College Excellence Awards

The 2016-17 College Excellence Awards will be held on Friday, April 7, 2016.

 

The College of Communication and Information will be accepting nominations from faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the College for our College Excellence Awards.

The nomination forms will be available online from February 3 - February 17, 2017.

Click here for the 2016-2017 nomination form 

 

The 2015-16 College Excellence Awards were held on Friday, April 22, 2016.

 

College Awards

 

The winners can be found in the individual categories below.  

Faculty Teaching Excellence Award - read more - past winners
Faculty Research Award - read more  - past winners
Faculty Community Service Award - read more - past winners
Graduate Teaching Assistant Award - read more - past winners
Outstanding Staff Award - read more - past winners
Outstanding CI Advisor Award - read more - past winners
Friend of the College Award - read more - past winners
Outstanding Alumnus Award - read more  - past winners

Nominations and Selection: Nominations are accepted from alumni, faculty, staff and students. Award recipients are selected by the College’s Faculty and Staff Councils. A formal notification and announcement will be made by the Office of the Dean.  


Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Excellence in teaching is a multi-faceted achievement and it requires not only mastery of subject matter, but awareness of current developments, and a vision of what is to come. It requires the ability to communicate that knowledge to students in ways, which foster understanding, intellectual growth, and a broadening of perspectives. It requires a commitment to igniting respect for the discipline and a desire to uphold the values and ethics of the discipline. It requires a never-ending quest to stay attuned to student needs, concerns, and interests. It requires discipline to challenge students with robust, diverse assignments, which demand thorough, thoughtful evaluation by the teacher. Excellence in teaching is championed and honored by the College of Communication and Information through its annual Teaching Excellence Award. We present one award to a full-time faculty member and the second award to a graduate teaching assistant. The award consists of a plaque, $350 in cash, recognition at the College Awards and Recognition Dinner, and the recipient is eligible for a supplemental salary award as outlined in the Wethington Faculty Incentive Plan.

Eligibility: The Award is open to any current full-time faculty member of the College. This includes faculty with administrative appointments such as the Director, Department Chair or Associate Dean. The Dean of the College is not eligible.
 

Faculty Research Award

This award recognizes a faculty member or members who have achieved a record of noteworthy achievements in research since joining the College, or since last receiving this award, whichever is most recent. Nominations should enumerate the achievements in this period, and explain how each contributes to the nominee’s program of scholarship. Please include a brief description of the research conducted and an explanation of importance to the College or to their field of expertise. The award winner will receive a $350 cash prize, a plaque, and recognition at the College Awards and Recognition Dinner and may be eligible for a salary supplement as outlined in the Wethington Faculty Incentive Plan.

Eligibility: All regular full-time faculty members of the College are eligible for nomination for this award. Former award recipients are also eligible to receive the award. This includes faculty with administrative appointments such as Director, Department Chair or Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. The Dean of the College is not eligible.
 

Faculty Community Service Award

This award recognizes achievements by our faculty in service to our community. The nomination must include a brief description of the community service work and its relation to the college and university mission. The award winner will receive a $350 cash prize and a plaque. The award winner may be eligible for a supplemental award as outlined in the Wethington Faculty Incentive Plan, if there is no faculty member or members who have won a national or international award during the previous year.

Eligibility: All regular full-time faculty of the College are eligible for nomination. This includes faculty with administrative appointments such as Director, Department Chair or Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. The Dean of the College is not eligible.
 

Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Excellence in teaching is a multi-faceted achievement and it requires not only mastery of subject matter, but awareness of current developments, and a vision of what is to come. It requires the ability to communicate that knowledge to students in ways, which foster understanding, intellectual growth, and a broadening of perspectives. It requires a commitment to igniting respect for the discipline and a desire to uphold the values and ethics of the discipline. It requires a never-ending quest to stay attuned to student needs, concerns, and interests. It requires discipline to challenge students with robust, diverse assignments, which demand thorough, thoughtful evaluation by the teacher. Excellence in teaching is championed and honored by the College of Communication and Information through its annual Teaching Excellence Award. We present one award to a full-time faculty member and the second award to a graduate teaching assistant. The award consists of a plaque, $200 in cash, and recognition at the annual College and Recognition Ceremony and Dinner. The recipient is not eligible for the supplemental salary award as outlined in the Wethington Faculty Incentive Plan.

Eligibility: Current M.A. or Ph.D. students with a full-time appointment in teaching or graduate students with a university fellowship who teach one course on a part-time basis are eligible for the award for teaching excellence by a graduate student.
 

*NEW* Outstanding CI Advisor Award

New this year, there will be an award recognizing the critical role played by advisors in fostering academic achievement, clear pathways to graduation, and meaningful engagement on campus and in the community. The award consists of a plaque, $350 in cash, and will be presented annually to recognize contributions of advising in our students' success.

Eligibility: Any full-time college employee, faculty or staff, with significant academic advising responsibilities as assigned by their DOE/JAQ.
 

Outstanding Staff Award

New this year, there will be two different outstanding staff awards designed to recognize both classifications of employment: exempt (salaried employees on monthly payroll) and non-exempt (hourly employees on bi-weekly payroll). These awards are presented annually and recognize outstanding work and contributions by a staff member in each classification. The award winners receive a plaque recognizing his/her service as well as a stipend of $350.

Eligibility: These awards are available to all full-time employees (STEPS or any temporarily employeed personnel are not eligible).

Friend of the College Award

The nominee must provide support to the College or one of its units by volunteering, providing internships or by their involvement in programs supported by the College or one of its units. The award winner will receive a plaque and is recognized at the College’s Awards and Recognition Dinner.

Eligibility: The nominee does not have to be an alumnus of the College of Communication and Information.
 

Outstanding Alumnus Award

This award is presented annually to an outstanding alumnus of the College of Communication and Information. The nominee must have achieved success in their career and support the mission of the College.

Eligibility: The nominee must be an alumnus of the College of Communication and Information.