The Faculty Assessment Leadership Award recognizes a faculty member who has provided extraordinary leadership contributions with respect to assessment (e.g., committee work, accreditation efforts, service in the department) that advance the excellence of their department or degree program, and who exemplifies the College’s commitment to assessment as a tool to improve student outcomes. This year-long award honors faculty for their professional service that has supported the assessment system within their program, department and/or the College. The recipient will be granted $1,000 for professional travel during the 2018-19 academic year in support of his/her recognized leadership.
The awardee will plan and offer faculty development activities in consultation with the Office of Assessment, Institutional Research and Effectiveness (AIRE) and the Faculty Commons at City Tech during their tenure. These activities may include, but are not limited to, offering seminars or workshops on topics regarding assessment as a high impact practice (Kuh, 2008; Cumming & Miller, 2017).
November 5– Deadline for nominations/self-nominations
- Full-time faculty at all ranks and lecturers with a Certificate of Continuous Employment (CCE)
- Provided committed service of significant value with respect to assessment
- Demonstration of the candidate’s strong commitment to assessment to improve student outcomes
- Demonstrated ability of the candidate to engage in assessment activities on several levels – critical course, program-level, and/or general education assessment
- Demonstrated commitment to advancing or promoting assessment within their department or program
- Strong leadership skills that aid faculty in understanding the value of assessment for learning
- Candidates may be nominated by a department chair and by self-nomination.
- Nomination packets must include all materials described below.
|A. Standard cover page||Attachment A||1|
|B. Nomination/Self-Nomination letter||Address evaluation criteria described above.||2|
|C. Personal statement from nominee.||1. Discuss the value of assessment and strategies for effecting faculty engagement in assessment, as well as advocating for improvements based on assessment results.
2. The personal statement should also include proposed professional development activities, of one to two 50 minutes sessions, which should include:
Goals of the professional development workshop(s), e.g. what participants will know or do following the workshop
|D. Maximum of two letters of support from individuals such as:
· Faculty member
|Specific examples of the nominee’s commitment to assessment and his/her ability to engage department faculty in actively participating in and understanding the value of assessment.||1 page/letter|
Nominations must be submitted using the online form (Nomination Submission) by November 5, 2018.
Nominations will be reviewed by the Assessment Leadership Award Committee. Recipient(s) and their nominator(s) will be notified by November 9th. Awards are presented at a Celebratory Luncheon in the Janet Lefler Dining Room on November 16th.
For more information about Faculty Assessment Leadership Award contact Tammie Cumming in the Office of Assessment, Institutional Research and Effectiveness at email@example.com or (718) 260-5696.