The Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs supports the academic mission of the College by providing leadership, oversight, and support for the development, growth, and maintenance of high-quality educational programs. The office offers guidance and assistance with accreditation-related activities, degree-program and curricular matters, and other efforts to improve students’ educational experiences and opportunities.
With the full understanding that high-quality education requires capable faculty, the office promotes faculty growth and success by offering a structured new faculty orientation, ongoing faculty development activities, and opportunities for financial support for creative educational initiatives. The office also maintains faculty standard personnel files and provides oversight and administrative support to ensure that university procedures pertaining to faculty appointment and re-appointment, periodic and ongoing evaluation, and promotion and/or tenure are followed.
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The Distinguished Scholar Award will be granted at the College level to recognize a faculty member who has made significant and lasting contributions to his or her discipline. The award is not dependent on receipt of extramural research funding. It is intended to recognize a distinguished body of work and its impact on the discipline over time
Nominations may be made by any faculty member and must be in writing including a CV and discussion of the achievements/activities that qualify the recipient for the award. Submit the nomination to the Chairperson of Faculty Council. A subcommittee of the Faculty Council will make recommendations to the full Faculty Council about selection of the award. Nominations will be received in March, with specific calendar dates determined annually.
2016: Dr. Susan Effgen
2014: Dr. Robert Marshall
2013: Dr. Tim Uhl