Faculty Awards

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On behalf of the CSUDH Toro community we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Shell for its generous support of the Faculty Awards Program.

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Faculty Awards are presented each year to a select group of CSUDH faculty members, in recognition of outstanding achievement in a variety of areas. Specific guidelines govern each award; nominations must conform to them. You can find the eligibility requirements, award criteria, and nominating procedure for each award by clicking on the appropriate faculty awards below. 

Please submit your award nominations no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 30, 2020 to ddavila@csudh.edu.

The procedure for these faculty awards is as follows:
 
A faculty member who is nominated for any of these awards is strongly encouraged to submit a mini-file of supporting material (e.g., letters from colleagues and students, PTE evaluations, course materials).  Minimally, the faculty member must submit a memorandum extending permission for members of the Leaves and Honors Committee to review his/her Personnel Action File.  In the past the Committee has expressed a strong preference for reviewing mini-files that specifically address the criteria for an award.  Several years ago, in its annual report to the Academic Senate, the Committee noted, “When other nominees take the trouble to put together thoughtfully prepared mini-files, it is unlikely that the nominee who merely signs a release for access to the RTP file will be a serious contender for the award.”

To view the Leaves and Honors Committee members for this academic year, please click on the following link: 2020-2021 Leaves and Honors Committee.

Catherine H. Jacobs Outstanding Faculty-Lecturer Award

Named in honor of former lecturer Cathy H. Jacobs, for her outstanding record of service at CSUDH. She was the first recipient of this honorary award. The award acknowledges and honors a CSUDH full-time and part-time faculty at the rank of lecturer who has demonstrated excellence in teaching effectiveness to the CSUDH campus community. All CSUDH full-time and part-time faculty at the rank of lecturer are eligible for this award.

2020 Faculty Award Recipient:
Dr. Anne Garrett
Interdisciplinary Studies Department, CAH

Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award

The Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award was established in 2004 to acknowledge research, scholarship, and creative activity are essential components to the CSUDH mission. Moreover, this award recognizes these professional activities provide intellectual stimulation and motivation for student learning, are an impetus for students to emulate the work of their professors, and bring recognition and prestige to the institution; it is important to recognize faculty who are working at the frontier of their discipline and contributing to human knowledge. Maintaining current involvement in their disciplines enables CSUDH faculty to be part of, and to reach out to, the academic community at large as well as the immediate community that we serve; that scholarship, research and creative activity distinguish the professional work of faculty in higher education; and further, that CSUDH has a tradition of excellent research, scholarship, and creative activity. The criteria for this award shall include consideration of: the quality and number of peer-reviewed publications; the extent of externally funded work; the visibility or recognition of creative activity; evidence of originality and creativity; evidence of excellence, including exhibitions, presentations, invitations; awards, citations, and recognition by peers and the public. All CSUDH faculty are eligible for this award.

2020 Faculty Award Recipient:
Dr. Vivian Price
Interdisciplinary Studies Department, CAH

Excellence in Service Award

The Excellence in Service Award recognizes faculty contributions to University governance and development. This award acknowledges service as an essential component of the mission of CSUDH and its importance to the functioning of faculty members; the professional activities related to university governance, decision-making, institutional growth, internal communication, and dissemination of data and knowledge are important elements for the functioning and development of the University; professional activities extend beyond the walls of the University and create a positive environment for our students’ lives off campus and our affiliates in business, non-profit and charitable establishments are valuable contributions to the University’s mission and goals. Service provides collegial foundations and a commitment by participants to the continued interconnection of faculty across the disciplines and to the institution as a whole; and further, that it is important to recognize faculty who serve the University without compensation in a capacity that is distinct from either teaching or research. For this award, consideration is based on the quality and degree of service in a number of areas, including working on committees, task forces, councils, etc.; giving seminars; developing programs with elementary, middle, or high schools; student counseling and advising; working on the Academic Senate or statewide Senate; contributing to professional societies such as the moderation of panels; the drafting of important documents such as mission statements and by-laws. Consideration shall also be given to the visibility of results of such service on the University campus; evidence of originality and creativity in providing solutions to, and/or in resolving, institutional questions facing the University; evidence of excellence and dedication to the Dominguez Hills campus and community; recognition by peers and the public. All CSUDH full-time faculty and lecturers (except those who teach primarily at another campus) are eligible for this award provided that they have not have received the award within the past five (5) years.

2020 Faculty Award Recipient:
Dr. Jenney Hall
Interdisciplinary Studies Department, CAH

Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher Award

Named in honor of the founding Vice President for Academic Affairs at CSUDH, the Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher Award originally recognized two (2) faculty members. Revised in 2004 for one recipient, this award continues to recognize a faculty member who knows their subject thoroughly, who manifests in their teaching an understanding of broad areas of knowledge, and who demonstrates an ability to select, organize, and interpret, with discernment, the materials relevant to the courses they teach. This award recognizes the person’s ability to communicate the materials of their courses effectively, for their active interest in the progress of students as individuals, and for qualities that lead that person to search continually for new and creative ways to present materials and to generate intellectual enthusiasm among students. All CSUDH full-time faculty and lecturers (except those who teach primarily at another campus) are eligible for this award provided that they have not have received the award within the past five (5) years.

2020 Faculty Award Recipient:
Dr. Ryan Bowles Eagle
Communications Department, CAH

Presidential Outstanding Professor Award

The Presidential Outstanding Professor Awards, originally established by the CSU Board of Trustees in September 1963, recognizes excellence in teaching. In 1995, the Board of Trustees discontinued the statewide awards, but CSUDH has continued the program as an annual campus-based award. Revised in 2004 and now called the Presidential Outstanding Professor Award, this honor recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in all areas of faculty performance, i.e., as a teacher, as a member of their profession, and as a member of the campus and community. All CSUDH full-time faculty (except those who do their teaching, research, and service primarily at another campus) that have not have received the award within the past five (5) years are eligible for this award.

2020 Faculty Award Recipient:
Dr. Debra Best
English Department, CAH

Assigned Time for Exceptional Levels of Service to Students Award Recipients

Spring 2021 - Assigned Time for Exceptional Levels of Service to Students Call. Deadline Friday, October 9, 2020. 

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please send your complete application to Ms. Claudia Currie at ccurrie@csudh.edu.

Greetings,
I am pleased to announce the call for the Spring 2021 submission to request “Assigned Time for Exceptional Levels of Service to Students.” All unit 3 Faculty are eligible to submit proposals. Faculty who have previously received assigned time under this program and have not filed a report on their activities are not eligible to receive an additional award until their final report has been received. Faculty members already receiving assigned time for the same general category of activity (e.g., assigned time for excess enrollments, assigned time for committee service) shall not be eligible for support from this program. It is anticipated that up to six (6) awards will be granted for the Spring 2021 semester. An application for assigned time to support exceptional levels of service to students shall consist of:
A 500-word narrative explaining the activity you propose will improve student’s learning experiences beyond your standard professional responsibilities; in particular, please highlight activities as they (per CBA Article 20.37) “support underserved, first-generation, and/or underrepresented students; the development and implementation of high-impact educational practices; curricular redesign intended to improve student access and success; service to the department, college, university, or community that goes significantly beyond the normal expectations of all faculty.”
  1. Include an approximation of the hours your activity will take during the semester and if additional time outside of the semester is needed;

  2. A current CV (two-page maximum)

  3. A brief letter of support from a CSUDH employee (other than the applicant) regarding the value and potential outcome of the activity.

  4. Signatures from your College Dean and Department Chair/ Program Coordinator, indicating their endorsement for your proposal and acknowledgment that they are not providing assigned time for the proposal.

Proposals for Spring 2021 are due electronically on Friday, October 9, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please send your complete application to Ms. Claudia Currie at ccurrie@csudh.edu.
Sincerely,
Dr. Cheryl Koos
Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Development

                          

2020/2021 Faculty Awards Timeline
  • 11/02/2020: Date of call for faculty award nominations                                        
  • 11/30/2020: Faculty award nominations due to Faculty Affairs (FAD)                 
  • 01/29/2020: Faculty awards mini-file submission and permission for                   
    personnel file access due in FAD                                              

  • 02/10/2021: Leaves and Honors Committee begins selection process                   
  • 02/24/2021: Leaves and Honors Committee advises Provost of Faculty                
    it has selected to receive awards                                            

  • 03/10/2021: President announces award recipients                                               

Questions about these faculty awards or the nomination and selection process should be directed to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development at facultyaffairs@csudh.edu.  Please send nominations by November 30 to Dianne Vogel at ddavila@csudh.edu 


Forms

Due: Friday, October 9, 2020

Spring 2021 - Assigned Time for Exceptional Levels of Service to Students Form [PDF]

All Other Faculty Award Nominations Due November 30, 2020

2021 Faculty Award Nomination form [PDF]