Nominations Open for Stewart Teaching Awards
February 15, 2013
Nominations are now being accepted in the President’s Office for the 2013 Bruce B. Stewart Awards.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m. Bruce Stewart ’61 served Guilford College as director of admissions, assistant professor of Education, assistant to the president, acting academic dean, provost, acting president, associate to the vice president for development, trustee, chair of the Board of Trustees, and currently trustee emeritus.
The Soles Family—Bill Soles’81 and Jan Soles Nelson ‘87—generously established and endowed these awards at $5,000 each. For 2013, the College will award three Bruce B. Stewart Awards: two Teaching awards for faculty and one Community Service Award for staff. President Kent Chabotar will present the three awards at the annual Spring Awards Ceremony on April 17. The criteria and other requirements regarding the teaching awards are detailed below.
Bruce B. Stewart Teaching Awards
The Bruce B. Stewart Teaching Award is intended to recognize individuals for their contributions to attaining the highest levels of academic excellence for the students and academic programs of Guilford College. Candidates should be nominated based on meritorious service that is beyond the responsibilities normally assigned to their positions. For 2013 one award will be given to a tenured faculty member, and the other award to an untenured full-time faculty member, whether on tenure track or not. These awards, especially for the tenured faculty member, are designed to recognize excellent performance sustained over time rather than potential.
Criteria for the Bruce Stewart B. Teaching Award include: (1) sustained teaching excellence as shown by student course evaluations and other evidence, (2) demonstrated commitment to both intellectual challenge and student learning, (3) service as a formal and/or informal advisor to provide guidance and direction to students, (4) integration of scholarship and/or professional growth and experience with her or his teaching, and (5) promotion of the practical application of knowledge in the College community outside, as well as inside, the classroom.
Any full-time faculty member is eligible to receive an award. One award will be given to a tenured faculty member, and the other award to an untenured full-time faculty member, whether on tenure track or not.
Nominations may be received from any member of the Guilford College community – students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni/alumnae, trustees, and visitors – that address each of the selection criteria.
A committee of three faculty members (selected from the ranks of those currently holding endowed professorships and if possible an award recipient[s] from the immediately prior year) will be selected by the vice president for academic affairs and academic dean. Additionally, two students, nominated by the respective government organizations (Community Senate and CCE Student Government Association) will serve on the committee. Student course evaluations will be considered as one of the proofs of teaching excellence with the expectation of scores above appropriate benchmarks over time. The committee will select a chair, evaluate the nominations, and recommend two recipients with an alternate for each award. Committee members should also nominate persons for these awards but must recuse themselves during any committee discussion of the nomination. This is the same process used for the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. The chair will forward the committee recommendations with rationale to the president for final selection. It is also possible that the committee would recommend that one or both awards not be given in that year.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 15, 2013. Nominate only one candidate on each form you submit. The candidate information you provide can be supplemented by additional supporting documentation by the nominator or the committee. Please return nomination forms to the Office of the President. The nomination form is available online.
Previous Teaching Awards Recipients:
2006 Tenured Vance Ricks
Non-Tenured Heather Hayton
2007 Tenured Frank Keegan
Non-Tenured David Newton
2008 Tenured Jeff Jeske
Non-Tenured Eric Mortensen
2009 Tenured Robert G. Williams
Non-Tenured Donald A. Smith
2010 Tenured Carolyn Beard Whitlow
Non-Tenured Maria Renee Rosales
2011 Tenured Karen Hayes
Non-Tenured Kami Rowan
2012 Tenured Angela Moore
Non-Tenured Diya Abdo