College Faculty Awards Criteria

Each fall the College of Humanities and Social Sciences calls for nominations of HSS faculty to receive excellence awards for teaching, scholarship, and advising and service. With each award the recipient receives $500 for professional development. The College recognizes the recipients at the annual College Honors Convocation.

Faculty Awards

 

Criteria for Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Demonstrates consistently the ability to inspire students to achieve their greatest potential and has the capacity for instilling in them a true dedication to learning.
  • Serves as a formal and informal role model for achieving teaching excellence.
    Contributes demonstrably to the knowledge base relevant to achieving effective, quality instruction.
  • Directs or takes major responsibility for curriculum developments having a demonstrably significant impact on the academic program.
  • Directs or takes major responsibility for developing new academic degree programs.
  • Develops new instructional strategies/approaches having demonstrably significant impact on the University or program-wide instruction.  This may include courses taught through UNC Extended Studies and courses taught during the academic year, interim session, and/or the summer.
  • Creates exceptional or innovative opportunities for student placement and demonstrates creative supervision of practice, internships, and field studies.
  • Directs student research, performances, and creative endeavors of demonstrably high quality.
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Criteria for College Scholar Award

  • Original scholarly research activities or consulting, the product of which makes a significant, well recognized contribution to the discipline.
  • Creative efforts (concerts, recitals, performances, exhibits, recordings, films, and other professional activities) which contribute to the discipline as acknowledged by critical reviews from reputable sources outside the immediate university community.
  • Professional contributions to learned societies/organizations which make a significant, well recognized contribution to the discipline or field.
  • Successful development or implementation of externally sponsored projects of a scope which make a significant, well recognized contribution to the knowledge base of the discipline or the quality and vitality of University programs.
  • Leadership roles in continuing education and peer professions which demonstrate exceptional competence.
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Criteria for Excellence in Advising and Service Award

  • Contributes service that has a significant impact on the quality or vitality of the College, University, community, profession, or society.
  • Exhibits a major leadership role with respect to the quality, vitality and role of the profession or discipline at the state, regional, or national levels.
  • Consistently exceeds unit expectations/requirements with respect to advising students.
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Criteria for Excellence in Academic Leadership Award

This award may be bestowed on occasions when special recognition of faculty leadership is merited. Nominations for the award are made to the dean by the College Leadership Council.

  • Takes major responsibility for internal planning, development and governance activities which demonstrably enhance the quality, vitality, or mission of the College.
  • Serves as a role model for faculty members
  • Promotes the professional development both of individuals within the program area and among the collective whole
  • Performs routine responsibilities and tasks efficiently, effectively, and fairly.
  • Demonstrates academic leadership in the broader College and University context, beyond advancement of his/her own discipline.
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