Dean's Awards of Distinction

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Click the button to nominate a faculty or staff member for the Dean's Awards of Distinction listed below.

Applications for Dean's Scholars and Dean's Summer Research Grant are NOT included in this nomination form. Please view those award descriptions for details.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and colleagues are all invited to make nominations - deadline is March 15.







The College of Business and Economics has developed a procedure to better recognize, reward and encourage continued outstanding performance in the achievement of our mission: "provides [our] constituencies with the skills, tools and values required to win in the global marketplace through teaching, research and service." As the State's land-grant institution, we have a duty to West Virginians to fulfill our mission. The means by which we fulfill this obligation is by working hard to be good stewards of the components of our mission – teaching research and service.

The purpose of the "Dean's Awards of Distinction" is to recognize and encourage continued efforts of the individuals who excel in these areas. Nominations for these awards will be accepted through March 15th of each year. Departmental award winners are included for consideration. However, nominations are accepted from other sources such as students, alumni, colleagues, etc. Nominees will have until April 1st to submit supporting documentation. Documentation as noted below must be submitted in order for the nominee to be considered. Eligible award winners must not have received the specific award in the previous three (3) years.  Awards will be made at an annual ceremony.

Awards

Dean's Distinction in Teaching: Full-time Faculty Teaching Award

Eligibility: Any full-time tenure or non-tenure track faculty member of the College who has not received this award in the past three (3) years. Nominees should have received an "excellent" in teaching from the Departmental P&T committees.

Nominations: All eligible nominations will be considered. Students are strongly encouraged to nominate. Departmental award winners are included. Nominations must include a description of why the person should receive the award. For example, how their teaching has impacted the student or classroom, innovative teaching techniques, etc.

Support Documentation: To be considered, nominees must supply the following information

  • Support letter from supervisor
  • Departmental nominees should supply their nomination letter from the Departmental P&T committee
  • Two (2) page maximum statement from the nominee
  • Teaching evaluations

Committee: Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by a committee consisting of the Associate/Assistant Deans and Dean.

Award: Winner will receive a plaque and a professional development grant. 

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Dean's Distinction in Teaching: Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award

Eligibility: Any part-time instructor of the College who has taught at B&E for three consecutive semesters and has not received this award in the past three (3) years.

Nominations: All eligible nominations will be considered. Students are strongly encouraged to nominate. Nominations must include a description of why the person should receive the award. For example, how their teaching has impacted the student or classroom, innovative teaching techniques, etc.

Support Documentation:   To be considered, nominees must supply the following information

  • Support letter from supervisor
  • Two (2) page maximum statement from the nominee
  • Teaching evaluations

Committee: Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by a committee consisting of the Associate/Assistant Deans and Dean.

Award: Winner will receive a plaque and a professional development grant.

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Dean's Distinction in Research

Eligibility: Any full-time employee(s) of the College who has received an "excellent" in research from the Departmental P&T Committee and has at least one A+ publication.  Funded research will also be considered. Award winners who have received this award in the previous three (3) years will not be considered.

Nominations: All eligible nominations will be considered. Departmental award winners are included. Nominations must include a description of why the person should receive the award. For example, how their research has impacted the academy, raised the profile of the College, etc.

Support Documentation: To be considered, nominees must supply the following information

  • Support letter from supervisor
  • Departmental nominees should supply their nomination letter from the Departmental P&T committee
  • Two (2) page maximum statement from the nominee
  • Copies of the publication(s)
  • Current Vita

Committee: Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by a committee consisting of the Associate/Assistant Deans and Dean.

Award: Winner will receive a plaque and a professional development grant.

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Dean's Distinction in Outreach

Eligibility: Any full-time employee of the College who has not received this award in the past three (3) years.

Nominations: All eligible nominations will be considered. Nominations must include a description of why the person should receive the award. For example how the person has gone beyond their normal job responsibilities to provide exemplary outreach.

Support Documentation: To be considered, nominees must supply the following information

  • Support letter from supervisor
  • Two (2) page maximum statement from the nominee
  • Evidence of excellence in performance of outreach

Committee: Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by a committee consisting of the Associate/Assistant Deans and Dean.

Award: Winner will receive a plaque and a professional development grant.

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Dean's Distinction in Service to the College: Faculty

Eligibility: Any full-time faculty member of the College who has not received this award in the past three (3) years. Nominees should have received an "excellent" in service from the Departmental P&T committees.

Nominations: All eligible nominations will be considered. Nominations must include a description of why the person should receive the award. For example how the person has gone beyond their normal job responsibilities to provide exemplary service to the college, university or profession.

Support Documentation: To be considered, nominees must supply the following information

  • Support letter from supervisor
  • Departmental nominees should supply their nomination letter from the Departmental P&T committee
  • Two (2) page maximum statement from the nominee
  • Evidence of excellence in performance of  service

Committee: Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by a committee consisting of the Associate/Assistant Deans and Dean.

Award: Winner will receive a plaque and a professional development grant.

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Dean's Distinction in Service to the College: Staff

Eligibility: Any full-time staff member of the College who has not received this award in the past three (3) years.

Nominations: All eligible nominations will be considered. Nominations must include a description of why the person should receive the award. For example how the person has gone beyond their normal job responsibilities to provide exemplary service to the college.

  • Support letter from supervisor
  • Two (2) page maximum statement from the nominee
  • Evidence of excellence in performance of service

Committee: Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by a committee consisting of the Associate/Assistant Deans and Dean.

Award: Winner will receive a plaque and a professional development grant.

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Dean's Scholars

Eligibility: Any faculty member(s) who receives an A+ peer-reviewed journal article acceptance (from the College journal lists) in the previous calendar year.  The faculty member(s) must be an employee of WVU at the time of the article's acceptance and WVU must be listed as the faculty member (s') affiliation.

Award: $500 professional development grant for continued research support. Co-authored publications receive one $500 development grant. 

Download the application form (Word Document)

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Dean's Summer Research Grant

Any faculty member(s) who receives an A+ or A peer-reviewed journal article acceptance (from the College journal lists) are invited to write a competitive summer research proposal describing ongoing research and the need for funding.

TWO new research grants are awarded per year.  These grants will be in the amount of $10,000 to be paid over two summers.  Usage of funds is at the discretion of the recipient(s).  You may be awarded the grant in consecutive years; however to continue to be eligible you must follow the reporting guidelines specified in the Summer Research Grant Document (i.e., provide a report at the end of the second summer of funding – due by September 1.)

Committee:  All submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Research and Library Committee with recommendations forwarded to the Associate/Assistant Deans and Dean for a final decision.

View details and submission requirements (PDF)

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