Grants and Awards
The Wall of Fame awards are given each year at a recognition Banquet and Awards Ceremony in May, held in honor of the Professors and Professional Staff members who have been nominated by graduates from the previous year for their excellence in teaching and/or advising.
The Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award is funded through a gift from the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. The purpose of the award is to honor one permanent faculty member with an outstanding record of teaching and a sustained record of commitment to student learning. For more information about the award, go to Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Programs. Nomination deadline is January 1, 2016. Application deadline is February 8, 2016. The award is presented at a ceremony in April. Award amount: $4000.00
The Frances S. Johnson Junior Faculty Innovative Teaching Award was established by Dr. Sanford Tweedie to recognize junior faculty who challenge their students in unique, important and interesting ways. This award is presented during New Faculty Orientation in August. Application deadline July 31, 2015. Award amount: $350.00 plus $500.00 educational materials stipend.
The Frances R. Lax Fund for Faculty Development, established by its namesake, provides stipends to probationary, full-time tenure track faculty who are in the second year of service for professional development activities including: conference registration, academic travel, student research assistants, or academic materials. The award is available for the spring semester. Application deadline October 31, 2015. Award amount: $1000.00 each for up to 8 recipients.
The Assistant Professor and Instructor Travel Fund has been established by the Office of the Provost to provide funding for additional travel support for all full-time, tenure track assistant professors and instructors to attend and/or present a paper at a conference. One application per academic year after department funds are depleted. Award amount: up to $1500.00
Note: All funds for 2014-15 Professor/Instructor Travel have been expended. We are no longer accepting applications for this year.
The Innovations in Teaching Using Technology Grant is sponsored by Instructional Technology and the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. This grant is principally targeted to initiatives that are innovative, scalable, adaptable, and applicable to teaching. Pre-tenured and tenured faculty are eligible. Award amount: ranges up to $2000. The deadline for this award is before noon on August 15, 2015.