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Faculty Awards

Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award (EIT Award)
The EIT Award recognizes a full- or part-time faculty member at Grand View who demonstrates excellence and innovation in teaching. The call for peer nominations is made in January and selection of the recipient is made by the President and Provost. The EIT Award is presented at the annual Honor’s Convocation and includes a $1500 honorarium. Specifically, the award seeks to honor a faculty member who:

  • utilizes innovative pedagogies that encourage deeper student learning and promotes student engagement in and outside the classroom,
  • demonstrates a significant and sustained commitment to enhancing student learning through interdisciplinary connections,
  • shows genuine care and concern for the welfare of students, and
  • positively impacts students, fellow faculty and staff members, and Grand View University.

Past recipients of the Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award:
2013: Mr. Joshua Ryther, Associate Professor of Art
2012: Dr. Felicitas Avendaño, Associate Professor of Biology
2011: Dr. Jean Logan, Professor of Nursing
2011: Dr. James Whyte, Professor of Sociology
2009: Dr. Ken Sundet Jones, Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy
2008: Dr. Corbin Zea, Associate Professor of Chemistry
2007: Dr. Solveig Nelson, Emeritus Professor of English
2006: Dr. Sergio Loch, Professor of Mathematics
2005: Dr. Amy Getty, Professor of English

Outstanding Academic Advising Award
The Outstanding Academic Advising Award is presented to a staff or faculty member who exhibits, through academic advising, a strong commitment to student success. Candidates will be determined through peer and/or student nomination process. The President and the Provost will review nominations and make the final selection. The Outstanding Academic Advising Award is presented at the annual Honor’s Convocation and includes a $2,333 monetary award plus $1,000 in faculty development funds. Criteria for the award are as follows:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a caring, helpful attitude toward advisees
  • Availability to advisees and frequent contact with advisees
  • Appropriate referral activity and use of appropriate information sources
  • Evidence of advisee success and progress toward academic and career goals
  • Mastery of institutional regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to engage in, promote, and support developmental advising by guiding advisees’ discernment of life purpose
  • Participation in and support of advisor development programs

Past recipients of the Outstanding Academic Advising Award:
2013: Dr. Paul Brooke, Professor of English
2012: Ms. Kaylene Ruby, Professor of Communication
2011: Ms. Cathy Brent, Director of Academic Advising
2010: Dr. Evan Thomas, Professor of History
2009: Ms. Patricia Rinke, Professor of Business Administration

Excellence in Scholarship Award
The Excellence in Scholarship Award recognizes a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated significant achievement in the area of scholarship. Candidates will be determined through a peer nomination process. The President and the Provost will review nominations and make the final selection. The Excellence in Scholarship Award is presented at the annual Honor’s Convocation and includes a $2,333 monetary award plus $1,000 in faculty development funds. Criteria for the award are as follows:

  • Demonstrates an active and sustained commitment to scholarly work
  • Has made notable scholarly contributions in his/her academic discipline
  • Uses scholarship to enhance his/her teaching, encourage deeper student learning and promote student engagement inside and outside the classroom

Past recipients of the Excellence in Scholarship Award:
2013: Dr. Mark Mattes, Professor of Religion and Philosophy
2012: Dr. Joshua Call, Associate Professor of English
2011: Dr. Therese Judge, Associate Professor of English
2010: Dr. Kevin Gannon, Associate Professor of History
2009: Dr. Mark Mattes, Professor of Religion and Philosophy

Distinguished Faculty Service Award
The Grand View University Distinguished Faculty Service Award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary service to the University.  Any full time faculty member at Grand View University. An individual may earn this award more than one time.  Candidates for the award will be determined through a peer nomination process. The President and the Provost will review nominations and make final decisions regarding award designees. Awards will be granted only if an outstanding nominee is identified.  The Distinguished Faculty Service Award is presented at the annual Honor’s Convocation and includes a $2333 monetary award plus $1000 in faculty development funds (with no restrictions).  The criteria for the award are as follows:

  • Has a strong, sustained record of accomplishment in activities undertaken in service to, and as a representative of the University
  • Has made meaningful contributions and has positively impacted the work of a variety of service activities
  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to serve students, staff, faculty, and the mission of Grand View

Past recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Service Award
2013: Mr. Steve Snyder, Professor of Humanities
2012: Ms. Coralie Turner, Assistant Professor of Spanish

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