Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member Awards


Purpose and Description

Each year, the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award honors two faculty members who have exceeded the scope of their duties and have achieved new heights in teaching, research, and student learning.


Teaching faculty with an FTE less than 100% are eligible. A committee will select one recipient who teaches on a semester-by-semester basis (term) and one recipient who has an annual or continuing (bargaining unit) appointment.


Any full or part‐time faculty member or student may nominate a candidate. Self-nominations are accepted. All nominators must adhere to the process described below.

Nomination Process

Nominations shall include a narrative of no more than 500 words that describes the manner in which the candidate has exceeded expectations in academic excellence by serving students and must also include:

  • A letter of recommendation from the head of the appropriate academic unit. In addition to addressing the criteria, this letter should indicate whether the candidate is a term, annual, or bargaining-unit adjunct, and what course(s) the candidate has taught.
  • No more than four additional letters of support from students and peers.
  • A letter reflecting the endorsement of the college dean.

The Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee, which consists of two adjunct faculty, two full-time faculty, and two administrators in the Office of Provost, will select recipients.

The nomination packet must be submitted electronically as a single electronic PDF file by Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, to Sharon Boyle in the Provost's Office.

The Committee will complete the selection process and forward the names of the recipients to the Office of the President by Jan. 19, 2018.

Recipients will be recognized at the Faculty Awards Celebration in April 2018.

Please direct questions to Keisha Love, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Special Initiatives, at 513-556-7013.


Note on Selection

The recipient’s selection is subject to a final verification by the Provost confirming the current good standing of the awardee.