Cameron University Employee Excellence Awards

The Cameron University Employee Excellence Awards recognize deserving faculty and staff who have contributed significantly to students' academic career.

Hackler Award for teaching excellence

Nominations for the Hackler Award for Teaching Excellence will be open at the end of the spring semester.

The Hackler Award for Teaching Excellence was established by Harold and Elizabeth Hackler to provide outstanding teachers with merit awards and grants for opportunities to enhance their professional capabilities.

Students, staff, or faculty may provide nominations for the award. Eligible nominees should be a member of the regular faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher and have been a full-time member of the Cameron University faculty for at least three years including the current year.  The candidate's principal assignment during the current year and the previous two years must be teaching.  Past recipients of the award are eligible for future awards.

Hackler Award for Teaching Excellence Nomination Form

Nominations for the Faculty and Staff Awards are accepted year round; however, nominations received by the February 23, 2017 deadline will be entered into the pool for this academic year. Nominations will remain active for two years (or one year beyond the year in which the nomination is made) unless the individual is selected for an award in a given year.

Faculty AwardS

Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching

The Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching will recognize an adjunct faculty member who performs superbly in the classroom by exhibiting one or more of the following criteria: incorporating instructional technology; providing high impact learning activities; increasing student engagement; or adapting instruction to student needs. Nominees must submit a current curriculum vitae and a portfolio (up to five pages) that demonstrates the nominee’s mastery of teaching techniques that positively impact student learning. Examples of portfolio artifacts could include student/peer/chair evaluations; narrative summary of the nominee’s teaching philosophy; or innovative responsiveness to student feedback.

Faculty Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching 

The Faculty Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching will recognize a Cameron University full-time faculty member who performs superbly in the classroom by exhibiting one or more of the following criteria: incorporating instructional technology; providing high impact learning activities; increasing student engagement; or adapting instruction to student needs. Nominees must submit a current curriculum vitae and a portfolio (up to five pages) that demonstrates the nominee’s mastery of teaching techniques that positively impact student learning. Examples of portfolio artifacts could include student/peer/chair evaluations; narrative summary of the nominee’s teaching philosophy; or innovative responsiveness to student feedback.

Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring Student Research 

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring Student Research will recognize a Cameron University faculty member who has an excellent, sustained record of mentoring student research and scholarship by exhibiting one or more of the following criteria: mentoring students outside of the classroom on projects extending the course experience; peer-reviewed publications involving students; providing guidance and support needed to help students develop the skills necessary for not only research and creativity but also critical thinking and innovation. Nominees must submit a current curriculum vitae and a portfolio (up to five pages) that demonstrates the nominee’s leadership, support, and guidance in mentoring student research throughout the entirety of the project. This must include a narrative that describes how the student researchers were involved in the scholarly process and the ways in which the student(s) contributed throughout the process. Inclusion of specific examples or artifacts that demonstrate collaborative research efforts between student(s) and nominees is encouraged.

Faculty Award for Excellence in Service 

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Service will recognize a Cameron University faculty member who has applied his/her professional expertise beyond the classroom to advance the university and its constituents within and beyond their position by exhibiting one or more of the following criteria: forming partnerships and collaborative relationships; demonstrating leadership in our campus/community/region; volunteering for service projects outside the typical workday; or serving the campus/community/region by sharing expertise. Nominees must submit a current curriculum vitae and a one-page summary of their work that demonstrates service exceeding the work considered to be a part of the nominee’s basic professional obligation for which faculty are normally compensated.

Staff Awards

Staff Award for Excellence in Campus Stewardship

The Staff Award for Excellence in Campus Stewardship will recognize a member of the Cameron University classified or administrative staff who makes significant contributions to the campus community through one or more of the following ways: working to improve any area of university operations; allowing Cameron to operate in a more effective and efficient manner; acquiring or establishing external revenue streams; focusing resources to achieve optimal student learning; or enhancing alumni involvement.

Staff Award for Excellence in Service

The Staff Award for Excellence in Service will recognize a member of the Cameron University classified or administrative staff who has made exemplary contributions to the campus or community through one or more of the following criteria: forming or nurturing partnerships and collaborative relationships; stimulating economic development including the growth of career or internship opportunities; enhancing cultural and social development; encouraging shared governance by improving communication effectiveness and efficiency; or serving the community or region by sharing expertise.

Staff Award for Excellence in Student Success

The Staff Award for Excellence in Student Success will recognize a member of the Cameron University classified or administrative staff who promotes a student-centered environment by demonstrating one or more of the following criteria: preparing students for success outside the classroom including advising and mentoring; promoting responsible citizenship and community engagement; or promoting and enhancing the diversity of ideas and opportunities available on campus.

Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award

The Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award was established by Sanjit Bhattacharya to advance the quality of research and creative/scholarly activity at Cameron University and in Southwest Oklahoma.

Eligible nominees should be a member of the regular faculty and have been a full-time member of the Cameron University faculty for at least three years.  Past recipients of the award are eligible for future awards.  Research and creative/scholarly contributions during the previous two academic years will be considered consistent with the University mission, function, and Section 4.2.6.2 of the Faculty Handbook.

Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award Nomination Form

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