Academic Affairs

Nomination Guidelines

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING – LECTURER to be conferred on a yearly basis And/Or

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING – TENURE LINE FACULTY to be conferred on a yearly basis

Documentation must include the following:

  • Nomination Letter (one)
  • CV
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Last 6 Semesters of Teaching Evaluations at HSU (summer not included)
  • Letters of Support (no more than 5; at least 3 from colleagues)

 

SCHOLAR OF THE YEAR to be conferred on a yearly basis

Documentation for Scholar of the Year nominations must include the following:

  • Nomination Letter (one)
  • CV
  • Statement of Scholarship and Creative Activities
  • Letters of Support (no more than 5; at least 3 from colleagues)

 

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD conferred on an occasional basis, as appropriate; no more than one such award shall be bestowed per year

Documentation for the Outstanding Service Award must include the following:

  • Nomination Letter (one)
  • CV
  • Statement of Service
  • Letters of Support (no more than 5; at least 3 from colleagues)

 

OUTSTANDING PROFESSOR AWARD conferred on an occasional basis, as appropriate, to a uniquely outstanding member or emeritus member of the faculty

Documentation for the Outstanding Professor Award must include the following:

  • Nomination Letter (one)
  • CV
  • Statement of Teaching, Service, and Scholarship and Creative Activities
  • Last 6 semesters of Teaching Evaluations at HSU (summer not included)
  • Letters of Support (no more than 5; at least 3 from colleagues)

 

GUIDELINES & SUGGESTIONS FOR NOMINATION MATERIALS
 

NOMINATION LETTERS

Across all award categories, nominees are allowed a single nomination letter.  Nominators are encouraged to co-author that letter with colleagues:  In the past the committee has bestowed more weight on letters signed by an entire department.  Nomination letters submitted should clearly address the criteria for the particular award category. The letters should also indicate if release time was awarded for part or all of the work recognized.  Strong letters will also identifying how the nominee has demonstrated impact on students.   Recognizing that members of the Faculty Awards Committee may not be conversant with the nominee’s field, letters that speak to scholarship should provide some contextualization.
 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Information within all categories on the CV should be organized in reverse chronological order. In scholarly and creative works subcategories, indicate if publications and presentations were peer reviewed.  Student co-authorship or other involvement should also be clearly indicated.
 

STATEMENTS:  Teaching, Service,  and Scholarship & Creative Activities

The nominee statement provides the opportunity for the faculty nominee to narrate their contributions and provide the committee with a holistic understanding of the connections across their work.  The Statement of Teaching should include a discussion on philosophy of teaching, methods and pedagogical innovations.  Examples of class activities and assignments that demonstrate the above should be included. Statements benefit from reflection on how the nominee’s teaching has developed.  This statement should also identify teaching issues raised in student evaluations and how they have been addressed.  Nominees for Outstanding Professor should ideally show linkages across all areas.

LETTERS OF SUPPORT
Letters of support may be co-authored and are most effective if they are evaluative.  When appropriate, they should provide a sense of the nominee’s impact at the regional, national, and/or international level,  as well as their impact in general on the community or profession.  

 

Revised by HSU University Senate Faculty Affairs Committee in Consultation with the Faculty Awards Committee and the University Senate, October 22, 2013

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