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

We have updated the process for this award.  The criteria and timeline for this award are considerably different from UVA’s Faculty Teaching Awards. To be able to put forth our strongest candidates we will address this award individually.

UVA is allowed to submit applications for 6 Outstanding Faculty Awards nominees and 1 Rising Star nominee.  For the seven faculty members who are chosen as UVA nominees, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost will provide resources and assistance with assembling packets. The full nomination packets will be due, electronically, to the Provost’s office  by the end of the day September 16, 2018. The SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awards are judged by the following criteria:

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.

Please note that both the internal nomination process and the complete nomination packet will need to address these four areas. 

Award Timeline

Early May 2018: The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost will send out a call for nominations. This is a call for internal nominations. We will not be asking for the full SCHEV nomination packet at this time. We are looking for a short (2 page maximum) nomination in bulleted format that address the 4 OFA criteria: Teaching, Discovery, Integration of Knowledge, and Service. For more information on the individual criteria visit the SCHEV guidelines (PDF). 

June 11, 2018: Internal nominations are due, electronically, to the Provost's office. These should be the short (2 page maximum) nominations in bulleted format that address the 4 OFA criteria.

July 2, 2018: Internal UVA nominees will be notified if they have been selected to complete the full SCHEV OFA nomination packets. In total, there will be 7 nominees from UVA (6 OFA nominees and 1 Rising Star nominee).

 

Previous Outstanding Faculty Award Recipients