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SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awards

The Outstanding Faculty Award sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) recognizes and rewards excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and public service among VA institutions and is the highest honor presented to college and university faculty in the state of Virginia.

 

Criteria for Outstanding Faculty Awards (OFAs)

Mason’s nominees must possess a record of superior accomplishment that reflects strongly the mission of our institution. This record of superior accomplishment must extend across all four areas of scholarly endeavor, as described by Ernest Boyer in Scholarship Reconsidered (1990). These areas include:

  • Teaching: Instruction, student development and learning, mentoring, etc.
  • Discovery: Scholarship, research, creative activities
  • Integration of Knowledge: Curricular development, placing one’s discipline into interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary contexts, relevant/meaningful connections between scholarship and teaching
  • Service: Application of knowledge and expertise in the broader contexts of institution, community/society, and professional service

A nominee’s record of accomplishment must demonstrate clear and compelling evidence of the nature of his/her: 1) involvement/participation; 2) effectiveness/success; 3) impact/achievement; and 4) recognition/acknowledgement in each of the four areas.

Mason typically submits between six and eight nominees for the OFA award, including one that recognizes an early-career “Rising Star.” Mason may only submit one “Rising Star” nominee. Nominees in this category cannot have more than six years of service as a FT faculty member and should be in at least their third year as a faculty member in Virginia.

If you know of a faculty member who should be considered, please write a brief letter explaining why the person is competitive for the Outstanding Faculty Award or the Rising Star Outstanding Faculty Award. Nominations should be sent to Faculty Awards at facaward@gmu.edu no later than Friday, March 2, 2018.

The review team consists of faculty and administrative representatives, including prior SCHEV award winners. 

For more information about the SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awards and the guidelines for nomination packets, please visit Institutions: Outstanding Faculty Awards. If you have questions, please contact Faculty Affairs and Development.

 

SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award Winners
Year Award Winner Academic Unit
2018

Frederic Bemak

Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor, Graduate School of Education, College of Education and Human Development
2017

Danny Menasce

Outstanding Faculty Award

University Professor, Computer Science, Volgenau School of Engineering
2015

Paul D'Andrea (retired)

Outstanding Faculty Award

Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Theater and English 
2015

Lance Liotta

Outstanding Faculty Award

Co-Director, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine
2013

Rita Chi-Ying Chung

Oustanding Faculty Award

Professor, Graduate School of Education, College of Education and Human Development
2012

Giorgio Ascoli

Outstanding Faculty Award

University Professor, Molecular Neuroscience; Director, Center for Neural Informatics, Structure, & Plasticity of the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
2012

Robert Hazen

Outstanding Faculty Award

Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences
2011

Eden King

Rising Star Award

Assistant Professor, Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
2010

Margo Mastropieri (retired)

Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor, Graduate School of Education, College of Education and Human Development
2009

Michael Behrmann (retired)

Teaching with Technology Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor, Graduate School of Education, College of Education and Human Development; Director, Kellar Institute for Human Disabilities 
2009

Raja Parasuraman (deceased)

Outstanding Faculty Award 

University Professor, Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
2007

Priscilla Norton

Teaching with Technology Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor, Graduate School of Education, College of Education and Human Development
2005

T. Mills Kelly

Teaching with Technology Outstanding Faculty Award

Director, Global Affairs; Associate Professor, History & Art History; College of Humanities and Social Sciences
2004

John O'Connor (retired)

Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor, New Century College, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
2003

Peter Denning

Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor, Computer Science, Volgenau School of Engineering
1999

Roy Rosenzweig (deceased)

Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor, History & Art History, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
1998

Rita Ailinger (retired)

Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor Emerita of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services
1996

Jeanne Sorrell (retired)

Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor Emerita of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services 
1995

Mary Silva (retired)

Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor Emerita of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services
1987

James Buchanan (deceased) 

Outstanding Faculty Award

Nobel Laureate and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Advisory General of the Center for Study of Public Choice
1987

Stephen Ruth 

Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor, School of Public Policy; Director of ICASIT