Nominations for Academic Affairs Awards

Friday, February 12th at 5pm is the deadline to submit nominations for all Academic Affairs awards. Please click HERE for information on award criteria and the nomination process. Below are short descriptions of each of the awards available.

Academic Scholar Award:

This award recognizes a member of the academic community who has demonstrated excellence in research, inquiry and/or scholarship. Ferris State University embraces a broad definition of scholarship that includes emphasis on discovery, integration, application and teaching.

Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award:

This award recognizes an adjunct faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Distinguished Service Award:

This award is conferred upon a faculty member who service the community through activities such as leadership in departmental college and/or university committees; participation in activities that contribute to the well-being of the institution; leadership in local, regional, state, national or international professional organizations; and mentoring colleagues and students.

Diversity Enhancement Award:

The award is conferred upon a faculty or staff member who demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity and harmonious relationships at Ferris State University.

Excellence in Course Assessment Award:

This award is available in each college based on excellence  in use of assessment data in course to improve student learning. All faculty members are encouraged to apply, and groups may apply as long as it is in regard to one course being assessed.

International Educator Award:

This Academic Senate award is conferred upon a faculty member who exemplifies a level of involvement in international activities. Faculty and students are invited to nominate a member of the faculty or faculty my nominate themselves.

Outstanding Academic Advisor Award:

This award recognizes an academic advisor who has demonstrated excellence in such areas as providing superior service to students and/or developing innovative advising strategies and tools.

Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award:

This award recognizes and individual who has made significant contributions to the academic and/or personal lives of first-year students. This award is open to faculty and staff in all areas of the University.

If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Franklund at 231-591-3534.

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