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Board of Regents Faculty Awards

Recognizing Excellence in Teaching

The Board of Regents Faculty Awards recognize excellence in teaching or research/creative/scholarly work by full-time, junior faculty members of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities.

About

2017 Call for Nominations

On behalf of the Board of Regents and President Mark E. Ojakian, I am honored to invite nominations for campus-based and system-wide recognitions of excellence in teaching or research/creative/scholarly work by full-time, junior faculty members and part-time faculty members of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.
Call for Nominations Letter (pdf) Cover Sheet Template (pdf)

Teaching Awards

The awards are given to recognize faculty who have distinguished themselves as outstanding teachers for at least five years and have a minimum of two years' track record of promoting instructional improvements for the programs/departments. Each CSU institution may nominate a campus-based awardee and a system-wide awardee may be chosen from this group. Each community college may nominate a campus-based awardee and a system-wide awardee may be chosen from this group. During each academic year, the Board of Regents might award up to 18 Teaching Awards.
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Research Awards

The awards are given to recognize faculty from the state universities who are doing exceptional research/creative work. Each CSU institution may nominate a campus-based awardee and a system-wide awardee may be chosen from this group. During each academic year, the Board of Regents might award up to 5 Research Awards.
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Scholarly Excellence Awards

The awards are given to recognize faculty at the community colleges who are doing exceptional scholarly work befitting the community college mission. Each community college may nominate a campus-based awardee and a system-wide awardee may be chosen from this group. During each academic year, the Board of Regents might award up to 13 Scholarly Excellence Awards.
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Adjunct Faculty Teaching Awards

The awards are given to recognize part-time faculty who have distinguished themselves as outstanding teachers with a track record of increasing student learning and promoting instructional improvements for the programs/departments. There are no campus-based awardees for this award. Each of the 17 CSCU institutions may elect to nominate a candidate for an adjunct faculty teaching award and from this pool two applicants might be selected to receive system-wide awards. During each academic year, the Board of Regents might award 2 Adjunct Faculty Teaching Awards.
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Although campus-based and system-wide awardees are not eligible to be nominated for an award over the course of the three subsequent years, non-award winning nominees from previous years may be nominated again in succeeding years.

Each institutional selection procedure will be developed and implemented under the leadership of the respective chief academic officer. Institutional nominations will be submitted electronically by its president to the Board of Regents through the office of the president or the chief academic officer. Nominations will be reviewed by selection committees that will make recommendations to the Board's Academic and Student Affairs Committee for its review and subsequent endorsement to the full Board for its approval.

Winners

The Board of Regents for Higher Education recognized the CSCU faculty members selected as recipients of the 2014-15 Campus-Wide Board of Regents Teaching, Research, and Scholarly Excellence Awards, as well as the System-Wide Board of Regents Teaching, Research, Scholarly Excellence and Adjunct Teaching Awards. Faculty members were recognized at the Board of Regents April 15 meeting at Eastern Connecticut State University.
2015-16 Nomination Abstracts (pdf)

2015-16 System Winners

Institution Awardee Award Type
Eastern CSU Dr. James Diller Teaching - System Winner
Gateway CC Dr. Megan DeLivron Teaching - System Winner
Western CSU Dr. Surekha Davies Research - System Winner
Naugatuck Valley CC Christopher Tuccio Scholarly Excellence - System Winner
Norwalk CC Deborah Pagnotta Adjunct System Award Winner
Eastern CSU Nicolas Simon Adjunct System Award Winner

2015-16 Campus Winners

Institution Awardee Award Type
Eastern CSU Dr. James Diller Teaching
Gateway CC Dr. Megan DeLivron Teaching
Manchester CC Carla Adams Teaching
Middlesex CC Dr. Kimberly Thomas Teaching
Naugatuck Valley CC Julia Petitfrere Teaching
Northwestern CT CC Michael Emanuel Teaching
Norwalk CC Nancy Fleming Teaching
Quinebaug Valley CC Dr. Jane Carey Teaching
Southern CSU Dr. Jess Gregory Teaching
Three Rivers CC Celeste Arrieta Teaching
Tunxis CC Jennifer Wittke Teaching
Western CSU Dr. Monica Sousa Teaching
Western CSU Dr. Surekha Davies Research
Eastern CSU Dr. Lauren Rosenberg Research
Southern CSU Dr. Christine Unson Research
Naugatuck Valley CC Christopher Tuccio Scholarly Excellence
Norwalk CC Maria Buchta Scholarly Excellence
Three Rivers CC Michael Stutz Scholarly Excellence

Awards

Campus-Based Awards

Institution Awards
CCSU Teaching Research Adjunct Faculty*
Charter Oak Adjunct Faculty*
Asnuntuck Teaching Scholarly Excellence Adjunct Faculty*
Capital Teaching Scholarly Excellence Adjunct Faculty*
ECSU Teaching Research Adjunct Faculty*
Gateway Teaching Scholarly Excellence Adjunct Faculty*
Housatonic Teaching Scholarly Excellence Adjunct Faculty*
Manchester Teaching Scholarly Excellence Adjunct Faculty*
Middlesex Teaching Scholarly Excellence Adjunct Faculty*
Naugatuck Valley Teaching Scholarly Excellence Adjunct Faculty*
Northwestern CT Teaching Scholarly Excellence Adjunct Faculty*
Norwalk Teaching Scholarly Excellence Adjunct Faculty*
Quinebaug Valley Teaching Scholarly Excellence Adjunct Faculty*
SCSU Teaching Research Adjunct Faculty*
Three Rivers Teaching Scholarly Excellence Adjunct Faculty*
Tunxis Teaching Scholarly Excellence Adjunct Faculty*
WCSU Teaching Research Adjunct Faculty*

*Nomination only

System-Wide Awards

System-Wide Teaching Awards
1 to a nominee of a CSU institution**
1 to a nominee of a CC institution**
System-Wide Research Awards
1 to a nominee of a CSU institution**
System-Wide Scholarly Excellence Awards
1 to a nominee of a CC institution**
Adjunct Faculty Teaching Awards
2 awards from the campus-based nominations

**to be selected from the respective campus-based nominations - the presumptive campus-based award recipients

Timeline


    • CSCU System's Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs will issue Call for Nominations for the Board of Regents Faculty Awards
    • CSCU Institutions will circulate Call for Nominations throughout their respective communities; and begin implementation of their particular process and procedures for the submission, review and selection of nominations for the various Awards under the leadership of their chief academic officer. Institutional process and procedures will include specific timelines for internal nominations and selections.
    • System's Office of the Provost will finalize memberships of the various System Awards selection committees - per awards' guidelines, the award recipients from previous years will be invited to serve on this year's respective selection committees
    • System's Office of the Provost will provide selection committee memberships with orientations regarding the review and selection process
    • Office of Public Affairs & Marketing in consultations with institutions' communications/publicity offices with inputs from the President of the Board of Regents and the CSCU Council of Presidents will devise a plan to ensure that maximum visibility is given to the Board of Regents Faculty Awards
    • Institutional presidents or chief academic officers acting on behalf of their president forward nomination packages for the respective BOR Faculty Award addressed to Dr. Jane M. Gates, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs via email to Arthur Poole at apoole@commnet.edu
    • The respective system awards selection committees, coordinated by the System's Office of the Provost, will review and assess the campus-based nominations for the respective System Awards and make their recommendations for nominations to the Board of Regents for its decision regarding the final selections
    • System's Office of the Provost will prepare a Staff Report with slate of nominations for campus-based Awards and the selection committees' nominations for the System Awards
    • Board of Regents Academic and Student Affairs Committee reviews the Institutions' nominations for the campus-based Awards and the recommendations of the System Awards selection committees and makes recommendations to Board of Regents for the final selections
    • Board of Regents accepts or rejects the Institutions' nominations for the campus-based Awards and makes final decisions regarding the System Award recipients
    • Office of Public Affairs & Marketing issues press announcement regarding the Board of Regents Faculty Awards
    • Office of Public Affairs & Marketing works with Institutions' communications/publicity divisions to implement the Awards' publicity plan informed by the President of the CSCU System in collaboration with the CSCU presidents
    • CSCU institutions, per their own scheduling, conduct recognition ceremonies honoring recipients of the Board of Regents Faculty Awards
    • BOR Faculty Awards recipients will be acknowledged at Board of Regents' April or May meeting

Past Winners

2014-15 Winners

2014-15 Nomination Abstracts (pdf) About the Presentation

Institution Awardee Award Type
Asnuntuck CC Carol LaLiberte Teaching
Central CSU Dr. Julia Kara-Soteriou Teaching
Eastern CSU Dr. Daniel Donaghy Teaching
Gateway CC Teresa Russo DeMars Teaching
Housatonic CC Jamilet Ortiz Teaching
Middlesex CC Dr. Lin Lin * Teaching
Naugatuck Valley CC Steven Parlato Teaching
Norwalk CC Christine Mangone Teaching
Quinebaug Valley CC Jonathan Andersen Teaching
Southern CSU Dr. Marie Basile McDaniel Teaching
Three Rivers CC Heidi P. Zenie Teaching
Tunxis CC Lucy Kiermaier Teaching
Western CSU Dr. Nicholas Greco * Teaching
Central CSU Dr. Khaled J. Hammad Research
Eastern CSU Dr. Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault * Research
Southern CSU Dr. Chulguen "Charlie" Yang Research
Western CSU Dr. Jessica Eckstein Research
Asnuntuck CC Michael Demers Scholarly Excellence
Norwalk CC Dr. Hannelore Moeckel-Rieke * Scholarly Excellence
Three Rivers CC Dr. Roxanne Tisch Scholarly Excellence
Tunxis CC Hendree Milward Scholarly Excellence
Eastern CSU Kevin C. Donohue * Adjunct System Award
Naugatuck Valley CC Christopher Rempfer * Adjunct System Award

* System Award Winners