Senate Awards General Criteria and Supporting Materials

  • (updated November 2019)

    Candidates must have completed five years of service with IUP to submit an application. You may not have won the Senate Award in the category you are submitting within the last five years. Each candidate must submit a one-page Personal Statement describing his/her qualifications for the Senate award as well as a vita focusing on the most recent five years electronically. Candidates may only submit in one category per year. Any applications that are not complete will not be considered. Electronic submissions of the entire package where feasible are welcome. All application packages should also include a Table of Contents for the supporting materials addressed below:

    Teaching

    Submit a maximum of three (3) examples in any of the categories below. Applications can and should address as many categories as appropriate, but you should choose only your three strongest examples for submission in each category. While the strongest applications are likely to address more than one category, please note that it is not necessary to address every category. Application may be up to 25 pages long, plus the two most recent semesters of student evaluations must be included (not included in the 25-page count).

    • Syllabi
    • Innovative teaching strategies
    • Innovative assessment strategies
    • Advisement/mentoring (chair or dean’s letters are recommended)
    • Professional memberships
    • Honors/awards
    • Letters of support

    Research

    Submit a maximum of three (3) examples in any of the categories below. Applications can and should address as many categories as appropriate, but you should choose only your three strongest examples for submission in each category. While the strongest applications are likely to address more than one category, please note that it is not necessary to address every category. 25 pages maximum. Citations suffice. Actual published pieces are not required in the application packet.

    • Publications (peer reviewed, scholarly, acceptance rate)
    • Presentations (international, national, regional, state, local)
    • Honors/awards
    • Letters of support
    • Editorships
    • Grants
    • Mentoring

    Service

    Submit a maximum of three (3) examples in any of the categories below. Applications can and should address as many categories as appropriate, but you should choose only your three strongest examples for submission in each category. While the strongest applications are likely to address more than one category, please note that it is not necessary to address every category. 25 pages maximum.

    • University-wide
    • College
    • Department
    • Community
    • National
    • Leadership roles
    • Founder of new programs
    • Honors/awards
    • Letters of support
    • State

    Creative Arts

    Submit a maximum of three (3) examples in any of the categories below. Applications can and should address as many categories as appropriate, but you should choose only your threestrongest examples for submission in each category. While the strongest applications are likely to address more than one category, please note that it is not necessary to address every category. 25 pages maximum.

    • Works
    • Exhibitions/shows
    • Honors/awards
    • External reviews
    • Letters of support

    Staff Service

    Submit a maximum of three (3) examples in any of the categories below. Applications can and should address as many categories as appropriate, but you should choose only your three strongest examples for submission in each category. While the strongest applications are likely to address more than one category, please note that it is not necessary to address every category. 25 pages maximum.

    • University-wide
    • Department 
    • Service to students
    • Community
    • Collaboration with other staff members and/or faculty
    • Leadership roles
    • Founder of new programs
    • Honors/awards
    • Letters of support


    Awards will be given at the committee’s discretion. All candidates nominated for awards will be asked to supply the following information electronically by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020:

    • A one-page personal statement 

    • Current vita/resume focusing on the most recent five years (plus a 500-word bio)

    • Table of contents 

    • Documentation/supportive materials

    Questions about nominations should be directed to Dr. Timothy A. Paul: 724-357-4403 or tpaul@iup.edu.

  • IUP Senate Awards Nomination Flyer
    Printable flyer asking for nominations for the Senate Awards, recognizing excellence in Teaching, Creative Arts, Service, Research, and Staff Service. All IUP faculty and staff are eligible for nomination, provided they have completed five years of professional service at IUP and have not won in the same category within five years.
    Senate Nomination Form
    Nomination Form for the IUP Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards
    IUP Senate Awards General Criteria
    IUP University Senate Awards general criteria and supporting materials