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Awards Given

 

Jump to: Distinguished Achievement in Teaching | Distinguished Achievement in Research and Grants | Distinguished Achievement in Service | Distinguished Achievement in Performance

 

Distinguished Achievement in Teaching

This category of distinguished achievement recognizes a faculty member for teaching excellence at the undergraduate or graduate level. This faculty member demonstrates an ongoing commitment to excellence and continues to elevate the standards of instruction to enrich University students. Individuals who receive this recognition incite intellectual curiosity within students and inspire their colleagues within and outside of his/her department.

Nominees for this award must have:

 

  • Maintained a consistent record of outstanding teaching performance at the University
  • Implemented innovative teaching methods to better reinforce student learning
  • Interacted enthusiastically and effectively with students beyond the classroom (i.e. office hours, mentoring)
  • Promoted a love of learning that contributes to the likelihood of student retention

Award

  • $750 monetary award
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Maximum recipients - 3

 

 

Distinguished Achievement in Research and Grants

This category of distinguished achievement recognizes faculty for excellence in research and grants. The faculty member is recognized for engaging and excelling in productive and meaningful research activities that contribute to knowledge in his or her field of study and/or expertise, or which could result in the development of future or useful educational/academic products. Staff members may also qualify for this award.

Nominees for this award must have provided a statement of research that includes:

  • A discussion of intellectual merit or the clearly defined research area or problem
  • The importance/potential impact of the research
  • Innovation and originality of research
  • Awards and/or grants received
  • Publications which may have resulted from the research
  • Partnerships involved in the research (year of publication)

Award

  • $750 monetary award
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Maximum recipients - 3

 

 

Distinguished Achievement in Service

Service to the University

This category of distinguished achievement recognizes a faculty and/or staff member who provides exceptional and continuous service to faculty, staff, and students. Their service contributes to the personal, professional, academic, or social development of the University and the campus community. Service can include participation with governance groups or committees to advance the mission of the University; or serving on a state, national, or international service committee.

Service to the Community

Service to the University - This category of distinguished achievement recognizes a faculty and/or staff member who provides exceptional and continuous service to faculty, staff, and students. Their service contributes to the personal, professional, academic, or social development of the University and the campus community. Service can include participation with governance groups or committees to advance the mission of the University; or serving on a state, national, or international service committee.

Service to the Community - This category of distinguished achievement recognizes a faculty and/or staff member who provides extraordinary service to the

community. Their contribution must be impactful and makes a significant difference. Consideration will be given to the community service contributions

that reflects positively on Bowie State University and its students. 

Nominees for this award must have:

  • Maintained a "Meets Standards" for work performance
  • A recommendation from their committee chair acknowledging their work/work ethic
  • A letter from the head of the organization indicating the level of impact the provided service had on the organization. The letter must also indicate the duration of the service (e.g. when the service began and when it ended)

Award

  • $750 monetary award
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Maximum recipients - 3

 

Distinguished Achievement in Performance

This category of distinguished achievement recognizes a staff member who excels in all aspects of their position, possesses excellent work ethic and have an extraordinary impact within the department as a role model - connecting with faculty, staff, and students. This individual not only exceeds performance expectations within the department, but also provides outstanding and ongoing excellence in services to faculty, staff, students, and/or other customers.

Nominees for this award must have consistently performed their work in an exceptional manner for a period of at least two years. Exceptional performance factors include:

  • Surpassed the requirements of their job description
  • Anticipated the needs of the supervisor and the customer
  • Performed their job duties with excellence (e.g. willingly support faculty in the department; providing commitment and support to students)
  • Followed up with customers with a positive attitude
  • Striven to defuse problems with co-workers and others in their department
  • Served as the subject matter expert on administrative matters in the office
  • Be known for their competence in carrying out duties

Award

  • $750 monetary award
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Maximum recipients - 3