Senate Awards General Criteria and Supporting Materials

  • (updated May 2018)

    Candidates must have 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
    • Professional memberships
    • Innovative teaching strategies
    • Honors/awards
    • Innovative assessment strategies
    • Letters of support
    • Advisement/mentoring

    (Chair or dean’s letters are recommended)

    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. Twenty-five 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)
    • Grants
    • Editorships
    • Honors/awards
    • Mentoring
    • Letters of support

    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. Twenty-five pages maximum.

    • University-wide
    • Leadership roles
    • College
    • Founder of new programs
    • Department
    • Honors/awards
    • Community
    • Letters of support
    • National
    • 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 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. Twenty-five pages maximum.

    • Works
    • External reviews
    • Shows
    • Letters of support
    • Honors/awards

    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. Twenty-five pages maximum

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

    Note

    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 4, 2019:

    • A one-page personal statement 
    • Current vita/resume focusing on the most recent five years
    • Table of contents 
    • Documentation/supportive materials

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

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      Do you know outstanding IUP professors and staff? Why not reward them? Awards recognizing excellence in the following categories: Teaching: Faculty whose teaching is innovative and effective; Creative Arts: Faculty who excel in literary, visual, and performing arts; Service: Faculty who have demonstrated distinguished service to the university; Research: Faculty who are engaged in significant research; Staff Service: Staff members who demonstrate commitment to students and Collaboratively engage with faculty and/or other staff members.
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      IUP Senate Awards General Criteria 2018-19