Faculty Excellence

 

JBU Faculty Excellence Award

 

The JBU Faculty Excellence Award is designed to honor faculty who have

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, service, or spiritual modeling
  • Positively impacted students, colleagues, and the JBU community
  • Contributed substantially to the goals and mission of JBU.

         The award is funded through the generous donation of an anonymous alumni donor.

 

1.      Nomination Process

  • Nominations may come from students, faculty, administration, or staff.
  • A letter of nomination should be submitted to the Director of Faculty Development, Cary Balzer (cbalzer@jbu.edu), giving evidence of a comprehensive, sustained record of excellence and should include citations of specific instances during the current year. Please include personal comments from faculty staff and students if possible.

 

2.      Criteria

A.    General Criteria

Full time faculty members who have served a minimum of three full years on the JBU faculty are eligible.  Faculty recipients of the award are ineligible to receive an award for a period of five years.

B.     Specific Criteria

  • Evidence of superior teaching skill, curriculum development, innovative teaching, or extraordinary impact on students

AND one or more of the following

  • Evidence of exceptional mastery of subject and scholarship
  • Significant educational outreach activities
  • Research activity
  • Mentoring in undergraduate research
  • Evidence of significant service to the institution
  • Exemplary leadership of campus, regional, or national initiatives
  • Significant involvement in or contributions to a professional organization
  • Extraordinary involvement with students through advising and/or mentoring
  • Advancement of the mission of JBU in the spiritual development of students

 

3.      Selection Process

A committee will seek and review nominations.  The committee will consist of the Director of Faculty Development (chair), two faculty members appointed by the Faculty Development Committee  (it is recommended that these faculty members be the recipients of the previous year), and two students, one chosen by SGA and the other chosen by CAUSE.

 

The nominee’s file should include nomination letters, faculty evaluation material - including student evaluations from the past three years and the most recent faculty evaluation, as well as other supporting evidence.  The committee may seek more information from the nominee, the nominator, division chairs, or directors.  The committee also may choose to question a random sample of colleagues and/or students regarding the evidence supporting the nomination. 

 

 

Previous Recipients

  • 2011 - Dr. Robbie Castleman, Biblical Studies
  • 2010 - Mr. Dave Andrus, Visual Arts and Mrs. Mandy Moore, Business
  • 2009 - Dr. Holly Allen, Biblical Studies
  • 2008 - Dr. David Vila, Biblical Studies
  • 2007 - Dr. Gary Guinn, Humanities and Social Science and Dr. Carli Conklin, Humanities and Social Science
  • 2006 - Dr. Frank Blume, Natural Science
  • 2005 - Ms. Grace Davis, Education, and Dr. Lee Netherton, Natural Science
  • 2004 - Dr. Ed Klotz, Humanities & Social Sciences and Mr. Don Balla, Business
  • 2003 - Dr. Jim Walters, Biblical Studies
  • 2002 - Dr. Jim Pearson, Engineering and Dr. Jan Wubbena, Music
  • 2001 - Dr. Kent Davis, Construction Management and Dr. Delia Haak, Business

 

2011

Dr. Robbie Castleman

Dr. Robbie Castleman

Biblical Studies

2010

Dave Andrus

Mr. David Andrus
Visual Arts

Mandy Moore

Mrs. Mandy Moore
Business

 

2009

Dr. Holly Allen
Biblical Studies

 

2008


Dr. David Vila
Biblical Studies

 

2007


Dr. Gary Guinn
Humanities and Social Science


Dr. Carli Conklin
Humanities and Social Science

 

2006

Frank Blume
Dr. Frank Blume
Natural Science

2005

Grace Davis
Ms. Grace Davis
Education


Dr. Lee Netherton
Natural Science

 

2004

Don Balla
Mr. Don Balla
Business

Ed Klotz
Dr. Ed Klotz
Humanities & Social Sciences

 

2003


Dr. Jim Walters
Biblical Studies

 

2002


Dr. Jim Pearson
Engineering

Jan Wubbena
Dr. Jan Wubbena
Music

 

2001


Dr. Kent Davis
Construction Management


Dr. Delia Haak
Business