Reich College of Education Faculty Awards

2016-2017 RCOE Faculty Award Nominations

Please consider submitting a nomination for one of the college's faculty awards, which include recognition for outstanding teaching, scholarship, mentoring, service, and community of practice. Nomination forms are available under each award description.

Note: Eligibility of candidates will be restricted to those individuals who are employed in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University.

Making Nominations

Any student, faculty member, or staff member may make nominations:

  • Click below on the appropriate "Submit Nomination" link
  • Submit a paragraph describing why you believe your candidate qualifies for the award
  • Nominations are due by March 24, 2017

Nominee Materials

  • Nominees will be asked to submit the following materials by April 7, 2017: 
    • CV
    • 500-word statement summarizing their credentials for the award for which they have been nominated  
    • Up to three evidences (no longer than five pages each) that support their candidacy

Overview of RCOE Faculty Awards

Please submit nominations for RCOE Faculty Awards. Nominations are accepted in six categories:

  1. Outstanding Teaching Award
  2. Community Practice Award
  3. Outstanding Mentoring Award
  4. Outstanding Service Award
  5. Outstanding Scholarship/Creative Achievement Award
  6. Adjunct or Instructor/Clinical Faculty Award

Outstanding Teaching Award

This award is designed to recognize and encourage outstanding teaching. Any student, faculty member, or staff member may make nominations. 

Criteria

The candidate meets all the following:

  1. Holds a tenure-track position in the college
  2. Uses innovative and/or creative approaches in teaching
  3. Fosters effective student learning
  4. Demonstrates that s/he stays current with best practices (i.e., evidence-baced practices) and impliments those practices in his/her teaching

Submit Nomination

Evidences & Nominee Materials

Nominees should submit the following materials to the committee by emailing Kim Guenther on or before April 7:

  1. Full CV
  2. A statement of no more than 500 words summarizing your credentials for the specific award for which you are nominated
  3. Up to three evidences. Each evidence should be no longer than five pages

Examples of Evidences 

  1. Course syllabi
  2. Peer observation results
  3. Exams
  4. Examples of integrating of technology
  5. Student ratings
  6. Samples of student work
  7. Other creative teaching examples

Community of Practice Award

This award is designed to recognize and encourage collaboration among faculty, practitioners, students, and/or staff, and, in doing so, to honor the core principle of the RCOE Conceptual Framework: Learning occurs through participation in a community of practice. Any student, faculty member, or staff member may make nominations.

Criteria

The candidates meet all of the following:

  1. Engage in collaboration that results in significant contributions to teaching, scholarship/creative achievement, or mentoring/service
  2. Meet other criteria specified under the appropriate area of emphasis in the collaboration: teaching, scholarship/creative achievement, mentoring/service

Submit Nomination

Evidences & Nominee Materials

Please designate a contact person to represent your community of practice. That person will submit the following materials to the committee by emailing Kim Guenther on or before April 7:

  1. A one-page CV or resume for each member of the community of practice
  2. A statement of 500 words or less summarizing the collaboration and articulating what makes it valuable in terms of teaching, research, and/or service
  3. Up to three evidences. Each evidence should be no longer than five pages

Examples of Evidences 

  1. Role(s) played by each candidate
  2. Impact of the collaboration
  3. Examples of collaborative work

Outstanding Mentoring Award

This award is designed to recognize and encourage outstanding mentoring achievement. Any student, faculty member, or staff member may make nominations. 

Criteria

The candidate meets all the following:

  1. Is a fulltime RCOE faculty member  
  2. Shares wisdom and knowledge consistently with students and/or faculty members
  3. Engages in mentoring that is sustained and on-going over time and populations

Submit Nomination

Evidences & Nominee Materials

Nominees should submit the following materials to the committee by emailing Kim Guenther on or before April 7:

  1. Full CV
  2. A statement of no more than 500 words summarizing your credentials for the specific award for which you are nominated
  3. Up to three evidences. Each evidence should be no longer than five pages

Examples of Evidences

  1. Expressions of support from others within the professional setting who have been affected by the candidate's mentoring or who have observed it firsthand
  2. Expressions of support from students who have been affected by the candidate's mentoring or who have observed it firsthand

Outstanding Service Award

This award is designed to recognize and encourage outstanding service achievement. Any student, faculty member, or staff member may make nominations. 

Criteria

The candidate meets all the following:

  1. Is a fulltime RCOE faculty member 
  2. Provides outstanding service consistently to appropriate agencies (e.g., schools, agencies, post- secondary institutions, organizations)
  3. Makes consistently significant contributions to the department, college, university, and/or profession
  4. Provides significant impact in roles of professional leadership

Submit Nomination

Evidences & Nominee Materials

Nominees should submit the following materials to the committee by emailing Kim Guenther on or before April 7:

  1. Full CV
  2. A statement of no more than 500 words summarizing your credentials for the specific award for which you are nominated
  3. Up to three evidences. Each evidence should be no longer than five pages

Examples of Evidences

  1. Expressions of support from others within the professional setting who have been affected by the candidate's service or who have observed it firsthand
  2. Technical and/or professional skill or expertise to schools, agencies, post-secondary institutions, and/or organizations (e.g., conducts workshops, consults, serves on initial certification teams, accreditation teams)
  3. Effectiveness as a member of departmental committees, college committees or task forces, and/or university committees or councils (e.g., letters of recommendation and/or references to products demonstrating contributions to group efforts)
  4. Significant impact of leadership (e.g., serves as chair of departmental, college, or university committees, task forces, or councils; consistently participates in peer review and/or mentoring at the departmental, college, or university level; serves as an officer or chairs a committee in one or more professional organizations at state, regional, national or international levels)

Outstanding Scholarship/Creative Achievement Award

This award is designed to recognize and encourage outstanding scholarship and creative achievement. Any student, faculty member, or staff member may make nominations. 

Criteria

The candidate meets all the following:

  1. Is a fulltime RCOE faculty member and has been for at least three years
  2. Engages in and sustains peer-reviewed scholarship that significantly contributes to the knowledge base in the field on a consistent basis
  3. Follows sound scholarly practices
  4. Uses and sustains scholarship consistently to enhance service and/or student learning
  5. Disseminates results of scholarship consistently in appropriate settings and venues

Submit Nomination

Evidences & Nominee Materials

Nominees should submit the following materials to the committee by emailing Kim Guenther on or before April 7:

  1. Full CV
  2. A statement of no more than 500 words summarizing your credentials for the specific award for which you are nominated
  3. Up to three evidences. Each evidence should be no longer than five pages

Examples of Evidences 

  1. Grants
  2. Articles
  3. Apparel
  4. Conference presentations
  5. Books (excerpts)
  6. Videos
  7. Creative endeavors

Adjunct or Intructor/Clinical Faculty Award

This award is designed to recognize and encourage outstanding teaching/supervision among adjunct or instructor/clinical faculty. Any student, faculty member, or staff member may make nominations. 

Criteria

The candidate meets all of the following:

  1. Currently serves as either a full or part-time (teaching/supervising three or more credits per semester) adjunct in the college and has done so for at least two consecutive years
  2. Uses innovative and/or creative approaches in teaching/supervision
  3. Fosters effective student learning
  4. Demonstrates that s/he engages students in leading edge content research, and good practices from the discipline and profession

Submit Nomination

Evidences & Nominee Materials

Nominees should submit the following materials to the committee by emailing Kim Guenther on or before April 7:

  1. Full CV
  2. A statement of no more than 500 words summarizing your credentials for the specific award for which you are nominated
  3. Up to three evidences. Each evidence should be no longer than five pages

Examples of Evidences 

  1. Course syllabi
  2. Peer observation results
  3. Exams
  4. Technology
  5. Student ratings
  6. Samples of student work
  7. Other creative teaching examples