ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE: FACULTY AND STAFF AWARDS

Nominations for the following must be submitted to the provost (Academic Affairs Office, Cleveland Hall 519).  Nomination due date is the first Monday in March each year.

President's Award for Excellence in Academic Advisement

President's Award for Excellence in Advancement of Equity and Campus Diversity

President's Award for Excellence in Faculty and Staff Mentoring

President's Award for Excellence in Librarianship

President's Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creativity

President's Award for Excellence in Service to the College

President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

President's Award for Excellence as an Undergraduate Research Mentor

President's Award for Career Achievement for Faculty

President's Award for Career Achievement for Professional Staff

 

The President's Award for Excellence in Academic Advisement will be presented annually to a maximum of four faculty or staff who have been determined to demonstrate those qualities associated with outstanding academic advisement of students.  A maximum of three advisors will be recommended from departmental advisors and a maximum of one advisor will be recommended from uncommitted student advisors each year.  Good advising - like good teaching, publication, and research - needs to be recognized as a significant aspect of faculty responsibility.  A major goal related to the establishment of these awards is to encourage wider support and recognition of the importance of academic advising at Buffalo State College. { guidelines and nomination form }

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The President’s Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Equity and Campus Diversity will be given annually to an individual, group, department, or program that has made significant and extraordinary contributions to the equity and diversity of the college. This award reflects the mission statement adopted by the college in 1998, which includes the goal of empowerment of a diverse population of students to succeed in a challenging world. Strategic directions adopted subsequently commit the campus "to create a nurturing environment for a diverse campus community." This award will support and provide recognition to individuals who advance equity and diversity on our campus, while emphasizing the importance of equity and diversity to our academic community. { guidelines and nomination form }

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The President’s Award for Excellence in Faculty and Staff Mentoring will be presented annually to a maximum of two individuals—one faculty and one staff member—who demonstrate those qualities associated with outstanding mentoring of new faculty and staff. Good mentoring needs to be recognized as a significant aspect of faculty and staff responsibility within or outside the department. A major goal related to the establishment of these awards is to encourage wider support and recognition of the importance of faculty and staff mentoring at Buffalo State College.  { guidelines and nomination form }

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The President's Award for Excellence in Librarianship is designed to recognize and reward one individual each year for excellence in professional achievement. The individual who receives this award will have demonstrated excellence in the performance of his/her professional duties as a librarian for at least two full years at Buffalo State College prior to his/her nomination. { guidelines and nomination form }

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The President's Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creativity is designed to provide incentives, rewards, and a public forum to acknowledge faculty and staff who have attained excellence in research, scholarship, or creative activity.  Up to four awards will be given each year. { guidelines and nomination form }

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The President's Award for Excellence in Service to the College. Faculty, professional, clerical, and support staff can enrich the college environment by repeatedly seeking to improve themselves, the campus, and ultimately, the State University. This award seeks to recognize those individuals who perform extraordinary service in areas such as governance, administration, or outreach of the college by consistently exhibiting excellence in the performance of their duties and/or making extraordinary contributions to the college beyond their obligations. { guidelines and nomination form }

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The President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Most institutions of higher education value effective teaching and consider it to be a criteria for continued employment and promotion. Few institutions, however, have local mechanisms to recognize and reward the professor who consistently demonstrates excellence in teaching and classroom management.  Effective teaching should be publicly recognized and rewarded; and, thus, the overall objective of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching will be to publicly acknowledge and reward those individuals who consistently demonstrate effective teaching. { guidelines and nomination form }

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The President’s Award for Excellence as an Undergraduate Research Mentor. The President’s Award for Excellence as an Undergraduate Research Mentor will be presented annually to publicly recognize and reward those individuals who have accumulated an exemplary record of guiding and supporting students as they develop the skills, methods, and techniques needed to carry out research, scholarship and creative activities.  This award recognizes the pivotal role of faculty in ensuring the success of the student experience and the high value placed on this endeavor by the College. { guidelines and nomination form }

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The President’s Award for Career Achievement for Faculty will be presented only as deemed appropriate. Usually a maximum of one award will be given in any year. This award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary achievement over his or her career in each area of responsibility. For most faculty members, this would include teaching, scholarship, and service.  { guidelines and nomination form }

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The President’s Award for Career Achievement for Professional Staff will be presented only as deemed appropriate. Usually a maximum of one award will be given in any year. This award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary achievement over his or her career in each area of responsibility. For most professional staff, this would include scholarship, service, and teaching if appropriate.  { guidelines and nomination form }

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