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Outstanding Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award

The college’s Outstanding Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award 2022 is for full-time faculty.

Submission Instructions: Please note that the following are general guidelines for applicants and not intended to be all encompassing criteria that each candidate must possess for consideration. Applicants are not expected to address each of the listed criteria; however, to be competitive, candidates will have significant contributions in the identified areas.

The award evaluates a record covering the past calendar year: January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Additional information from a previous year may be submitted if it helps support the application (e.g. continuing creative research activity, long-term curriculum development, etc.). Faculty whose first semester started in August 2021 are not eligible for this 2022 Outstanding Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award.


Excellence in Research and Creative Activity

  1. Contribution to intellectual environment locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally through excellence in Creative/Performance/Scholarly Activities.
  2. Originality/creativity and significance of the Creative/Performance/Scholarly Activities.
  3. Creative activity, such as performances, exhibits, or design production, which is an invited activity of local, regional, national, or international merit and substantiated with positive reviews.
  4. Creative/Performance/Scholarly Activities invited/refereed at conferences and professional meetings at local, state, national, or international forums.
  5. Professional activity, such as grants (completed and funded), classroom research, contracts, patents and copyrights, computer software and/or adaptation, and technology.
  6. Serving to further the interests of a professional organization related to the individual’s area of professional expertise.
  7. Publication of original scholarly research by refereed journals.
  8. Publication of a book or book chapters by a reputable publisher. 
  9. Inclusion of other activities that may not have been addressed by the guidelines stated above.


Process and Nomination Guidelines:

  1. The CCA Executive Planning Council will serve as the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award Committee. 
  2. The Committee reviews all submitted materials. One faculty from the college will be selected to receive the award. All full-time faculty are eligible for this award.
  3. Nominations are accepted from a faculty member in the college, from a student, or a faculty member may self-nominate. Each School’s FEPT Committee will also place one name into nomination based on the review of the annual productivity files.
  4. School directors, the assistant and associate deans, and the dean may not nominate a faculty member for the award.
  5. The nomination form is found at the end of these guidelines.
  6. A person should not receive the award more than once in a three-year period. 
  7. The nomination packet must include the following:
    1. Nomination form (submit online) that includes a narrative statement from the nominator outlining the nominee’s self-development efforts in the teaching area, creative activities in teaching, and other pertinent data on teaching.
    2. A list of courses taught by the nominee over the review period including enrollment and credit hours.
    3. Representative course syllabi, handouts, and teaching aids.
    4. A summary of SEIs over the review period. Evaluations of academic advising are also encouraged, if applicable.
    5. Evidence of research or service activities relative to teaching.
    6. Any other information regarding teaching activity provided by the nominee to support this packet. Information will be pulled from Digital Measures for faculty nominated by the School’s FEPT Committee.
    1. Committee.
  8. All nomination packets are to be submitted electronically by April 4, 2022. Please submit to  Theresa.Rhodes@mail.wvu.edu