Leland George (2008-2009)
Kenneth Millen-Penn (2010-2011)
Sharon Smith (2011-2012)
Debra Hemler (2012-2013)
Anne L. Patterson (2013-2014)
Andreas Baur (2014 - 2015)
Elizabeth Savage (2015-2016)
T. Jean Engebretson (2016-2017)
Erica Harvey (2017-2018)
Leisa Muto (2018-2019)
Julie Reneau (2019-2020)
James Vassil (2020-2021)
Please direct any questions about the awards to the Faculty Development Committee Chair
The William A. Boram Teaching Award
Full-time faculty are eligible for nomination who have not been recipients of the Boram Award during the previous five years, whose primary duties are instructional, and who have a minimum of five years of service to Fairmont State University.
The award is intended to honor and recognize outstanding achievements, unusual dedication, or accomplishments in teaching by full-time faculty at Fairmont State University.
The award winner will be the key speaker at next fall's Convocation.
This award requires nomination by a peer or a student who is currently enrolled at Fairmont State University. They should complete and submit the electronic nomination form explaining why the faculty member deserves consideration for the award. No anonymous nominations will be accepted, however, the nominator can choose whether his/her name will be disclosed to the nominee. The committee will ask faculty members who have been named if they will consent to the nomination.
Friday, November 6, 2020
The committee hopes to obtain specific information about each nominee’s outstanding achievements in some or all of the following areas:
Those who have been nominated for the award and decide to move forward (to be considered for the award) are required to submit the following materials. Applications should be submitted via email to email@example.com (Incomplete applications will be disqualified.)
1. Cover Letter (1-2 pages):
2. Nominee’s curriculum vitae
3. At least one artifact and a description of how that artifact demonstrates the nominee's achievement in one of the areas listed in the selection criteria:
For example, below is how one nominee analyzed and reflected on student evaluation data which demonstrated capacity to reflect on action and engage in a process of continuous learning:
4. Two Letters of Support
In March, the Faculty Development Committee will review the materials. Three members of the committee will independently score the application materials using the rubric associated with the award. This will include a teaching observation, to be scheduled with the committee.
The awardee will be notified prior to the Spring Faculty Awards Banquet, when the name of the recipient will be announced to the greater Fairmont State community.
January 10, 2021 (Portfolios due)