At the Tuesday, May 2, 2023, College of Arts and Sciences Meeting, certificates were presented to recipients of the 2023 A&S College Awards. There were eight awards available this year, and each of them comes with a monetary prize for professional development.
Maxwell Schoenfeld Award
Recipient: Jessica Miller, Languages
Recipients of this award have demonstrated a commitment to the institution, achievement in scholarship and/or potential, excellence in teaching, and a commitment to student life. The monetary prize is provided to benefit research and teaching as determined by the recipient.
Janis Annette Haywood Faculty Development Fund Award
Recipient: Elena Casey, Languages
This award is in recognition of faculty contributions to student success. Awards support faculty development projects and initiatives, especially in the areas of assisting faculty in enhancing their teaching skills, engaging in high impact practices with students, and/or advancing their scholarly activities in the context of contributing to student success.
Career Excellence in Teaching Award
Recipient: Crispin Pierce, Public Health and Environmental Studies
This award identifies and honors a member of the College of Arts and Sciences faculty or instructional academic staff with a sustained record of at least fifteen years of highly effective teaching. The awardee demonstrates the ability and practice of motivating students and encouraging active learning; developing and assessing effective teaching methods and curricula; organizing learning experiences that enhance student learning and development; engaging students in high-impact practices; staying current with scholarship in their field; leading campus and/or professional dialogue on teaching and learning; and serving as a leader and mentor in teaching.
Excellence in Teaching Award
Recipient: Cathy Rex, English
Recipients of this award have demonstrated their commitment and excellence in teaching. Evidence of high-quality teaching may include but is not limited to using innovative teaching techniques, informed evaluations of colleagues, student performance/accomplishments, additional activities directed to the intellectual stimulation of students, colleagues, University community, or other local, regional or national constituencies.
Excellence in Research or Creative Activity Award
Recipient: Patti Cleary, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Recipients of this award have demonstrated their commitment and excellence in research or creative activity. Evidence of research/creative activity excellence may include but is not limited to Publications of books/articles in refereed journals, successful external grant funding, patents, exhibitions at museums and galleries, recitals and performances of international or national prominence, Invited/delivered papers to regional, national, and international conferences and professional agencies or institutions, or awards or critical recognition.
Outstanding Instructional Staff Award
Recipient: Meghan Licon, Languages
Recipients of this award have demonstrated themselves as outstanding IAS faculty. Evidence of excellence may include but is not limited to be demonstrating high-quality teaching, student mentorship, outstanding service (when appropriate), and overall contributions to the well-being of the department.
Outstanding Non-Instructional Staff Award
Recipient: Vicki Schafer, Languages
Recipients of this award have demonstrated exceptional service to the department, college, and/or university. Evidence of excellence may include but is not limited to service to the college or university outside of normal job expectations, and contributions to the overall well-being of the department.
Exemplary Colleague Award
Recipient: Derek Gingerich, Biology
Recipients of this award have distinguished themselves as outstanding colleagues in a department or the college. Evidence may include but is not limited to a demonstrated commitment to a positive working environment, providing mentorship to new employees, and assisting colleagues on projects or collegial coverage.