University College and the Office of General Education invite nominations for the following awards. To nominate a faculty member for one of these awards, please send the nominee's name, e-mail address, and a brief statement of the reasons for your nomination to Paulette Marty, Director of General Education, by Friday, February 1 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Nominees will be contacted for further information.
Wayne D. Duncan Appalachian State University Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship
Nominations are being accepted for the Wayne D. Duncan Appalachian State University Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship. The award of $1800 will be granted to a full-time faculty member at Appalachian State University in recognition of innovative and successful teaching in the general education program. The fellowship may be used for travel, equipment, or other approved purposes for enhancement of the faculty member's teaching and/or scholarship or creative activity. Mr. Duncan is a past Chairman of the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees and current Chair of the ASU Foundation Board of Directors.
Faculty Award for Excellence in General Education Teaching (NTT)
Nominations are being accepted for the Non Tenure Track Faculty Award for Excellence in General Education Teaching. The award will be given to a part-time or full-time faculty member who is not on the tenure track at Appalachian in recognition for innovative and committed teaching in the General Education Program. The award comes with a $1000 stipend that may be used for travel, equipment, or other approved purposes for enhancement of the faculty member’s teaching and/or scholarship or creative activity.
Rennie W. Brantz Award for Outstanding Teaching in the First Year Seminar
The Rennie W. Brantz Award for Outstanding Teaching in the First Year Seminar honors a First Year Seminar instructor who demonstrates exemplary teaching and has made an impact on student lives in the First Year Seminar classroom. It includes a $500 stipend.
Examples of Outstanding Teaching in FYS may include:
-Enthusiasm in the classroom.
-Evidence of innovation in pedagogy
-Creation of a safe and open space in the classroom where students are free to take intellectual risks and form meaningful relationships.
-Demonstrated competence and expertise in the subject matter of the course.
-Connection of learning in the classroom to the life of the broader community.
Harvey Durham Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award
This award is given to a full-time Appalachian State University employee who has contributed significantly to improving the freshman experience on our campus. A modest stipend is included. Faculty, staff, and administrators with sustained contributions to the freshman experience over at least a three-year period are eligible for consideration. Nominators should consider persons who have demonstrated extraordinary personal commitment to freshmen, have provided effective classroom instruction to freshman classes, have shown dedication to programs that have supported and served freshmen, or have repeatedly exhibited exceptional individual commitment to freshman success.