The Presidential Award for Distinguished Adjunct Teaching is presented annually to up to two part-time Bridgewater State University faculty members who have taught as part-time faculty at the university for at least three of the last six semesters. The awardees each receive a plaque and a check for $2,500. Award winners are notified through a surprise class visit and announced at the Awards for Academic Excellence Ceremony in the Spring. An adjunct faculty member may receive this award only once.
This award recognizes outstanding performance and/or innovations in teaching at either the undergraduate or graduate levels. Documentation for this award will include a nomination letter from a full-time faculty member, a statement of teaching philosophy by the nominee of no more than two pages, sample course syllabi from the semesters during which the applicant taught at the university, a curriculum vita, a letter from the current department chair, two letters from students, and teaching evaluations.
The review committee consists of four faculty who are previous award winners (including DiNardo Teaching Award winners) from different colleges; four students, drawn from different colleges; the Director of Teaching and Learning and the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs. The committee makes a recommendation to the Provost and President.
Nominations for a colleague may be made by any full-time faculty member or librarian at the college, including the nominees department chair. One may nominate only one colleague in a single year, from inside or outside ones department. Nominators do not need to notify the nominee or obtain their consent. After the deadline for nominations has passed, the committee will request of each nominee the consent to proceed and will collect the supporting documentation listed above, including names of faculty and students to contact for letters of support.The deadline for nomination letters is Friday, November 16, 2012. Nomination letters should state the reasons for the nomination and should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Documentation is due from nominees, colleagues, and students on December 14, 2012.
Last Modified: September 13, 2012