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Documentation Required for Application

With regard to documentation, the desire is to gather enough material to have a fair and adequate evaluation and yet not submit material to the extent that applying for such Faculty excellence funds becomes unduly burdensome. To best meet such desire, documentation materials are to be organized as a concise summation of a Faculty member’s activities that have occurred during the FEA period. As such, Faculty members who wish to be reviewed will prepare a succinct application that provides objective justification for each FEA request. Faculty may apply for an FEA in: (a) Research and/or Creative Activities, (b) Teaching, and /or (c) Service, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The application will consist of three or fewer pages for each FEA request (i.e., one application for Research FEA, one application for Teaching, and one application for Service, not including vita.

Within the three-page application, a Faculty member will provide brief documentation of his or her activities using a combination of short narratives, bulleted inventories, and/or tables, which allow for quick review. As general guidance, no achievement may be listed across all three categories. The FAC reserves the right to seek additional materials or clarification if they believe doing so is important to making an adequate and fair recommendation. Specific recommendations for each FEA request are provided below.

  1. Research/Creative Activities FEA

    A summary and/or list of publications, presentations, various editorial activities, applications for extramural funding, consultancies within school districts or other evidence of research or creative contributions that occurred during the award period shall be provided. It is encouraged that documentation of such activities be prepared using tables and/or direct citations from the Faculty member’s curriculum vitae.

  2. Teaching FEA

    A summary and/or list of courses taught, advising load, graduate committees served, peer reviews, or other evidence of excellent teaching that occurred during the award period shall be provided. Applications for a Teaching FEA are required to contain the following: (a) mean scores from item #19 of the Student Survey of Instruction (SSI) for each class taught during the time period for which the FEA is given.  

  3. Service FEA

    A summary and/or list of service responsibilities to the program/School/College/and or University and one’s discipline or profession shall be provided. Examples include, but are not limited to serving as a Program Coordinator, Director of a Center, or executive officer in a professional society. In addition, student advisement and efforts in support of student recruitment and retention activities may be summarized or listed.