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2018-2019 COAS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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COAS Excellence Awards Nominations

Each Award requires a letter of support (300-word limit)

 

Student Awards

 

Outstanding Senior Award 

 

The award is based on student accomplishments and is not limited solely to GPA. In their materials, the applicant should address their accomplishments in the areas of Academics; Intellectual, Literary and Artistic Contributions; Service; and Leadership. Up to one award will be given for STEM, Humanities, Performing and Fine Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences each for a total of four awards. Each award recipient will receive $200 for professional development.

 

Required Materials for Outstanding Senior Award

 

From Nominee: a one-page summary and CV/resume

 

From Nominator: letter of support (300-word limit)

 

Outstanding Undergraduate Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity Award  

 

The award is based on student accomplishments in their respective field, including, but not limited to, conference presentations, performances, publications, exhibitions, etc. The materials should provide context for the level of accomplishments.  Up to one award will be given for STEM, Humanities, Performing and Fine Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences each for a total of four awards. Each award recipient will receive $200 for professional development.


Required Materials for Outstanding Undergraduate Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity Award:

 

From Nominee: a one-page summary and CV/resume

 

From Nominator: letter of support (300-word limit)

 

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

 

The committee will select one awardee based on their intellectual, literary and artistic contributions, academic performance, service and leadership while working towards a Master’s degree. The award recipient will receive $200 for professional development.

Required Materials for Outstanding Graduate Student Award

 

From Nominee: a one-page summary and CV/resume

 

From Nominator: letter of support (300-word limit)

 

Faculty Awards

 

Outstanding Early Career Teaching Award

 

One awardee will be selected from the College of Arts & Sciences for outstanding performance in teaching. Only tenure-track faculty who have not yet submitted their tenure application, but have been at UNA for at least 24 months, are eligible. Nominees should submit materials documenting their accomplishments as a teacher, with a particular focus on their accomplishments while at UNA. No appendices or materials other than those requested will be considered.  Nominees should include a summary of course evaluations in their portfolio. The award recipient will receive $200 for professional development.

 

Required Materials for Outstanding Early Career Teaching Award

 

From Nominee: a one-page CV and an up to 5-page summary portfolio

 

From Nominator: letter of support (300-word limit)

 

Outstanding Early Career Research Award

 

One awardee will be selected from the College of Arts & Sciences for outstanding intellectual, literary and artistic contributions.  Only tenure-track faculty who have not yet submitted their tenure application, but have been at UNA for at least 12 months, are eligible.  Nominees should submit materials documenting their intellectual, literary and artistic contributions, with a particular focus on their accomplishments while at UNA.  No appendices or materials other than those requested will be considered. The award recipient will receive $200 for professional development.

Required Materials for Outstanding Early Career Research Award

 

From Nominee: a one-page CV and an up to 5-page summary portfolio

 

From Nominator: letter of support (300-word limit)

 

Outstanding Faculty Award

 

One awardee will be selected from the College of Arts & Sciences based on outstanding performance in teaching, intellectual, literary and artistic contributions, and service.  Nominees should submit materials documenting their accomplishments in the areas of teaching, intellectual, literary and artistic contributions, and service, with a focus on the 2017-2018 academic year.  Nominees should include a summary of course evaluations in their portfolio. No appendices or materials other than those requested will be considered. The award recipient will receive $200 for professional development.


Required Materials for Outstanding Faculty Award

 

From Nominee: a one-page CV and an up to 5-page summary portfolio

 

From Nominator: letter of support (300-word limit)

 

Outstanding Department Chair Award

 

The office of the Dean will select one awardee from the College of Arts & Sciences based on outstanding performance and leadership as a department chair. Nominees should submit materials documenting their accomplishments as department chair, with a focus on the 2017-2018 academic year. No appendices or materials other than those requested will be considered. Each award recipient will receive $200 for professional development.
 

Required Materials for Outstanding Department Chair Award

 

From Nominee: a one-page CV and an up to 5-page summary portfolio

 

From Nominator: letter of support (300-word limit)

 

Outstanding Innovations in Teaching Award

 

One awardee will be selected from the College of Arts & Sciences based on outstanding innovation in teaching.  The committee will place a particular emphasis on the innovative use of technology in the classroom. Nominees should submit materials documenting their accomplishments and innovation in teaching, with a focus on the 2017-2018 academic year. Nominees should include a summary of course evaluations in their portfolio. No appendices or materials other than those requested will be considered. The award recipient will receive $200 for professional development.

 

Required Materials for Innovations in Teaching Award

 

From Nominee: a one-page CV and an up to 5-page summary portfolio

 

From Nominator: letter of support (300-word limit)

 

Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award


One awardee will be selected from the College of Arts & Sciences based on outstanding teaching.  Nominees should submit materials documenting their accomplishments in teaching with a focus on the 2017-2018 academic year.  No appendices or materials other than those requested will be considered.  Nominees should include a summary of course evaluations in their portfolio. Each award recipient will receive $200 for professional development.

Required Materials for Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award

 

From Nominee: a one-page CV and an up to 5-page summary portfolio

 

From Nominator: letter of support (300-word limit)

 

Staff Awards

 

Outstanding Staff Award


Awarded to a staff member in the College that has gone above and beyond their job requirements during the past year.  Nominees should submit materials that cite specific examples of excellence that could include service, initiative, leadership and contributions to faculty and student success with a focus on the 2017-2018 academic year. 

 

Required Materials for Outstanding Staff Award

 

From Nominee: no materials needed

 

From Nominator: letter of support (300-word limit)

 

Department Awards

 

Student Advocacy Award

 

Recognition for the department excelling in support of student success, including, but not limited to, excellent advising, student participation in internships or other summer programs, student-centered department culture, etc. Each award recipient will receive $200 for professional development.

 

Required Materials for Student Advocacy Award

 

From Nominator: letter of support (300-word limit)

 

Community Involvement and Outreach Award


Recognition for the department excelling in service and outreach activities in the community.  

Required Materials for Community Involvement and Outreach Award

 

From Nominator: letter of support (300-word limit)

 

 

Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Award


Recognition for the department that best promotes cultural diversity and inclusion, including, but not limited to, international outreach, cultural diversity within faculty or student groups, including studies of other cultures into curriculum, study abroad opportunities, etc.

 

Required Materials for Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Award

 

From Nominator: letter of support (300-word limit)

 

 

This submission form is due February 1, 2019. Please include emails of all nominees, your email, and letters of support in the appropriate fields.

Failure to submit the nominee's email and/or letter of support will result in disqualification.
 
Once the submission form and letter of support is received, the nominees will receive an email with a link to where they can upload their materials.  Nominees will be given a deadline of 4:30 pm, February 12, 2019 to submit the required materials.    

 

A past awardee of the Outstanding Faculty Award, Outstanding Department Chair Award, Outstanding Innovation in Teaching, Outstanding Adjunct Award, Outstanding Staff Award or any Department Award is not eligible to be nominated for the respective award for a period of five years.  Each Early Career Award can be won only once.

 

You may nominate a student or faculty member in the following award categories.

 

You can download the submission form HERE.

 

All submission forms and supporting materials should be sent to: coasawards@una.edu

 

The COAS Excellence Awards date TBA.