Coleen G. Panko
Special Events Coordinator &
Highland Ambassadors Advisor
219 Meadville Street
Edinboro, PA 16444
Faculty Recognition Program
- Faculty Recognition Program
EDINBORO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Faculty Recognition Program
Edinboro University recognizes that its faculty forms the core of the teaching and learning environment that distinguishes Edinboro as an excellent higher education institution. Therefore, the University highlights the contributions made by faculty in support of our mission to promote excellence and student success.
Edinboro University will annually acknowledge individual faculty members who excel in one of three pursuits important to the University: teaching, scholarship, and student advising. These faculty will serve as role models to students and colleagues in their commitment to creating opportunities for intellectual and personal growth, and in their embodiment of our values: excellence, curiosity, respect, responsibility and integrity.
Recognition Categories and Criteria
Only tenured, tenure-track or regular part-time faculty are eligible.
A. Faculty Award
1. Consistently exhibits exemplary teaching skills
2. Adheres to a well-developed personal philosophy of teaching
3. Demonstrates mastery of the discipline
4. Support letters provide specific examples of outstanding qualities
B. Scholar Award
1. Regularly publishes or presents peer-reviewed or juried scholarship or creative work
2. Continuing record of commitment to scholarship
3. Awarded external funding to support a scholarly agenda
4. Makes important contributions to his or her field
5. Recognized by professional organizations for his or her scholarship
C. Advisor Award
1. Consistently exhibits exemplary advising skills
2. Adheres to a well-developed personal philosophy of advising
3. Demonstrably contributes to student success, persistence, and completion
4. Support letters provide specific examples of successful practices
A. Nominations for all three awards will be submitted to a single committee convened by the Provost. Membership will
include the awardees from the previous year, and a minimum of one undergraduate student and one graduate student.
B. Eligible nominators for the Faculty, Scholar, and Advisor Awards are students, faculty, and staff.
C. A call for nominations will be issued by the Provost on or about October 1 each year, and will include the deadline
for nominations, on or about December 1 annually.
D. An electric nomination form will be provided with the call for nominations.
E. Only complete applications, submitted to the Provost on or before the annually established deadline, will be considered.
F. Once an individual is nominated, he or she will be informed by the committee of the required documentation for further
consideration of the nomination, as follows:
1. Faculty Award - curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, list of courses taught, and letters of
recommendation from two students and two colleagues, solicited by the nominee.
2. Scholar Award - curriculum vita, documentation of a track record of peer-reviewed or juried scholarship or creativity,
department letter of nomination and supporting evidence, and a description of how the scholar's work informs his or
3. Advisor Award - curriculum vita, statement of advising philosophy, and letters of recommendation from two students
and two colleagues, solicited by the nominee.
G. Once the deadline for nominations has passed, the Provost will convene the committee to consider the submissions.
H. The committee will agree on one to three worthy nominees in each category; the Provost will provide these to the
President for consideration and selection of the awardees.
I. The President will notify the award winners by letter and invite their participation and public recognition at an appropriate