Amy Wilson (2008-2009)
Janet Floyd (2011-2012)
Rosalba Ovalle (2012-2013)
Madeline Sampson (2013-2014)
Ryan Frost (2014 - 2015)
Samantha Shaver (2015-2016)
Fonda Hawley (2016-2017)
Brittany Cuchta (2017-2018)
Paul Edwards (2018-2019)
Michael Richards (2019-2020)
Please direct any questions about the awards to the Faculty Development Committee Chair
Outstanding Adjunct Award for Teaching Excellence
Purpose and History
The Faculty Development Committee presents this award to honor excellence in adjunct teaching faculty and to encourage adjunct faculty's 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 adjunct 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.
Part-time faculty are eligible for nomination who have not been recipients of the Outstanding Adjunct Award for Teaching Excellence during the previous five years, whose primary duties are instructional, and who have a minimum of two years of service to Fairmont State University.
The nominator 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. One Letter of Support from a Dean, Associate Dean, Department Chair, or a peer
In March, the Faculty Development Committee will review the materials submitted and select a recipient whose achievements are significant as well as representative of the high quality of performance demonstrated by all faculty.
The awardee will be notified prior to the Spring Academic Awards Banquet, when the name of the recipient will be announced to the greater Fairmont State community.
January 10, 2021