Faculty awards round-up:
Call for nominations
Temple President Ann Weaver Hart, Interim Provost Richard M. Englert and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Bonnie S. Brennen are seeking nominations for a variety of annual faculty awards honoring Temple’s finest teachers, researchers, creative artists and clinicians.
With the application process for 2007 faculty awards in full swing, the Temple Times has compiled a one-stop-shopping guide to the most prominent awards for faculty achievement for which Temple full-time faculty members are eligible: the Great Teachers Award, the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Eberman Faculty Research Award, the Temple University Faculty Research Award and the Faculty Award for Creative Achievement.
This year, the Provost’s office is placing special emphasis on generating more applications for the Lindback Award.
“I’m reluctant to single out any award for special attention, but in recent years we haven’t received as many applications for Lindbacks as we would like to see. I know we have many terrific teachers who deserve recognition,” Englert said.
“We want to make sure that our faculty members, particularly those who are in the early stages of their careers, understand just how much of a positive impact a Lindback can have on career development,” he continued. “The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation established the Lindback Awards to honor teaching excellence in a five-state mid-Atlantic area, so the prestige of the Lindback is recognized and valued from New Jersey to Virginia.”
Englert also noted that the application procedures for Lindback Awards and Great Teachers Awards (Temple’s highest honor for career teaching achievement) have been streamlined.
All of the awards mentioned above will be presented at a faculty awards convocation in April 2007.
For more information on faculty awards, including guidelines and instructions for submitting nominations, go to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs’ Web site at www.temple.edu/vpfaculty.
• Great Teachers Award. Three faculty members will be recognized for their contributions to teaching, each receiving a $15,000 stipend, a commemorative sculpture by Tyler Professor Stanley Lechtzin and the honor of having his or her name engraved on the wall of the Founder’s Garden on Main Campus. All full-time faculty members are eligible. Each department may nominate one of its members. Petitions by students and alumni may be made directly to the awards committee. Previous candidates not selected for a GTA may be re-nominated; no faculty member may receive the GTA more than once. Deadline for nomination packets: Dec. 4, 2006.
• Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Six faculty members will be recognized for teaching excellence (the number may vary from year to year), each receiving a $4,000 stipend. All full-time faculty members are eligible. Each school or college is eligible to nominate one of its members. Petitions by students and alumni may be made directly to the awards committee. Previous candidates not selected for a Lindback award may be re-nominated; no faculty member may receive a Lindback more than once. Deadline for nomination packets: Dec. 11, 2006.
• Research and creative achievement awards. An Eberman Faculty Research Award, a Temple University Faculty Research Award and a Faculty Award for Creative Achievement will be awarded to three different faculty members for excellence in research or creative achievement. Each award winner receives a $2,500 stipend. All full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members are eligible. Each school or college may nominate one of its members; no more than one research or creative achievement award will be made to a given school or college in a given year. A University Research and Creative Achievement Awards Committee (including six faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost) has final authority on award recipients. Deadline for nomination packets: Dec. 4, 2006.
Awards to support research
In addition to faculty awards for teaching, research and creative excellence, Temple offers several awards to support ongoing or future faculty research projects.
• Research and study leave. May be awarded for a semester or an academic year. All full-time faculty members who have not received a study leave within the previous six years are eligible. Deadline for application: Nov. 13, 2006.
• Grant-in-aid of research. All full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty are eligible. There are two rounds of funding. Deadline for application for the first round (distribution in 2007): Nov. 13, 2006. Deadline for application for second round (distribution between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008): March 12, 2007.
• Summer research. Awarded to 35 faculty members, each of whom will receive a $4,500 stipend. All tenure and tenure-track faculty members in the bargaining unit who are receiving an academic year salary are eligible. Deadline for application: Nov. 27, 2006.
For more information on these and other faculty awards, including guidelines and application information, go the Web site of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at www.temple.edu/vpfaculty.