Jennifer Myers (2011-2012)
Tim Oxley (2012-2013)
Gwendolyn Jones (2013-2014)
Robin Payne (2014 - 2015)
Denice Kirchoff (2015-2016)
Leisa Muto (2016-2017)
Paul Reneau (2017-2018)
Jan Kiger (2018-2019)
Spencer Tyce (2019-2020)
Theresa Jones (2020-2021)
Please direct any questions about the awards to the Faculty Development Committee Chair
Faculty Recognition Award
Purpose and History
The Faculty Development Committee presents this award to honor excellence in teaching faculty and to encourage continuing efforts to excel. Because the committee does not believe that there is only one excellent teacher, effort has been made to eliminate as many of the “competitive” aspects of the award as possible. Recipients of the award will be faculty members who have demonstrated a sustained, energetic, and successful commitment to teaching. This commitment can be shown in various ways, depending on the particular discipline and teaching responsibilities. Since teaching is the most important responsibility of the faculty, the award is designed to recognize accomplishments in teaching, and not accomplishments in the other admittedly important areas of service or scholarship.
Full-time faculty and faculty equivalent administrative professionals (FEAPs) who have not been recipients of the Faculty Recognition Award during the previous 5 years, whose primary duties are instructional, and who have a minimum of 2 years of service to Fairmont State University are eligible for nomination. Nomination for this award must come from either currently enrolled students, alumni, or peers.
Those who nominate 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . (Incomplete applications will be disqualified.)
1. Cover Letter (1-2 pages):
2. Nominee’s curriculum vitae
3. At least one artifact and a one page (single-spaced) 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