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The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will sponsor the 20th annual recognition of the faculty excellence in Virginia's colleges and universities by selecting twelve faculty members for a 2006 Outstanding Faculty Award.

Winners will receive a $5,000 stipend, from funding provided by Dominion Foundation, and will be honored by the General Assembly and at an awards ceremony with the Governor, scheduled in February 2006.

Seventeen Old Dominion faculty members have been selected as Outstanding Faculty Award winners since 1991.

The University's Outstanding Faculty Awards Committee is seeking your help in identifying candidates for the eight regular nominations allocated to Old Dominion for the 2006 program and one "rising star" award. A "rising star" nominee must have less than six years of service as a faculty member and must be in at least his/her third year of service at a Virginia institution. In addition, one of the nominees will be designated for a "teaching with technology" award.

The award criteria indicates that the successful candidate should have a record as a faculty member in Virginia that strongly reflects the mission of his/her institution and demonstrates superior accomplishments in the following areas of teaching: discovery, integration of knowledge, and service.

SCHEV's selection committee has given preference to nominees who are outstanding in teaching and have made significant contributions in research and service. With regard to teaching, the committee looks for nominees whose outstanding performance has already been recognized by teaching awards and supported by student and colleague testimony and by student evaluations. In the area of research, preference has been given to those who have published books and received significant grants, in addition to a substantial record of published articles and paper presentations.

For service, preference seems to be given to nominees who have significant records of professional and community service. In recent years, the integration of technology with instruction has also become an important factor.

All faculty and administrators are encouraged to nominate their full-time faculty colleagues for this important statewide recognition program. In order to nominate a faculty member for the Outstanding Faculty Award, please submit the following materials (one original and six (6) copies) to David Hager, Special Assistant to the Provost, Office of Academic Affairs, Room 220 Koch Hall by Monday, Aug. 15:

1. A letter that addresses the nominee's qualifications for the award
2. Copy of his/her current curriculum vitae
3. Quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations (for the past two years)
4. Letter of endorsement from the nominee's dean
5. Any additional materials that demonstrate the nominee's accomplishments

This article was posted on: July 25, 2005

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