Faculty Recognition Program



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

  1. Faculty Award
    1. Consistently exhibits exemplary teaching skills
    2. Presents a well-developed personal philosophy of teaching
    3. Demonstrates mastery of the discipline
    4. Nomination form and support letter provide specific examples of outstanding qualities
    5. Nominees must be tenured, tenure-track or regular part-time teaching faculty members.
  2. 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
  3. Advisor Award
    1. Consistently exhibits exemplary advising skills
    2. Presents a well-developed personal philosophy of advising
    3. Demonstrably contributes to student success, persistence and completion
    4. Nomination form and support letter provide specific examples of successful practices
    5. Nominees may be teaching or nonteaching faculty members


  1. A call for nominations will be issued by the Provost.
  2. 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.
  3. Eligible nominators for the Faculty, Scholar and Advisor awards are students, faculty and staff.
  4. Only complete applications, submitted to the Office of the Provost prior to the established deadline, will be considered.
  5. 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 follows:
    1. Faculty Award - curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy and list of courses taught.
    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 her teaching.
    3. Advisor Award - curriculum vita and statement of advising philosophy.
  6. Supporting documentation is due to the committee chair by Jan 31, 2022.
  7. Review committees will forward recommendations to the provost by March 1, 2022.
  8. The provost will review and provide recommendations to the President for consideration and selection of the awardees.
  9. The president will notify the award winners by letter and invite their participation in a public recognition event in April.

Deadline for Nominations: Friday, Dec. 10, 2021

Contact Us

Office of the Provost
Reeder Hall
219 Meadville St.
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2729