University Faculty Awards
Outstanding Teaching Award
Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award
Outstanding Service Award
Teaching, scholarly activity, and service are central to the mission of Fort Hays State University. To recognize those faculty members who exemplify excellence in these areas, the University offers a series of awards. Each semester, faculty members will have the opportunity to be nominated by their colleagues for the Outstanding Teaching Award ($500), the Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award ($500), and the Outstanding Service Award ($500).
call for nominations
Faculty Member of the Year
Nominations taken from Outstanding Teaching, Research, and Service Awards; selected by Provost's Council and presented at the Fall Convocation in the month of August of the next academic year by president of the university and president of Commerce Bank.
Edmund Shearer Advisor of the Year
Selected by Provost's Council and presented at the Fall Convocation in the month of August of the next academic year by president of the university and president of Commerce Bank.
Presented by the FHSU Alumni Association, faculty members are nominated by graduating seniors. A committee comprised of faculty, graduating seniors and alumni select the recipient, who is named at the annual Graduate and Faculty Luncheon.
Faculty advisors are nominated by the students and the recipient is selected by the Academic Advising Committee. Presentation of award is made at the annual Graduate and Faculty Luncheon..
President's Distinguished Scholar Award
Nominations are made by faculty and the recipient is selected by a committee of past recipients of the award. Presentation of award is made at the Fall Convocation in August.
Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program
A search and screen committee composed of members of the university Service-Learning Committee, five current and past service-learning fellows and a representative of the Office of the Provost will review applications and provide recommendations to the Provost. Appointments will begin on July 1 and end 18 months later on December 31.
program information and application
Tiger Leaders Professional Leadership Development Program
goal of the Tiger Leaders program is to facilitate campus-based leadership
development for faculty and unclassified personnel. Participants are selected during the summer by a subcommittee of the immediately preceding program participants.
Closing the Loop Department Award
Closing the Loop recognizes degree program improvements and is based on an analysis of program and student learning outcomes. The winning department receives a monetary award to be shared with faculty members responsible for the work. These funds can be used for valid professional developmental expenses such as travel and event expenses, equipment, and book purchases. Presentation of the award is made at the Fall Convocation.