State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty Award

QualificationsProfessor Bob Burnett with students

The Commonwealth’s highest honor for faculty at Virginia’s colleges and universities recognizes a record that strongly reflects the mission of the institution and demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service.

General Information

$5,000 monetary prize. Faculty are nominated for the SCHEV OFA by submitting a two-page dossier. The dossier should address, in a bulleted format, the four criteria on which SCHEV OFA nominees are judged:

1. Teaching

A record of superior accomplishment in the scholarship of TEACHING should contain clear and compelling evidence related to: (i) instruction; and (ii) student development and learning.

2. Discovery

A record of superior accomplishment in the scholarship of DISCOVERY should contain clear and compelling evidence related to: (i) scholarly works (objective, subjective, and/or artistic); and (ii) scholarly activities (new knowledge and research).

3. Integration of Knowledge

A record of superior accomplishment in the scholarship of KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATION should contain clear and compelling evidence related to: (i) curricular development, including placing the nominee’s discipline in larger interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary contexts; and (ii) meaningful connections between a nominee’s discovery and teaching.

4. Service

A record of superior accomplishment in the scholarship of SERVICE should contain clear and compelling evidence related to: the application of knowledge and expertise in the broader contexts of (i) institution; (ii) community/society; and (iii) professional service.

For reference, the current SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award guidelines may be found on the SCHEV OFA website at http://www.schev.edu/AdminFaculty/OFAprogramIndex.asp. Internal UVA nominations should follow the bulleted format noted above. Each nominator of faculty selected as UVA OFA nominees will be asked to work with the nominee compile a nomination package in accordance with SCHEV guidelines.

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