Reich College of Education Faculty/Staff Awards

2017-2018 RCOE Faculty/Staff Award Nominations

Please consider submitting a nomination for one of the college's faculty and/or staff awards. 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 1, 2018

The Selection Process

  • Award candidates will receive notification of their nomination along with a request for supporting materials on March 2, 2018
  • Candidates will be asked to submit materials by March 30, 2018.

Overview of RCOE Faculty/Staff Awards

Please submit nominations for RCOE Faculty/Staff Awards. Nominations are accepted in the following categories:

  1. Outstanding Teaching Award
  2. Community Practice Award
  3. Outstanding Mentoring Award
  4. Outstanding Service Award
  5. Outstanding Staff Award
  6. Outstanding Administrator Award
  7. Outstanding Scholarship/Creative Achievement Award
  8. 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-based practices) and implements those practices in his/her teaching

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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

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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

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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

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Outstanding Staff Award

This award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions by a staff member. Any student, faculty member, or staff member may make nominations. 

Criteria

The candidate meets all the following:

  1. Is a fulltime RCOE staff member 
  2. Has a record of outstanding service to his or her department or the RCOE at large

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Outstanding Administrator Award

This award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions by an administrator. Any student, faculty member, or staff member may make nominations. 

Criteria

The candidate meets all the following:

  1. Holds an RCOE administrative position, such as Dean, Chair, Assistant Chair, Program Director, etc.
  2. Has a record of superior leadership and/or service to his or her department or the RCOE at large. 

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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

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Adjunct or Instructor/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

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