The selection process for this award calls for the Award Committee to review the nomination forms submitted as well as information collected from the nominee.
This award recognizes up to two faculty members each year who demonstrate ongoing exemplary engagement with undergraduate and/or graduate students in high-impact academic activities of student research, writing, conference presentation, and submission, publication, or production of scholarly or creative work. The award covers faculty engagement with individual or groups of students related to scholarly or creative work beyond instructional expectations.
1. Full-time faculty members (tenure-track, tenured, and fixed-term QAR) who have taught at Brockport for at least three years (including full-time teaching during the year of nomination).
2. Faculty, staff, student, or self-nominations are accepted.
3. Winners are only eligible to reapply for this award once every five years.
An evaluation committee ranks nominees according to the strength of their record working with students on:
1. Independent research and writing or original creative activities.
2. Submission and/or publication of scholarly work in professional venues, or production of creative work.
3. Preparation for and presentation of scholarly or creative work in professional conferences or venues.
Favorable consideration is given to nominees who demonstrate strength in more than one category.
Faculty candidates nominated primarily in the area of mentoring student research, writing or production of creative work, and preparation for conferences should show a strong and ongoing record of:
1. Working closely with students on independent research and writing in their academic discipline (e.g. senior theses, MA theses, capstone projects, student research grant applications, faculty-student collaborative research and writing, etc.); or
2. Working closely with students on original creative/artistic work in their academic discipline (e.g. senior fine art exhibit, MFA capstone dance show, faculty-student collaborative choreography, etc.); or
3. Helping students apply for College or external research grants and/or supporting student research with faculty grants.
Faculty candidates nominated primarily in the area of student submission and/or publication of scholarly work or production of creative work should show a strong and ongoing record of:
1. Facilitating student submission, publication, or presentation of scholarly or creative work (as sole authors or joint authors with faculty) in professional peer-reviewed journals, publications, or venues
Faculty candidates nominated primarily in the area of student conference preparation and presentation should show a strong and ongoing record of:
1. Preparing students to present at professional conferences themselves or in collaboration with faculty (may include Scholars Day and Graduate Research Conference at Brockport)
2. Accompanying students to conferences and/or helping them secure conference travel funding