Provost Office now accepting faculty award nominations

Category:  News
Monday, November 23rd, 2020 at 12:35 PM

Every academic year, Edinboro University celebrates three carefully selected faculty members, giving out awards for teacher, scholar, and advisor of the year. Faculty, staff and students are all eligible to submit nominations for the three categories. Your selection is due by Dec. 4.  

Anyone wishing to nominate faculty must fill out the appropriate form and provide specific examples of that nominee’s outstanding qualities. The forms can be found on the university’s Faculty Recognition Program web page. You’re permitted to nominate more than one faculty member, but separate nomination forms are required for each. 

Requirements for the teaching award include (numbered elements are directly quoted from Faculty Recognition Program web page): 

  1. Consistently exhibits exemplary teaching skills
  2. Presents a well-developed personal philosophy of teaching
  3. Demonstrates mastery of the discipline

The criteria also states that nominees must be tenured, tenure-track or regular part-time in order to be considered. 

Requirements for the scholar award include: 

  1. Regularly publishes or presents peer-reviewed or juried scholarship or creative work
  2. Continuing record of commitment to scholarship
  3. Awarded external funding to support a scholarly agenda
  4. Makes important contributions to his or her field
  5. Recognized by professional organizations for his or her scholarship

Requirements for the advisor award include:

  1. Consistently exhibits exemplary advising skills
  2. Presents a well-developed personal philosophy of advising
  3. Demonstrably contributes to student success, persistence, and completion

The criteria also notes that non-teaching faculty members can be considered for this last award.

Completed forms are due to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs by Dec. 4. Applications submitted late will not be accepted. After careful consideration by the provost and EU president, the winner for each award will be notified via a letter and encouraged to attend the 2021 spring convocation ceremony for public recognition. Last year's winners can be found here.

Julia Carden is a staff writer for The Spectator. She can be reached at

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