Faculty Senate Committee


Faculty Awards

Teaching Excellence Awards


Three awards will be presented annually, one dedicated to tenured faculty, one to tenure-track, lecturer, or clinical faculty, and one to a part-time/adjunct faculty. These awards will be in the amount of $5,000 each for full-time faculty and $2,000 for part-time faculty. A minimum of two years in service at Adelphi is required.

Students or other faculty should nominate faculty for the Teaching Excellence Award. The "Call for Nominations" will be announced via email, campus media and TV monitors. To nominate a faculty member, a student nominator must write a letter of recommendation; the letter should be signed by at least six students and include a statement about the value of the course experience with the teacher and how it made a difference in the students' educational experiences. The students must have completed a course with the faculty nominee. A faculty member submitting a nomination must write a letter of recommendation; the letter should be signed by at least three faculty. Examples of the creativity and excellence in teaching of the nominee, as well as faculty preparedness and availability to students should be included. Email submissions are accepted. However, separate emails must be sent in support of the nomination. All emails should be sent to Sharon Faranda at faranda@adelphi.edu.

A rotating committee of seven faculty and two students, appointed by the Provost, will receive and review the nominations. Award recipients will serve on the selection committee for two years immediately following the Teaching Award, during which time they are ineligible for nomination. The committee will notify faculty nominees. The nominees will be required to submit supporting materials to include (1) current syllabi, (2) statement of teaching philosophy, (3) how his/her research is integrated into teaching (for full-time nominees only), (4) both Student Course Evaluation comment sheets/qualitative comments and the aggregate statistics for teaching evaluations for the past four semesters and (5) descriptions of innovative teaching techniques (e.g. active/service learning, technology in the curriculum). A letter of recommendation should be submitted directly to the Committee by a colleague or dean. In addition, recent student evaluations will be available to the committee.

The deadline for nominations is February 26, 2010. The Committee will notify faculty that they have been nominated for the Teaching Excellence Award. Faculty nominees have until March 26, 2010 to forward supporting material to the Committee.

Awards will be announced at the last Faculty Meeting of the year, and recipients will be introduced at Commencement. The recipients may be asked to make presentations at the following Matriculation ceremony.

Nominations and supporting material should be submitted to the Teaching Excellence Award Committee c/o the Office of the Provost (Levermore Hall/Room 101).

2009
Thomas McAnulty
Tenured

Elizabeth Cohn
Untenured

Leonore Russell
Part-time



2008
Lawrence Hobbie
Tenured

Terrence Ross
Untenured

Leda Meredith
Part-time



2007
George Russell
Tenured

Laraine Wallowitz
Untenured

Mary Jean Mccarthy
Part-time



2006
Katie Laatikainen
Tenured

Traci Levy
Untenured

Robert Lippman
Part-time


2005
A. Coolidge Churchill
Tenured

Adam McKeown
Untenured


2004
Richard Belson
Tenured
** Tie Vote (2 awards given)

Nicholas Petron
Tenured
** Tie Vote (2 awards given)

M. Cristina Zaccarini
Untenured


2003
Salvatore Primeggia
Tenured

Shannon Whelan
Untenured


2001
Patrick Kelly
Tenured

Mary( Molly) Quinn
Untenured


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