in other activities that contribute to excellence and success in the office, department, and/or college.




College of Education Exceptional Contributions by Supportive Professional Staff 2016

  1. Open to any full-time SPS staff member in the College of Education who has made exceptional contributions in the recent calendar year.
  2. Recognizes outstanding contributions to the office, department, and/or college that go above and beyond the assigned duties of the SPS member and contribute to the enhancement of the office, department, and/or college in significant ways.
  3. Staff member has demonstrated creativity and innovation in such activities as:

    • creating a positive work environment.
    • improving service and work flow.
    • going beyond minimal work expectations in a significant and tangible manner that produces valued outcomes.
    • advocating for students in ways that contribute to retention and recruitment.
    • participating in other activities that contribute to excellence and success in the office, department, and/or college.


Awards open to staff or faculty/clinical faculty:

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College of Education Excellence in Outreach/Community Service Award 2016 

  1. Open to any faculty/clinical faculty or staff member in the College of Education for outreach or community service accomplishments in the recent calendar year.
  2. Recognizes outstanding contributions in outreach or community service that have had a positive impact on the department, college and/or university, profession, and community.
  3. Employee has demonstrated excellence through outreach or community service activities by participating in activities such as:

    • building partnerships with other institutions or groups in the community.
    • providing leadership.
    • creating bridges between the College of Education/or University and other institutions or the community.
    • leadership in local, state, national, or international venues that have had a positive outcome for the College of Education and the greater community.
    • development of innovative methods of disseminating information and innovative ideas on behalf of the profession, college and/or university.
    • other activities that contribute to excellence through outreach or community service.



College of Education Exceptional Contributions in Diversity/Social Justice Award 2016

  1. Open to any faculty/clinical faculty or staff member in the College of Education for positive impact on diversity or social justice in the recent calendar year.
  2. Recognizes outstanding contributions in addressing and promoting diversity and social justice that have had a positive impact on the department, college and/or university.
  3. Employee  has demonstrated excellence in addressing diversity or social justice issues by participating in activities such as:
    • advocating for diverse students.
    • addressing social justice needs for students and the college/program.
    • bridging gaps between people through dialogue and activities that lead to enhance communication or engagement between diverse groups within the community.
    • contributing to diversity and social justice through innovative teaching, research, or community outreach within the department and college.
    • participating in other activities that successfully contribute to the understanding and support of diversity and social justice.