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Excellence in Teaching

Nominees shall be teaching faculty members who are currently employed at the College. Nominations should be accompanied by a complete resume, a listing of accomplishments which qualify the individual, and written support for the nominee by the nominator(s), using as a guide, the primary selection criteria, that of "skill in teaching". Consideration is also given to sound scholarship and service to the University and to the campus. The following criteria are to be used:

Teaching Techniques and Representative Materials

There must be positive evidence that the candidate performs superbly in the classroom. The nominee must maintain a flexible instructional policy which adapts readily to student needs, interests and problems. Mastery of teaching techniques must be demonstrated and substantiated .

Scholarship and Professional Growth

Candidates must be teacher/scholars who keep abreast of their own field and who use the relevant contemporary data from that field and related disciplines in teaching.

Student Services

In relating to students, candidates must be generous with personal time, easily accessible, and must demonstrate a continual concern for the intellectual growth of individual students.

Academic Standards and Evaluation of Requirements and Student Performance

Candidates must set high standards for students and help them attain academic excellence. Candidates must work actively with individual students to help them improve their scholarly or artistic performance.

The award shall consist of a certificate of recognition and a medallion. In addition, the phrase "State University Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching" will be noted in the college catalog. Further information and complete guidelines are available from the Chairperson of the Recognition and Awards Committee.

Excellence in Professional Service

Nominees shall be members of the non-teaching professional staff employees who are currently employed at the College. Nominations should be accompanied by a complete resume, a listing of accomplishments which qualify the individual, and written support for the nominee by the nominator(s), using as a guide, the primary selection criteria, that of "excellence in professional service". Nominees should serve as role models for a University system in the pursuit of excellence. The following criteria are to be used:

Within the Position Description

The candidate must perform superbly in fulfilling the job description for the position held, as demonstrated by success in carrying out assigned duties and responsibilities, efficiency, productivity and relationships with colleagues.

Beyond the Job Description

The candidate should also demonstrate excellence in professional activities beyond the parameters of the job description. The ideal candidate will satisfy the standards in a creative and innovative fashion while demonstrating flexibility and ability to institutional needs. Consideration should be given to leadership, decision making and problem solving.

The award shall consist of a certificate of recognition and a medallion. In addition, the phrase "State University Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service" will be noted in the college catalog. Further information and complete guidelines are available from the Chairperson of the Recognition and Awards Committee.

Excellence in Librarianship

Nominees shall be a member of the professional library staff who is currently employed at the College. Nominations should be accompanied by a complete resume, a listing of accomplishments which qualify the individual, and written support for the nominee by the nominator(s), using as a guide, the primary selection criteria, that of "excellence in librarianship". Nominees should serve as role models for a University system in the pursuit of excellence. The following criteria are to be used:

Skill in Librarianship

There must be positive evidence that the candidate performs superbly in fulfilling his or her librarianship duties. Consideration is given to the candidate's ability to perform that function in a creative and innovative fashion which is of outstanding quality.

Service to the University and to the Profession

In providing librarianship services, the candidate must be generous with personal time and easily accessible. The individual must be flexible and adapt readily to the needs of the library, the institution and the constituents served.

Scholarship and Continuing Professional Growth

The candidate must keep abreast of developments in the field and use contemporary data in relation to that person's work situation.

The award shall consist of a certificate of recognition and a medallion. In addition, the phrase "State University Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship" will be noted in the college catalog. Further information and complete guidelines are available from the Chairperson of the Recognition and Awards Committee.

Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

Nominees may hold any academic rank, but must be full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty, and have completed at least three years of full-time service to the College. Nominations should be accompanied by a complete resume, a listing of accomplishments which qualify the individual, and written support for the nominee by the nominator(s), using as a guide, the primary selection criteria, that of "excellence in scholarship and creative activities". Nominees should serve as role models for a University system in the pursuit of excellence. The following criteria are to be used:

For Scholarship

The candidate must demonstrate an excellent, sustained record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals, and/or research monographs, and/or research oriented texts; and show evidence of participation in national/and/or international conferences, presentation of papers published in conference proceedings and/or digests, patents awarded, grants secured, and citation of work by individuals or groups other than the nominee's collaborators.

For Creative Productivity

The candidate must show evidence of excellence in any other type of creative or scholarly activity appropriate for the specific unit or discipline, such as exhibitions, shows, performances, productions, and stage work; and show evidence of critical reviews, grants, inclusion of works in permanent collections, retrospectives, and other forms of external recognition and acclaim.

The award shall consist of a certificate of recognition and a medallion. In addition, the phrase "State University Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities" will be noted in the college catalog. Further information and complete guidelines are available from the Chairperson of the Recognition and Awards Committee.

Distinguished Service Professor

Nominees must have held rank of full Professor for at least five years and have completed 10 years of full-time service in SUNY and demonstrate substantial distinguished service at the local or regional level, and at the statewide, nationwide, or international level.

Distinguished work must exceed the work generally considered to be part of a candidate's basic professional work and should include service that exceeds that for which Professors are normally compensated.

Nominations should be accompanied by a complete vita and listing of accomplishments which qualify the individual, and written support for the nominee by the nominator(s), summarizing the candidate's most outstanding qualifications and major achievements.

The award consists of a promotion to the rank of Distinguished Service Professor and a raise of up to $2500. In addition, the individual's name and title will be noted in the college catalog. Further information and complete guidelines are available from the Chairperson of the Recognition and Awards Committee.

Distinguished Teaching Professor

Nominees must have attained the rank of full Professor and have completed at least three years of full-time teaching at SUNY Canton and at least ten years of full-time teaching within the State University System.

Primary criterion for selection is skill in teaching. Consideration shall also be given to mastery of subject matter, sound scholarship, service to the University and the broader community, and to continuing growth.

Nominations should be accompanied by a complete vita and listing of accomplishments which qualify the individual, and written support for the nominee by the nominator(s), summarizing the candidate's most outstanding qualifications and major achievements.

The award consists of a promotion to the rank of Distinguished Service Professor and a raise of up to $2500. In addition, the individual's name and title will be noted in the college catalog. Further information and complete guidelines are available from the Chairperson of the Recognition and Awards Committee.

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