Coles College Faculty Award

The application deadline is January 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM

AWARDS:

  • DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AWARD - $2500
  • DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD - $2500
  • DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIP AWARD - $2500
  • DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD - $2500
  • DISTINGUISHED COLLABORATION AWARD - $1500
  • COLES COLLEGE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - $3000
  • GARY ROBERTS OUTSTANDING ADVISOR/COACH TO STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AWARD - $1500

ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

PART A. ELIGIBILITY 

A1. ELIGIBILITY FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING, SCHOLARSHIP, AND SERVICE AWARDS

  • Any full-time regular faculty member (lecturer, tenure-track, or tenured) with a minimum of 3 full and consecutive academic years at Coles College under contract as a regular faculty member at KSU prior to being nominated. Temporary faculty is not eligible and years under contract as a temporary faculty member do not count toward eligibility requirements.
  • Once a faculty member has received the distinguished teaching, research and creative activity, or service award from Coles College, he or she will not be eligible for the same award from Coles College for five years.

A2. ELIGIBILITY FOR DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AWARD

  • Nominees must be a full-time KSU faculty member, hold the rank of full professor, be tenured, and have completed at least ten consecutive years as a full-time member of the KSU faculty at the time of her/his nomination.
  • Once a faculty member has received the distinguished professor award from Coles College, he or she will not be eligible for the same award from Coles College for five years.

A3. ELIGIBILITY FOR DISTINGUISHED COLLABORATION AWARD AND COLES COLLEGE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Any Coles College full-time regular faculty member (lecturer, tenure-track, or tenured).
  • Recipients in the past five years of the Distinguished Collaboration Award are not eligible.

A4. ELIGIBILITY FOR GARY ROBERTS OUTSTANDING ADVISOR/COACH TO STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AWARD

  • Any Coles College full-time regular faculty member (lecturer, tenure-track, or tenured) that acts as an Advisor or Coach to Student Organizations is eligible to apply.
  • Once a faculty member has received the Gary Roberts Outstanding Advisor/Coach to Student Organizations Award from Coles College, he or she will not be eligible for the same award from Coles College for three years.

PART B. AWARD CRITERIA

B1. AWARD CRITERIA FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING, SCHOLARSHIP, AND SERVICE AWARDS

Distinguished Teaching Award ($2500)

  • Consistent excellent performance as evidenced by student success and appreciation; peer and/or administrative review; and student accomplishments.
  • Development and implementation of innovative pedagogy that exhibits creativity, honors individuality and diversity; addresses current practice, trends, and issues in one’s discipline and higher education; and is based on evidence that it facilitates student learning.
  • Sustained impact on teaching and the improvement of instruction and curriculum as shown through adopting and evaluating effective teaching practices, sharing and disseminating one’s teaching expertise and innovations with others through professional peer-reviewed presentations and publications (i.e., evidence of the scholarship of teaching & learning), developing special projects and curricula, and mentoring other faculty.
  • Applicant’s record in the implementation and development of novel and enhanced classroom approaches for teaching. These teaching approaches illustrate the faculty member’s involvement in his/her classroom and are echoed in the positive reflections on student learning. Only Information for the last 5 years should be included. 

Distinguished Scholarship Award ($2500)

  • Consistent excellent performance as evidenced by the level of activity in and commitment to scholarship and/or creative activity; the quality of scholarship and/or creative activities; and the strength and depth of expertise.
  • Evidence of sustained leadership in the advancement of scholarship and/or creative activity that exhibits dissemination and adoption of one's scholarship and/or creative activity by others; mentoring other faculty and students; sharing expertise with others; holding positions that recognize the nominee's scholarship and/or creative activity.
  • Impact and significance of scholarly and/or creative work as evidenced through peer-reviewed publications, presentations, performances, creative works, grants and contracts (i.e., the scholarship of discovery), citations by other professionals, and adoptions.

Distinguished Service Award ($2500)

This award recognizes individuals who have excelled in either of two categories of Service or a combination of the two:

  1. Individuals who have established a record of service that demonstrates substantial external significance with national, regional, and/or state leadership and/or recognition. Candidates for this award in this category must demonstrate a sustained and significant impact in each of the award criteria over their careers. Award criteria are:
      • Consistent excellent performance as evidenced by the level of service activity, commitment to the quality of the service provided, and breadth and depth of the service record.
      • Evidence of sustained impact through substantial leadership in multiple service activities, or, in exceptional cases, evidence of outstanding leadership and impact in a single major service activity.
      • Impact and significance of service as evidenced by the perceived importance of work by others; contribution to organizational improvement and advancement; public recognition; and dissemination through peer-reviewed presentations and publications (i.e., the scholarship of service).
  2. Individuals who have established a record of service that demonstrates substantial service to Kennesaw State University through a combination of departmental, college, and institutional service and leadership. Candidates for this award in this category must demonstrate a sustained and significant impact in each of the award criteria over their career at KSU. Award criteria are:
      • Consistent excellent performance as evidenced by the level of service activity, commitment to the quality of the service provided, and breadth and depth of the service record.
      • Evidence of sustained impact through substantial leadership in multiple service activities at all levels of institutional service (departmental, college, and institutional).
      • Impact and significance of service as evidenced by the perceived importance of work by departmental, college, and institutional colleagues; demonstrated contribution to departmental, college, and institutional improvement and advancement; public recognition; and dissemination through peer-reviewed presentations and publications (i.e., the scholarship of service).

B2. AWARD CRITERIA FOR DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AWARD

Distinguished Professor Award ($2500)

The Distinguished Professor Award recognizes a faculty member who has a fairly long tenure (10 or more years) and has demonstrated distinguished achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service, both separately and in an integrative manner, and must have been awarded formal and documented recognition in his or her area of academic specialization on a national or international level. Although extraordinary performance in only one of these three areas may be present, no nominee will be selected who has not also demonstrated distinguished performance in the other two areas.

Teaching: 

Documentation might include student and peer evaluations of classroom teaching, peer evaluation of instructional materials, documented evidence of innovative curriculum, methods, and technologies, and both KSU and external recognitions for outstanding teaching (e.g., awards, invitations to conduct workshops or make presentations). Documentation should preferably include internal and external peer-reviewed presentations or publications on innovative teaching.

Scholarship:

Applicants should have developed a substantial body of scholarship in their area of academic specialization. A nominee's scholarship may be collaborative, but his or her contribution must be clear and substantial. The scholarship may include refereed and invited publications, grants for the support of scholarship, invited and contributed presentations, exhibitions of creative work, inventions and patents, published software, etc. Further, the impact of the scholarship at a national or international level must be documented (e.g., awards, invited conference presentations or exhibitions, evidence of citations of and references to the nominee's work by others).

Service:

Service must evidence breadth beyond simply campus-based service. Service might include some combination of long-term institutional contributions and leadership at the departmental, college, and university-wide levels as well as service at the national or international level (e.g., holding offices in professional organizations, editing national and/or international journals, reviewing for professional journals, participation on committees in professional organizations, or volunteer work directly related to one's professional expertise). Nominees should document the impact and innovations of service at the institutional and national or international level (e.g., new policies or procedures adopted by a professional organization; new programs such as conferences or workshops, including evidence of their success).

Integration of Teaching, Research, and Service:

The applicant must address the innovative ways that he or she integrates teaching, scholarship, and service into his or her overall performance as a distinguished professor at the senior rank. Specific examples that illustrate such integration should be included (e.g., publications, materials that are developed and used for scholarship, teaching, and service). For example, a nominee may have adapted and incorporated information originally developed through his or her scholarship into both classroom teaching (e.g., an instructional module) and service (e.g., presentations to community or professional groups, consultation).

B3. AWARD CRITERIA FOR DISTINGUISHED COLLABORATION AWARD AND COLES COLLEGE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

*Once a faculty member has received the Distinguished Collaboration Award, he or she will not be eligible for the same award from Coles College for five years.

Distinguished Collaboration Award ($1500)

The applicant for the Distinguished Collaboration Award must identify ways they have collaborated via teaching, service, or scholarly activities with Coles College faculty or colleagues from other colleges that help promote KSU’s mission. Only Information for the last 5 years should be included. A joint application should be submitted if it features a single project involving multiple collaborators within the Coles College. 

Career Achievement Award ($3000)

The Career Achievement Award recognizes a faculty member’s overall career accomplishments and contributions to the Coles College and community. This award is to be given to faculty who have at least 20+years of record as a full-time faculty member at KSU and/or any other institution at the time of her/his nomination. Faculty should demonstrate exemplary career accomplishments during their time at KSU. Applicants may present documentation of exceptional career achievement in any of these activities: teaching, research, engagement, and service via classroom approaches, scholarship, and or a wide array of service and community effort.

The Career Achievement Award is only awarded once in a career lifetime.

B4. AWARD CRITERIA FOR GARY ROBERTS OUTSTANDING ADVISOR/COACH TO STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AWARD ($1500)

  • Performed actions that led to enhanced student experience.
  • Received overwhelming positive feedback regarding student experiences with the advisor.
  • Have spent significant time advising students.
  • Should demonstrate dedication, availability, and energy in their involvement with the student group.
  • Helps students learn through their involvement in the student group.
  • Valued and respected by the students involved in the student group.
  • Willingness to go the extra mile for students while upholding standards.
  • Degree to which students are followed to see whether they have followed the advice given to them.
  • Accuracy of advice provided.
  • Provide prompt responses to information requests.

General Note: Award applicants should disclose information on course releases or any other special support they received to accomplish deliverables directly related to their award application or project that is the central focus of their application. This will help the CFC in performing a fair evaluation of all the applicants.

AWARD PROCESS

  1. Applicants are to submit online a document that specifies how they qualify for the award. The submission must meet the following guidelines or it will be automatically rejected:
      • ALL Applicants are limited to five pages, single-sided.
      • Times New Roman, 12 point font
      • One inch margins at the top, bottom, and sides
      • Double spacing
      • DEADLINE: January 18, 2021
  2. In addition to availing faculty the opportunity to self-nominate, Department Chairs will be asked to submit their nominations for these awards.
  3. Applications will be forwarded to the appropriate DEPARTMENT CHAIR for review and input.
      • Completed by the Department Chair/Director by February 1, 2021
  4. The COLES FACULTY COMMITTEE will evaluate the applications and submit their determinations to the DEAN for the final determination of winners.
      • Submitted to the DEAN by February 12, 2021
  5. Award recipients will be announced by the DEAN
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