2017 Student Scholarships and Faculty Awards
I. Honors Convocation Scholarships
It is time to nominate three undergraduate students for the awards presented at this year’s Honors Convocation. Out of the 24 nominees that we should receive, the following awards will be presented:
The following materials must be submitted in PDF or Microsoft Word format for each of your three nominees (please include the student’s Z-number):
Awards are given on the basis of academic excellence. Scholarship nominees must have completed at least 90 undergraduate semester credits by the end of the Fall 2016 semester (20 of which must have been completed at FAU) and have a GPA of 3.6 or above. Please see the attached list of the students who meet these requirements.
In addition, the Distinguished Student Award will be awarded to the nominee who most enhances the learning environment by making an outstanding contribution, or by inspiring others, or by achieving at a high level in the face of exceptional circumstances.
II. Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching and Advising Awards
It is also time to begin the selection process for the teaching and advising awards. Please send me the names of three nominees (two faculty nominees for the teaching awards and one faculty or staff nominee for the advising award). The following awards will be given on an at-large basis:
By February 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., nominations for both teaching and advising awards should be forwarded by departments to College screening committees for review. These committees shall contain student representation. Nominations should be in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
By February 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., each College screening committee will select the candidates and forward those names and electronic nomination materials to Michael Turtz in the Provost’s Office at email@example.com.
By March 6, 2017, the Honors and Awards Committee of the University Faculty Senate will select the award recipients and forward their names to the Provost.
All nominations and applications must be forwarded through the appropriate academic department to the College awards screening committee. Nominations may be offered by students, faculty members or others capable of determining the merits of the nominee’s contributions to teaching or advising. Individuals are free to apply for the awards as well.
Criteria for Selection
Candidates must have demonstrated excellence through stimulating and effective teaching or advising. Although excellence is difficult to assess, a number of indicators may be considered, including: student, peer, and administrative evaluations; previous awards, honors, etc., received in recognition of excellence; evidence of innovation in teaching or advising as reflected in the development or use of new methods and techniques; and recent publications or presentations related to teaching or advising, particularly including new methods and/or techniques.
Documentation in support of each nomination and application should include the following in PDF or Microsoft Word format:
Documentation is to be submitted in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
III. Barnes & Noble Faculty Service Award
In recognition of the many contributions of professional service provided by FAU faculty to our local communities, I am pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Barnes & Noble Faculty Service Award. Please send me the name of one faculty nominee. This award will be presented to one faculty member judged most outstanding in the area of service to the community. The funding for the award has been provided through the gracious donation of the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore and provides for one $1,200 award (pre-tax) that will be presented at the annual Employee Service Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
By February 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., nominations and accompanying documentation must be submitted to the Dean of the faculty member's College in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
By February 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., Deans should forward one nomination to Michael Turtz in the Provost’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
By March 6, 2017, the Honors and Awards Committee of the University Faculty Senate will select the award recipient and forward the name to the Provost.
Faculty members who meet the award criteria may nominate themselves or be nominated by anyone within the University community. Please make sure that this opportunity is well-noticed within your academic departments and that your high-performing and committed faculty members who are eligible for such recognition are aware of and apply for this prestigious award.
Permanent faculty including instructors, research and library faculty, multi-year appointees, and those in tenured or tenure-earning lines who have been employed for one continuous year (including an academic year for faculty) are eligible to apply. Visiting faculty are not eligible.
Criteria for Selection
The award will be based upon the achievements of the faculty for service to the regional, national and/or international community. Service must be performed without compensation.