Faculty Handbook

31. Faculty Awards

Procedures

Two awards are given annually to faculty who have demonstrated professional excellence. These awards are voted on and presented at the end of the academic year at the Honor Awards Assembly. Faculty Senate will send out a notice to division chairs, deans, and the student senate advisor by February 15th asking for nominations and a biography for each nominee. On March 1sta second call for nominees will be sent out to all appropriate parties. All nominations must be submitted to faculty senate by March 15th. Voting for the awards will take place over a two- week time frame ending no later than April 7th. In case of a tie there will be a runoff election between those faculty. The runoff election will take place over a two- day period. Notification of voting dates will be posted on Moodle, the Baconian, and through campus e-mail.

 1.                                     The Dr. Walter Richard West Award is presented to the faculty who has demonstrated excellence in teaching. The faculty and the student senate nominate individuals for this award. Both faculty and the student body vote on this award.

 Criteria: The following criteria have been selected to determine the recipient of the Walter Richard West Award:

·         The faculty must be:

·         Current full-time teaching faculty,

·         Has demonstrated innovative teaching ability,

·         Has made significant contributions to the motivation and success of students,

·         Winners for the last three years are ineligible

Faculty voters are expected to choose from among their colleagues that individual who best exemplifies the criteria. In order for any nomination to receive full consideration, the voter must describe in specific detail how the nominee meets the criteria. Everyone is admonished to be sure to elaborate by giving concrete examples.

2.              The Teacher of the Year Award is presented to a faculty who has demonstrated all around excellence as a faculty. Individuals are nominated by and voted on solely by the faculty.

Criteria: The following criteria have been selected to determine the recipient of the Bacone Teacher of the Year:

The faculty member must be:

·         A full-time faculty member of Bacone College

·         Participate in at least one campus wide committee and may also sponsor a student organization

·         Demonstrate service to the institution

·         Winners for the last three years are ineligible

The honor of Faculty Marshal is bestowed upon the Teacher of the Year and in that capacity the faculty will lead faculty into various campus activities/ceremonies (i.e. Matriculation, Honors Assembly, and Commencement). In the event that the Teacher of the Year is unavailable the following procedure will be used to replace the Faculty Marshal for campus events:

a)      Previous year's Teacher of the Year Award recipient

b)      Current Dr. Walter Richard West Award recipient