Agenda Item FA 12-09

Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee

Proposal for a New Faculty Award:

Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award

02/02/12: Passed

07/02/12: Approved

Proposal for a New Faculty Award

 

 Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award  

 

The University of North Florida wants to recognize faculty members who perform meritoriously in the area of Community Engaged Scholarship.  The Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award is made possible through funds provided by the Center for Community-Based Learning and includes an honorarium of $2,500 and a commemorative plaque.

Nominations must be received no later than on                          , 2013, at 5:00 P.M.


Eligibility Any full-time tenured or tenure-track member of the faculty is eligible to be considered for the Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award.  No Community Engaged Scholarship awardee shall be eligible for another Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award until the fifth year following the receipt of the last award. 

 

Nomination  

Any student, alumnus or alumna, member of the faculty, staff, or administration of the University of North Florida may nominate a faculty member for this award. Nominations must be in writing and signed by the nominator, sent via email to facassn1@unf.edu, or posted through the Faculty Association website at www.unf.edu/unffa/.  Written nominations are to be delivered, preferably by hand, to the Faculty Association Office during posted business hours.  The deadline for receipt of all nominations is                           , 2013, at 5:00 PM, EST.  It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that his/her nomination is delivered prior to the deadline. The nomination should consist simply of the statement,"I wish to nominate ____________________ for the Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award."  An argument on behalf of, or a rationale for, the candidacy of the nominee is not needed.  The Faculty Association President shall confirm the eligibility of each nominee and send a letter of confirmation of the nomination to each eligible nominee and his/her chair, after the close of nominations.

 

Nominee Applications

Nominees will be given two weeks from the date of notification of nomination to email all required materials, including a statement affirming the accuracy of the content, to the Faculty Association (facassn1@unf.edu) by 5 PM, EST, on                         , 2013.  Nominees are to consolidate all of the application materials into ONE PDF file, which should be attached to the email.

Each nominee shall be invited to submit a five (5)-page curriculum vitae, which includes educational background, current position at UNF, other awards received for community engaged scholarship, and a succinct listing of scholarly accomplishments, especially those related to her or his community engaged scholarship.  In addition, each nominee shall submit a three (3)-page summary and discussion of what he or she feels is his or her most significant community engaged scholarship activities.  The materials submitted can include accomplishments occurring during the faculty member's entire career at the University of North Florida; however, once a person has won the award, submitted materials can include only accomplishments occurring since the last award.  Nominees shall also be invited to submit no more than three letters of support from community representatives briefly describing how the nominee's community engaged scholarship has contributed to the community.  A signed statement by the faculty member attesting to the accuracy of the information (see attached form, "Statements of Accuracy") must also be included in the packet.

 

The application materials should consist only of the following items, arranged in the order indicated below:

  • The signed statement of accuracy
  • The vita (not more than five pages)
  • Summary and discussion of accomplishments in community engaged scholarship (not more than three pages)
  • No more than three letters of support from community representatives

  Nominees who submit materials that are not kept strictly within these guidelines or fail to submit all materials by email to the Faculty Association (facassn1@unf.edu) by 5:00 PM, EST, on _______, 2013 will not be considered further.  

Selection
The Selection Committee will consist of one elected representative from each of the five colleges, a faculty member of the QEP Management Team selected by the President of the Faculty Association, and the current President of the Faculty Association.  Relatives and significant others of the nominee may not serve on the Selection Committee considering the nominees for an award.  The Faculty Association President shall replace, by appointment, any member of the Selection Committee who cannot participate fully in the selection of the awardee; any such replacement shall be selected from the constituency represented by the member.  The Faculty Association President shall convene the Committee, which will elect its own Chairperson.   The Selection Committee will choose the award winners through a secret ballot vote.  The Committee shall make this choice solely on the basis of the nominees' merits and without consideration for other factors such as departmental affiliation, professional rank of present nominees, or past award winners.

 

The Committee has the prerogative not to recommend any nominee for the award if, in the members' judgments, the nominee pool does not contain individuals whose accomplishments deserve the Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award.

 

Definitions

Community-engaged scholarship is an approach to the research process that brings together scientific inquiry and critical analysis with community-identified needs.

 

Timeline

The timeline will match the timelines for the Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Awards, the Outstanding Faculty Service Awards, and the Distinguished Professor Award.

 

UNF OUTSTANDING FACULTY

COMMUNITY ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

2013-2014

STATEMENT OF ACCURACY

 

I,                                               (applicant's name and department, hereby attest to the accuracy of the information contained in this application.

 

Signature                                                          Date ____________________________      

 

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