Reich College of Education Faculty/Staff Awards

2022-23 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
  • The nomination period will open Spring Semester 2023
  • Nominations are due by TBA.

The Selection Process

  • Award candidates will receive notification of their nomination along with a request for supporting materials by TBA
  • Candidates will be asked to submit materials by TBA.
  • Recipients will be recognized at the RCOE Spring Closing Meeting on May 4, 2023.

Overview of RCOE Faculty/Staff Awards

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

  1. Outstanding Adjunct or Instructor/Clinical Faculty Award
  2. Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
  3. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
  4. Inclusive Excellence Award
  5. Outstanding Leadership Award
  6. Outstanding Mentoring Award
  7. Outstanding Scholarship/Creative Achievement Award
  8. Outstanding Service Award
  9. Outstanding Staff Award
  10. Community of Practice Award

Outstanding 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. Teaches a 3/2 or 2/3 academic year load (or less) or clinical supervisor 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 they engage students in leading-edge content research and good practices from the discipline and profession

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Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

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

Criteria

The candidate meets all the following:

  1. Holds a tenure-track or full-time instructor/lecturer position in the college
  2. Uses innovative and/or creative approaches in teaching
  3. Fosters effective student learning
  4. Demonstrates that they stay current with best practices (i.e., evidence-based practices) and implements those practices in their teaching

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Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

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

Criteria

The candidate meets all the following:

  1. Holds a tenure-track or full-time instructor/lecturer position in the college
  2. Uses innovative and/or creative approaches in teaching
  3. Fosters effective student learning
  4. Demonstrates that they stay current with best practices (i.e., evidence-based practices) and implements those practices in their teaching

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Inclusive Excellence Award

This award recognizes and honors exemplary achievements and contributions toward Inclusive Excellence and institutional transformation. Any student, faculty member, or staff member may make nominations. 

About Inclusive Excellence
The Reich College of Education is committed to Inclusive Excellence and recognizes that inclusion and excellence are one and the same.  Inclusive Excellence is fundamental to scholarly rigor and academic success. Inclusive Excellence is the intentional inclusion of cultures, worldviews, gifts, talents, history, and traditions of all people and places.  

Criteria

The candidate meets all the following:

  1. Holds a faculty or staff position in the college
  2. Has a record of superior contribution to Inclusive Excellence through positive impact on the culture of students, faculty, staff, the RCOE, Appalachian State University, and/or the community

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Outstanding Leadership Award

This award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions by a person in a leadership position in the RCOE. Any student, faculty member, or staff member may make nominations. 

Criteria

The candidate meets all the following:

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

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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 full-time RCOE faculty member  
  2. Shares wisdom and knowledge consistently with students and/or faculty members
  3. Engages in mentoring that is sustained and ongoing over time and populations

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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 full-time 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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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 full-time 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 (Full-time SHRA staff member)
  2. Has a record of outstanding service and/or mentorship to their department or the RCOE at large.

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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. Engages 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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