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Academics

Faculty Service Award


Purpose of Award

The award honors faculty who have demonstrated superior service to the academy, the University, and our broad community. Recipients have a distinguished and prolonged level of involvement and are exemplary University citizens who have applied their role as good stewards of place to both improve student learning and improve the quality of life for both our campus and our wide-ranging community.

Eligibility

Faculty members who have held full-time, continuous appointments at Fitchburg State for a minimum of five years. Previous recipients will not be eligible for a period of five years.

Application Procedure

To apply for this prestigious award or nominate a faculty member, address a letter of application/nomination and include a resume, supporting documentation, and a letter of collegial testimony to:  Faculty Service Award Committee, c/o Joanne Rivard.

Application and Nomination Deadline: December 1, 2018
Submission of Supporting Materials Deadline: January 12, 2019

Note: Letter of application/nomination and supporting materials are preferred electronically.

Description of the Award

The Faculty Service Award will consist of a $3000 check, a campus parking space for one year, acknowledgement in the May commencement program, and a recognition at the annual faculty awards event in May.

Composition of the Award Committee

For the first three years the award committee will be composed of the Deans (A&S, H&NS, Ed, Bus&Tech, Library and GCE) and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. In subsequent years the previous recipients of the award will be added to the committee. After year three the award committee will be made up of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and previous years' recipients.

Supporting Materials

Each applicant should provide sufficient supporting material for the committee to evaluate. Such material should include at least the following information:

  • A statement certifying that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements.
  • A biographical sketch and/or curriculum vitae or resume, which must include a record of his or her service record.
  • Complete documentation attesting to the applicant’s superior service.


Criteria


Contribution to the University Mission

The faculty member's service provides a meaningful benefit to the university, his or her profession, and/or the regional community. The faculty member’s contribution will fall within one or more types of service.

Examples of service include, but are not limited to:

  • contributions through committee work;
  • student recruitment and retention;
  • application of expertise to benefit the university and its community through participation and service to university and community organizations, professional associations, and/or other university governance bodies;
  • advancement of public support for the university; and/or
  • lectures and seminars to community groups.
     

Significant Contribution

  • The faculty member's service has a significant effect on the campus or broader communities.
  • The faculty member's service demonstrates leadership and initiative.
     

2019 Faculty Service Award Winner, Dr. Eric Budd


Past Honorees

2018 Dr. Megan Krell
2017 Dr. Elizabeth Gordon

On-going Commitment

  • The faculty member has made a consistent service contribution.
  • The faculty member's service record represents multiple years of commitment.
     

If you have any questions, please email Joanne Rivard at jrivard@fitchburgstate.edu