Monday, November 23, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY NOMINATION APPLICATION FOR DISTINGUISHED FACULTY AWARDS San Francisco State University annually acknowledges outstanding faculty members for their extraordinary, meaningful, and lasting contributions in the areas of teaching, professional achievement, and service. Honorees receive a $4,000 stipend (pre-tax) for Excellence in Teaching awards, and a $3,000 stipend (pre-tax) for both the Excellence in Professional Achievement and Excellence in Service awards. In addition, honorees receive a commemorative plaque, and a certificate. (Please note: there will be two Excellence in Teaching awards: one for Tenured faculty, and one for Lecturers.) The awards were first instituted in 2007 and are designed to highlight the outstanding accomplishments of faculty members at San Francisco State University. By recognizing the achievements of our distinguished faculty in the areas of teaching, professional achievement and growth, and University service, we celebrate the climate of excellence that we create together. NOMINATOR: (The nominator should be a full-time faculty member at San Francisco State University.) NOMINATOR’S TITLE: PHONE: E-MAIL ADDRESS: I NOMINATE THE APPLICANT BELOW (nominator’s signature required) (Nominator’s Signature) (Date) NOMINEE: (Only one nominee per application please.) NOMINEE’S TITLE: DEPARTMENT: COLLEGE: ___________________ EMAIL: PHONE: CATEGORY (check the applicable category – please select only one): EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD (TENURED) EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD (LECTURER) EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD I ACCEPT THIS NOMINATION (required – please obtain nominee’s signature) (Nominee’s Signature) (Date) Nomination and Award Process Nominations will be solicited annually during the Fall semester via publication in the SF State Campus Memo, email notifications, flyers and other media. Nominations may be submitted by full-time SF State faculty only. Nomination materials must include: (1) a nomination form which requires the signature of the nominator, and the nominee confirming that he/she accepts the nomination; (2) a one-page cover letter from the nominator highlighting the accomplishments of the nominee; (3) up to five pages of additional documentation which describe in detail how the nomination fits the selection criteria of the particular award; (4) the nominee’s comprehensive curriculum vitae; (5) up to three letters of recommendation; (6) and for the teaching-award nominee, a one-page summary of student-evaluation scores for at least the past five years. All nomination material should be submitted in an electronic format (the nomination form and supporting materials can be compiled into one PDF file). All applications should be emailed to the Academic Senate Office (firstname.lastname@example.org), and cc’d to Emily Goldstein (email@example.com), no later than 4 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2016. Applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Honors and Awards Committee and the winners will be announced at the last Senate meeting of the academic year (May). A formal presentation of the awards will be made at the All University Faculty Meeting at the beginning of the following academic year (August). Award Criteria Nominees for the Excellence in Teaching Award (Tenured), Excellence in Professional Achievement Award, and Excellence in Service Award must be full-time tenured faculty members who have completed at least five years of continuous full-time service at SF State. Deans, administrators, and previous winners of this award are ineligible. Nominees for the Excellence in Teaching Award (Lecturer) must be faculty members who have completed at least five years of teaching service. The successful candidate for each award will have a record of sustained and continuous excellence. Supporting materials from the nominator should clearly provide evidence of the following criteria for each award: Excellence in Teaching Award (Tenured) • Consistently excellent teaching effectiveness. • Creation of an academic environment that fosters student learning, achievement and enthusiasm. • Positive impact on students. • Implementation of innovative approaches to teaching. • Contributions to improved instruction and curriculum. Excellence in Teaching Award (Lecturer) • Consistently excellent teaching effectiveness. • Creation of an academic environment that fosters student learning, achievement and enthusiasm. • Positive impact on students. • Implementation of innovative approaches to teaching. • Contributions to improved instruction and curriculum. Excellence in Professional Achievement Award • Evidence of wide acceptance and/or publication of the nominee’s work by individuals who have an overarching perspective of the candidate’s contributions and achievements. For scholarship: • A sustained record of publication in peer-reviewed journals, research monographs, and/or texts. • A sustained record of presentations at national or international conferences. • A successful record of intramural and/or extramural funding. For creative works: • A sustained record of excellence in creative activity appropriate for the specific field or discipline such as exhibitions, shows, performances, productions, and stage work. • A record demonstrating evidence of critical reviews, inclusion of works in permanent collections, retrospectives, and other forms of peer or public recognition. Excellence in Service Award For service to the Campus: • Leadership in addressing important institutional issues. • Distinction in the quality of service to the institution, at the departmental, college, University, or CSU system-wide level. For service to the Community: • Leadership which enhances the community's (local, regional, state, national, or international) well-being, and the relationship between the University and the community. • Distinction in service to one’s profession and/or professional organizations. Deadline: All nomination materials should be submitted in electronic format to the Academic Senate Office (firstname.lastname@example.org), and cc’d to Emily Goldstein (email@example.com), by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016.