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The Office of Graduate Studies and Research
200 Boone
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734.487.4875
assocprov_gs_r@emich.edu

Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards

 

Purpose and Nature of the Award

The Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards are for faculty who have clearly distinguished themselves in their nominated category.  A nominee selected to receive one of the awards is one who has gone above and beyond in his or her work and has brought distinction to him or herself and/or the University.

The Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards are offered in the following six categories: Teaching I, Teaching II, Research I, Research II, Creative Activity, and Service. Each award carries a one-time $3,500 stipend. All tenure-track and tenured faculty members are eligible to receive only one EMU Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Award. The awards will be presented at the Distinguished Contributions Awards Ceremony, March 21, 2018, 3:00-6:00 p.m., Student Center Ballroom.

General Instructions

The nominee is to create a single nomination PDF document that will contain the requested information elements.  Please use page breaks to divide the nomination PDF document into sections as outlined in the application instructions for the chosen category. 

Upload the nomination PDF document by 11:59 pm, Wednesday, January 24, 2018. No late applications will be accepted.  Once uploaded the PDF document may not be changed or resubmitted.

Nomination Timeline

Nominations Open: December 20, 2017

Nominations Close:  11:59 pm, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (No late applications will be accepted.)

Upload Nomination Materials Here:  https://emich.infoready4.com/

The Ronald W. Collins – Distinguished Faculty Awards Committee (DFAC) is comprised of winners of the awards from past years who are currently employed at EMU.   

Evaluation Process

1)    Nomination materials, collected in a single nomination PDF document, will be uploaded to and stored on the EMU infoready website.  Once uploaded the document may not be changed or resubmitted.

2)    The DFAC will review and assess the materials submitted by the nominees. 

3)    The DFAC will recommend the top nominations from each of the six categories.

4)    The Interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research will compile the recommendations and comments and forward them to the Provost's Office by the due date. 

5)     Applicants will be notified in writing of the Provost's decision. Award winners will be recognized  March 21 , at the award ceremony.

 

Evaluation Timeline

Review of Nomination Materials:  January 26, 2018 through February 25, 2018

Results from the DFAC Delivered to Provost’s Office by: March 1, 2018

Distinguished Contributions Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Category-Specific Nomination Information

Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards
Teaching Award I & II

Minimum Qualifications:

Teaching I may be given to a tenured or tenure-track faculty member with one to five years of teaching experience at Eastern Michigan University as of this academic year (2017-2018).

Teaching II may be given to a tenured and tenure-track faculty members with six or more years of teaching experience at Eastern Michigan University.

Required Information:

The single nomination PDF document should include documentation showing a faculty member's dedication to the education of students and ability to skillfully facilitate student learning.

For this category, include the following in the nomination PDF document (be sure to use page breaks between each section):

Section 1: Nominee is to attach a brief biographical sketch of less than 250 words.

Section 2: Nominee is to attach a comprehensive curriculum vita (CV). The CV is to be presented thematically, highlighting the relevant items corresponding to the award being sought by the nominee.

Section 3: Nominee may attach letters of support from former students, colleagues, and other appropriate individuals, internal or external to EMU, who have knowledge of the candidate's merits and contributions in the category for which she or he is being nominated. Five letters of support is the maximum.

Section 4: A statement of teaching interests, methods, and philosophy (500 words maximum.)

Section 5: A statement that describes the nominee’s distinguished teaching accomplishments (1,000 words maximum.) Provide a narrative of the nominee’s strengths and record of accomplishment in teaching (e.g., descriptions of course and curricular development and innovations, use of experimental curricula, methods of engaging and inspiring students, creative use of instructional technology, and academic service-learning.)

Section 6: Student Course Evaluation Summary (500 words maximum.) This statement should summarize the strengths of the nominee qualitatively using relevant quantitative data from course evaluations. Raw data and forms will not be reviewed.

Section 7: Up to 3 sample syllabi. 

Section 8: Optional: Illustrative documentation (10 pages maximum.)  If additional illustrations would assist the reviewers, provide no more than ten pages to convey the merits of the nominee. Illustrations are visual aids, photographs, etc.

Research Award I & II

Minimum Qualifications:

Research I may be given to a tenured or tenure-track faculty members with one to five years of teaching experience at Eastern Michigan University as of this academic year (2017-2018).

Research II may be given to a tenured and tenure-track faculty members with six or more years of teaching experience at Eastern Michigan University.

Required Information:

The single nomination PDF document should include documentation showing a faculty member’s scholarship, which may include publications, presentations, and award citations as well as information on other internal or external funded research support received.

For this category, include the following in the nomination PDF document (be sure to use page breaks between each section):

Section 1: Nominee is to attach a brief biographical sketch of less than 250 words.

Section 2: Nominee is to attach a comprehensive curriculum vita (CV). The CV is to be presented thematically, highlighting the relevant items corresponding to the award being sought by the nominee.

Section 3: Nominee may attach letters of support from former students, colleagues, and other appropriate individuals, internal or external to EMU, who have knowledge of the candidate's merits and contributions in the category for which she or he is being nominated. Five letters of support is the maximum.

Section 4. A statement of research interests, methods, and how the research impacts EMU and/or the nominee’s profession (500 words maximum.)

Section 5: Evidence of exceptional research that distinguishes the nominee’s work (1,000 words maximum) in traditional, nontraditional, or emerging areas.  Provide a narrative that may include the nominee’s strengths and record of accomplishment in research (e.g., discovery of new knowledge; innovative methodologies; applications of knowledge to benefit the profession, community, and/or society; summaries of projects, endeavors, evidence of ability to both collaborate and lead in team contexts, awards, publications, grants, or other evidence of recognition in research.)

Section 6: Selected articles, manuscripts, electronic links, abstracts, etc. may be submitted.  

Section 7: Optional: Illustrative documentation (10 pages maximum.)  If additional illustrations would assist the reviewers, provide no more than ten pages to convey the merits of the nominee. Illustrations are visual aids, photographs, etc.

Creative Activity Award

Minimum Qualifications:

The Creative Activity Award may be given annually, regardless of years employed at the university.

Faculty creativity often transcends traditional scholarly domains and methods, particularly in the Arts.  The creative activity award may be given on the basis of excellence for artistic creations, music, fiction, poetry, drama, performance, media productions, film, interior design/architecture, fashion design etc.

Required Information:

For this category, include the following to the single nomination PDF document:

Section 1: Nominee is to attach a brief biographical sketch of fewer than 250 words.

Section 2: Nominee is to attach a comprehensive curriculum vita (CV). The CV is to be presented thematically, highlighting the relevant items corresponding to the award being sought by the nominee.

Section 3: Nominee may attach letters of support from former students, colleagues, and other appropriate individuals, internal or external to EMU, who have knowledge of the candidate's merits and contributions in the category for which she or he is being nominated. Five letters of support is the maximum.

Section 4: A statement of creative interests, methods, and philosophy (500 words maximum.)

Section 5: A statement of creative accomplishments that distinguishes the nominee’s work (1,000 words maximum.) Provide a narrative of the nominee’s strengths and record of accomplishment with regard to creative activity (e.g., description of exhibits, literary publications, performances, installations, events, etc. that reflect the creative activity of the nominee and documents acclaim and awards for his or her contributions). 

Section 6: Required: Illustrative documentation. Up to 15 pages of visual aids or photographs to help the reviewers evaluate the application. Links to relevant videos or slide shows may be included. 

Section 7: Optional: Illustrative documentation (10 pages maximum.)  If additional illustrations would assist the reviewers, provide no more than ten pages to convey the merits of the nominee. Illustrations are visual aids, photographs, etc.

Service Award

Minimum Qualifications:

The Service Award may be given annually, regardless of years employed at the university.

The Service award especially acknowledges the time faculty generously contribute to meet the needs and enhance the state of departments/schools, their college, the university, their profession, or other communities.

Required Information:

For this category, include the following to the single nomination PDF document:

Section 1: Nominee is to attach a brief biographical sketch of less than 250 words.

Section 2: Nominee is to attach a comprehensive curriculum vita (CV). The CV is to be presented thematically, highlighting the relevant items corresponding to the award being sought by the nominee.

Section 3: Nominee may attach letters of support from former students, colleagues, and other appropriate individuals, internal or external to EMU, who have knowledge of the candidate's merits and contributions in the category for which she or he is being nominated. Five letters of support is the maximum.

Section 4: A statement of service interests and philosophy (500 words maximum.)

Section 5: Statement of accomplishments (1,000 words maximum.)  Provide a narrative that may include the nominee’s strengths and record of local, national, and/or international accomplishments in service (e.g., service that builds upon the nominee’s professional and scholarly expertise; summaries of internal and external projects; committees; challenging assignments; leadership roles, grants and resources generated for service projects, awards, newspaper articles or other publications, or other evidence of recognition by constituents served.) 

Section 6: Optional: Illustrative documentation (10 pages maximum.)  If additional illustrations would assist the reviewers, provide no more than ten pages to convey the merits of the nominee. Illustrations are visual aids, photographs, etc.

Some Above and Beyond Qualities of Nominees for Consideration

 

 

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