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Awards of Distinction

The John Chambers College of Business and Economics has developed a procedure to better recognize, reward and encourage continued outstanding performance in teaching, research and service.

The purpose of the "Chambers Awards of Distinction" is to recognize and encourage continued efforts of the individuals who excel in these areas. Departmental award winners are included for consideration. However, nominations are accepted from other sources such as students, alumni, colleagues, etc. Eligible award winners must not have received the specific award in the previous three (3) years.

Nominate

Nomination Process

Nomination Deadline is May 31, 2020
  1. View the different award descriptions and criteria below.
  2. Make a Nomination
  3. Once nominees are notified, they will need to submit supporting documentation. Supervisors may also submit letters of support.
  4. A committee of faculty and staff will review nominations and select winners.
  5. All winners will receive a plaque.

Award Descriptions, Supporting Documentation and Letters of Support

Dean's Distinction in Teaching: Full-time Faculty

Eligibility: Any full-time tenure or non-tenure track faculty member of the College who has not received this award in the past three (3) years. Nominees should have received an "excellent" in teaching from the Departmental P&T committees.

Nominations: All eligible nominations will be considered. Students are strongly encouraged to nominate. Departmental award winners are included. Nominations must include a description of why the person should receive the award. For example, how their teaching has impacted the student or classroom, innovative teaching techniques, etc.

Committee: Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by the Dean's Awards of Distinction Review Committee.

Dean's Distinction in Teaching: Adjunct Faculty

Eligibility: Any part-time instructor of the College who has taught at B&E for three consecutive semesters  and has not received this award in the past three (3) years.

Nominations: All eligible nominations will be considered. Students are strongly encouraged to nominate. Nominations must include a description of why the person should receive the award. For example, how their teaching has impacted the student or classroom, innovative teaching techniques, etc.

Committee: Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by the Dean's Awards of Distinction Review Committee.

Dean's Distinction in Research

Eligibility: Any full-time employee(s) of the College who has received an "excellent" in research from the Departmental P&T Committee  and has at least one A+ publication.  Funded research will also be considered. Award winners who have received this award in the previous three (3) years will not be considered.

Nominations: All eligible nominations will be considered. Departmental award winners are included. Nominations must include a description of why the person should receive the award. For example, how their research has impacted the academy, raised the profile of the College, etc  .

Committee: Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by the Dean's Awards of Distinction Review Committee.

Dean's Distinction in Outreach

Eligibility: Any full-time employee of the College who has not received this award in the past three (3) years.

Nominations: All eligible nominations will be considered. Nominations must include a description of why the person should receive the award. For example how the person has  gone beyond their normal job responsibilities to provide exemplary outreach. 
Committee: Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by the Dean's Awards of Distinction Review Committee.

Dean's Distinction in Service to the College: Faculty

Eligibility: Any full-time faculty member of the College who has not received this award in the past three (3) years. Nominees should have received an "excellent" in service from the Departmental P&T committees.

Nominations: All eligible nominations will be considered. Nominations must include a description of why the person should receive the award. For example how the person has   gone beyond their normal job responsibilities to provide exemplary service to the college, university or profession.

Committee: Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by the Dean's Awards of Distinction Review Committee.

Dean's Distinction in Service to the College: Staff

Eligibility: Any full-time staff member of the College who has not received this award in the past three (3) years.

Nominations: All eligible nominations will be considered. Nominations must include a description of why the person should receive the award. For example how the person has   gone beyond their normal job responsibilities to provide exemplary service to the college. 
Committee: Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by the Dean's Awards of Distinction Review Committee.