Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award

Description

The Kent State EHHS Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award recognizes outstanding achievements that have enhanced the Kent State community including its students, staff, and faculty.  Relevant activities include outstanding classroom teaching, innovative class activities, projects and assignments, effective use of technology to enhance student learning and service to students, faculty and the community, as appropriate.  The contributions can occur within the capacity of teaching, research, creative activities, service, and/or outreach. One Kent State EHHS Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award will be made annually. 

Eligibility

All current adjunct KSU EHHS faculty. An individual can only receive the award once every five years.

Nomination Procedure

The nominator should:

  1. Ensure nominee’s eligibility.
  2. Complete Nomination Form (PDF)
  3. Include a 1-page (maximum) summary highlighting nominee’s contribution to his/her student’s and the impacts of this work.
  4. Provide two letters of support for the nominee. Letters of support should emphasize the nature and scope of the nominee’s excellence in teaching, research, service/outreach and mentoring his/her student’s.
  5. Include the nominee’s vita or resume emphasizing the nominee’s teaching research and service/outreach excellence.

The committee’s decision on award recipients will be made on the basis of the above materials only.

Rubric for Award

Criterion

Meets Expectations

Exceeds Expectations

Far Exceeds Expectations

Clarity

Contributions toward effective teaching, research and service/outreach are not clearly described.

Contributions toward effective teaching, research and outreach/service are clearly described.

Contributions toward effective teaching, research and service/outreach are clearly described and illustrated by multiple concrete examples.

Originality

Contributions involve slight modification to an existing teaching, research and service/outreach plan.

Contributions involve robust modifications to an existing teaching, research, service/outreach plan.

Contributions are entirely original and represent outstanding teaching, research, and service/outreach.

Effort

Nominee’s teaching, research, service/outreach largely fall within his/her job description

Nominee has devoted some time and resources to the enhancement of teaching, research, service/outreach activities..

Nominee clearly devoted much time and resources to the enhancement of teaching, research and service/outreach activities.

KSU Impact

Unclear whether or not teaching, research, and service/outreach contributions will have impacts on KSU students, faculty, staff, and/or programs.

Contributions of teaching, research and service/outreach have had impacts on KSU students, faculty, staff, and/or programs.

Contributions of teaching, research and service/outreach will have LASTING impacts on KSU students, faculty, staff, and/or programs.

Community Impact

Unclear whether or not teaching, research and service/outreach contributions will have impacts on the students and possibly the local community.

Teaching, research and service/outreach contributions will have impacts on the students and possibly the local community.

Teaching, research and service/outreach contributions will have LASTING impacts on students and possibly the local community.