Presidential Excellence Awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Innovative Teaching (full-time and adjunct), and Service that supports the priorities of Baruch College
November 20, 2019
From: James McCarthy, Provost
The Presidential Excellence Awards Committees seek nominations for the Presidential Excellence Awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Distinguished Teaching, and Distinguished Service. All full-time faculty members who are in their fourth year or beyond at Baruch, with the exception of Distinguished Professors, are eligible for these awards. Adjunct members of the faculty who have taught for a total of six semesters or more at Baruch (i.e., in their sixth semester or beyond) are eligible for the Distinguished Teaching Award (Adjunct Faculty). Faculty who have received Presidential Awards become eligible for another award in the same category after ten years.
Letters of nomination are welcome from any source within the Baruch Community, including departmental executive committees, deans, chairpersons, colleagues, staff members, and students. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
For the scholarship award, the letters of nomination should indicate the significance of the candidate’s scholarship to her or his field.
For the teaching award, the nomination should describe the outstanding work in instruction. In keeping with the college’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, the Awards Committee will be looking for evidence of innovation and effectiveness in the classroom.
For the service award, consistent with our new Strategic Plan, service in support of diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency both within and without the classroom will receive special emphasis by the Awards Committee.
Nominees will be contacted for the supporting materials needed by the Awards Committees. The three Awards Committees will be headed by the three deans and include previous winners.
To nominate someone: 1) click on Presidential Excellence Awards Nomination Form OR 2) send your nomination(s) to the Provost’s Office: Attn: Presidential Excellence Awards Committee, Box B4-230 (Nominations may be made electronically or by paper.)
The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 14, 2020, 12:00 PM. Nominations will not be accepted after this date
Established and maintained by grants from the Baruch College Fund, the Presidential Excellence Awards are given to faculty members to stimulate and reward outstanding achievement and to enhance the College as a center of excellence. The awards are made by the President, acting on the recommendation of the Awards Committees. The recipient receives an honorarium and a certificate, and the names of all recipients are inscribed on plaques that are prominently displayed on the 14th floor of the Newman Vertical Campus.
The Distinguished Scholarship Award encompasses three categories:
Written Scholarship recognizes full-time members of the faculty who have published a book, monograph, article, or series of articles of scholarly distinction in the past two years;
Creative Work recognizes full-time members of the faculty who have had a distinguished achievement in the fine or performing arts during the past two years;
Long-Term Career Achievements recognizes full-time members of the faculty whose scholarship in the past 10 to 15 years constitutes an exceptional contribution to their field.
The Distinguished Teaching Award (full-time faculty) and The Distinguished Teaching Award (adjunct faculty) recognize members of the full-time and adjunct faculties whose outstanding pedagogical ability, commitment to teaching, and achievements in teaching are making a positive impact on the quality of instruction and student life at the College. Nominations should include evidence of the effectiveness and/or innovative practices of the instructor. Submissions of materials for the Teaching awards will be accepted in electronic form only.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes full-time faculty whose service distinct from teaching and scholarship is improving the quality of the Baruch community through leadership in developing new directions for College activity, in developing resources for the College, extraordinary or unique contributions to shared governance, leadership in program development and enhancement and/or in connecting the College to relevant external communities. This year special focus on activities that support of diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency will be given enhanced consideration. Submissions of materials for the Service awards will be accepted in electronic form only.
Questions? Please email any questions regarding the Presidential Excellence Awards to firstname.lastname@example.org.