Criteria, Performance Expectations, and Regional Campus Procedures Relating to Faculty Exellence Awards

  1. Faculty Excellence Awards are established pursuant to and governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Procedures and timelines for determining Faculty Excellence Awards for any given year shall be conducted in accordance with guidelines issued by the Office of the Provost.  Faculty Excellence Awards on the Trumbull Campus will be awarded based in two (2) broadly-defined categories of demonstrated Faculty excellence: 1. Teaching and Service; and 2. Scholarship.  The evaluative weight of teaching/service is 2/3 of the total awards pool.  Scholarship is worth 1/3 of the total awards pool. 17.5% of the total campus award is reserved for the discretionary allocation by the Campus Dean.  10% of the total Campus award is reserved for the discretionary allocation by the Provost.  The remaining 72.5% of the total campus award is reserved for allocations recommended by the Trumbull Faculty Council to the Campus Dean.     
  2. Faculty may apply for Faculty Excellence Awards based on one or both of the above mentioned categories.  Preliminary assessment of materials submitted for one or both of the above mentioned categories is made by Faculty Council members who rank each submission on a scale of zero (0) to ten (10).  Zero (0) equates to no merit; five (5) equates to average merit, and ten (10) equates to exceptional merit.  Evaluative criteria used to rank submissions may include achievements such as innovative and insightful course syllabi, excellent student and peer evaluations of teaching, and publications in major journals.  To apply for a Faculty Excellence Award, Faculty members must submit a narrative or outline describing achievements in one or both of the above mentioned categories, as well as optional additional material that demonstrates excellence in teaching/service and scholarship.  Each submission must be no more than five (5) pages in length.  Upon receipt of the recommendations from the Faculty Council, the Campus Dean will make a preliminary determination of Faculty Excellence Awards and will notify the Faculty members of the preliminary determination.  Faculty have the right to request that the Faculty Council reconsider the Campus Dean’s preliminary determination. The final determination of Faculty Excellence Awards is determined by the Campus Dean and the Provost.