Academic Affairs Seeks Nominations for Awards

Ferris State University is seeking nominations for awards that will be presented at the 2012 Academic Affairs Awards Recognition event.

Academic Scholar Award – This annual award recognizes a member of the academic community who has demonstrated excellence in research, inquiry and/or scholarship. Ferris State University embraces a broad definition of scholarship that includes emphasis on discovery, integration, application and teaching. Recipients will receive a plaque and monetary award of $1500. Nominations are due by Feb. 17, 2012.

Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award – This annual award recognizes an adjunct member of Ferris faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching. Recipients will receive a plaque and a monetary award of $1,500.  Nominations are due by Feb. 17, 2012.

Distinguished Service Award – This award is conferred upon a faculty member who serves the community through activities such as leadership in departmental college and/or university committees; participation in activities that contribute to the well-being of the institution; leadership position in local, regional, state, national or international professional organizations; and mentoring colleagues and students. Recipients will receive a plaque and a monetary award of $1,500. Nominations are due by Feb. 17, 2012.

Distinguished Teaching Award – This award is symbolic of the appreciation of the Ferris faculty for their dedication to and excellence in teaching.  Tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible for nomination. Recipients receive a monetary award of $2,500. Nominations were due to the Academic Senate by Oct. 26, 2011.

Diversity Enhancement Award – This award is conferred upon a faculty or staff member who demonstrates a significant commitment to enhancing diversity and harmonious relationships at Ferris State University. Recipients will receive a plaque and a monetary award of $1,500. Nominations are due by Feb. 17, 2012.

Excellence in Course Assessment Award – This award is available in each college based on excellence in use of assessment data in a course to improve student learning.  All faculty members are encouraged to apply, and groups may apply as long as it is in regard to one course being assessed. A $500 award is available in each college to be given to an individual or split between faculty members who teach a course as a group. Nominations are due by Feb. 17, 2012.

International Educator Award – Faculty and students are invited to nominate a member of the faculty for International Educator of the Year. Individuals who are nominated should exemplify a level of involvement in international activities. Recipients will receive a $1,500 honorarium. Nominations are due by Feb. 17, 2012.

Outstanding Academic Advisor Award – This award annually recognizes an academic advisor who has demonstrated excellence in such areas as providing superior service to students and/or developing innovative advising strategies and tools. Recipients will receive a plaque and a monetary award of $1,500. Nominations are due by Feb. 17, 2012.  

Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award – This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the academic and/or personal lives of first-year students. This award is open to faculty and staff in all areas of the University. Recipients will receive a plaque and a $1,500 monetary award. Nominations are due by Jan. 27, 2012.

For more information about the Academic Affairs Awards, including past winners, visit here.

Last updated: 06-07-2013