PennWest Edinboro recognizes that its faculty forms the core of the teaching and learning
environment that distinguishes Edinboro as an institution of higher education. Therefore,
the University highlights the contributions made by faculty in support of our mission
to develop students personally, intellectually and professionally to become contributing
citizens to the Commonwealth and beyond.
PennWest Edinboro 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 growth, and in their embodiment of our values:
fostering an appreciation for learning as a lifelong process; supporting a community
that values integrity, responsibility, respect and inclusiveness; encouraging innovation,
creativity, exploration and reflection; and enhancing quality in all aspects of a
cohesive university experience.
Recognition Categories and Criteria
Consistently exhibits exemplary teaching skills
Presents a well-developed personal philosophy of teaching
Demonstrates mastery of the discipline
Nomination form and support letter provide specific examples of outstanding qualities
Nominees must be tenured, tenure-track or regular part-time teaching faculty members.
Regularly publishes or presents peer-reviewed or juried scholarship or creative work
Continuing record of commitment to scholarship
Awarded external funding to support a scholarly agenda
Makes important contributions to his or her field
Recognized by professional organizations for his or her scholarship
Consistently exhibits exemplary advising skills
Presents a well-developed personal philosophy of advising
Demonstrably contributes to student success, persistence and completion
Nomination form and support letter provide specific examples of successful practices
Nominees may be teaching or nonteaching faculty members
A call for nominations will be issued by the Provost.
Nominations for all three awards will be submitted to the Office of the Provost and
Vice President for Academic Affairs by the end of the fall semester on Dec. 10, 2021.
Eligible nominators for the Faculty, Scholar and Advisor awards are students, faculty
Only complete applications, submitted to the Office of the Provost prior to the established
deadline, will be considered.
Once an individual is nominated, he or she will be informed by the appropriate committee
chair of the required documentation for further consideration of the nomination, as
Faculty Award - curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy and list of courses
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 her teaching.
Advisor Award - curriculum vita and statement of advising philosophy.
Supporting documentation is due to the committee chair by Jan 31, 2022.
Review committees will forward recommendations to the provost by March 1, 2022.
The provost will review and provide recommendations to the President for consideration
and selection of the awardees.
The president will notify the award winners by letter and invite their participation
in a public recognition event in April.