General University Award Information
If you know of colleagues that are doing amazing work with teaching, research, or engagement, please consider nominating them for one of the 2022-2023 faculty awards. All nominations are due by 5:00 pm on September 15, 2021, and the nomination survey will be open soon. Please submit your nominations as soon as possible to allow nominees sufficient time to develop and submit their portfolios for review by selection committees.
In order for nominees to have sufficient time to prepare a portfolio, nominators are strongly encouraged to inform nominees that their names have been submitted for consideration for an award and direct them to the appropriate guidelines.
- September 15, 2022: Award nominations due (see guidelines specific to each award).
- October 1, 2022: Nominees contacted by OFE with instructions for portfolio. Nominators are encouraged to tell nominees prior to this date and point them to the appropriate award guidelines (found on the Faculty Senate Academic Awards Committee website).
- November 1, 2022: Letter of nomination due to firstname.lastname@example.org by the nominator (unless a different date is specified on award guidelines).
- March – April 2022: Award Ceremonies
- Please review the guidelines for each award prior to submitting a nomination and contact Sarah Williams (328-1101) or Rachel Baker (328-6537) with questions. Guidelines for each award can be found below and on the Faculty Senate Academic Awards Committee website.
- The information requested on the nomination survey is listed below. The survey is due by 5:00 pm September 15, 2022.
- Nominating early (and informing nominees of the nomination) is strongly encouraged.
- A formal letter of nomination is due November 1, 2022. It is the nominator’s responsibility to gather and submit the letter of nomination (not the nominee’s).
- Please tell the nominees that you have submitted (or will be submitting) their name as a candidate for an award as soon as possible and point them to the appropriate guidelines for creating a portfolio.
- Some awards designate who may nominate a candidate. Please ensure the nomination comes from the correct person in your college.
- Some awards limit the number of faculty from each college who can be nominated. Please ensure your nomination is within those guidelines.
- Please ensure the person you plan to nominate aligns with the guidelines for the award. For example, some awards are only available to tenured faculty.
- While faculty may be recommended for more than one university teaching award, nominated faculty may only accept the nomination and submit a portfolio for one university teaching award in a given year. This excludes Five-Year and Lifetime Achievement, Scholarship of Engagement, and Scholar-Teacher awards.
Information Requested on the Qualtrics Nomination Form
- Nominator Information: name, email address, phone number, position
- Nominee Information: name, faculty rank, email address, faculty status and years at ECU, award category, college, academic coded unit
(Note: The “rationale” section formerly in the survey has been removed.)
Resources for Submitting Your Award Portfolio
- Writing Your Teaching Philosophy Statement
- Reference Guide for Submitting Awards Portfolios in Faculty180 Reviews
- Request an official ECU Headshot
Two information sessions will be held prior to the application deadline. These sessions will provide general information about the nomination/application process, and primarily serve as an opportunity for responding to questions.
- Information Session for Nominators – August 30th (View the Recording)
- Information Session for Nominees – September 19th 10:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Award Information and Faculty Senate Guidelines
Basic information for the Faculty Senate awards are provided below. Please consult the Faculty Senate Academic Awards Committee website for the full official guidelines for each award.
- Five-Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards
- Up to two five-year and two lifetime awards given. Nominations due via the Qualtrics form by September 15. Formal nomination letter due by November 1. Complete nomination packet due from nominee by November 1. (Note: These awards do not fall under the single nomination guideline.)
- University Scholarship of Engagement Award
- One award given. Nominations due via Qualtrics by September 15. Formal Nomination Letter due by November 1. Complete portfolio from nominee due by November 1. (Note: This award does not fall under the single nomination guideline.)
- The Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching
- One award given. Nomination due via Qualtrics by September 15. Formal Nomination Letter due by November 1. Portfolio from nominee due November 1.
- The Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Awards
- Six awards given. Nominations due via Qualtrics by September 15. Formal Nomination Letter due by November 1. Portfolios from nominees due by November 1.
- Max Ray Joyner Award for Outstanding Teaching in Distance Education
- One award given. Nominations due via Qualtrics by September 15. One award given. Nomination due via Qualtrics by September 15. Formal Nomination Letter due by November 1. Portfolio from nominee due November 1.
- ECU Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Awards and Robert L. Jones Teaching Award
- University Service-Learning Teaching Excellence Award
- One award given. Nominations due via Qualtrics by September 15. One award given. Formal Nomination Letter due by September 15. Portfolio from nominee due November 1.
- ECU Scholar-Teacher Awards
- Colleges select their Scholar-Teacher(s) according to guidelines provided by the Provost and developed by the individual colleges/schools. The names of selected recipients may be entered on the Qualtrics nomination form or emailed/mailed to the OFE. The names of selected Scholar-Teachers are due from each College Dean’s office by December 1 via email (email@example.com). (Note: This award does not fall under the single nomination guideline.)