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University Seeks Nominations for 2015 Academic Affairs Awards

Ferris State UniversityFerris State University is seeking nominations for the 2015 Academic Affairs Awards.

Awards are listed below:

Academic Scholar Award– This 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. 20, 2015.

Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award– This award recognizes an adjunct 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. 20, 2015.

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 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. 20, 2015.

Distinguished Teaching Award– This award is symbolic of the appreciation of the Ferris faculty for their dedication to and excellence in teaching. Only tenured faculty members are eligible for nomination. Recipients receive a monetary award of $2,500.Nominationswere dueto the Academic Senate by Oct. 27, 2014. Due to a lack of nominations, this award will not be given this year.

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. 20, 2015.

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. 20, 2015.

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. 20, 2015.

Outstanding Academic Advisor Award – This award 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. 20, 2015.

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 Feb. 20, 2015.

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