Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award
** Nominations accepted until
September 16, 2013 **
Made possible by a grant from Charles B. and Mary Jo Locke Hedrick, the Dr.
Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award is awarded annually and
named in honor of Mr. Hedrick's father, a former history professor and founder of
the Graduate School. The $5,000 award is the most prestigious form of faculty recognition
at Marshall University.
- be a full-time, tenured or tenure-track member of the faculty;
- have a minimum of seven years of teaching experience at Marshall (a person is
first eligible for nomination in the spring of the 7th year);
- have a record of outstanding undergraduate or graduate classroom teaching plus scholarship,
research and/or creative activities.
Self-nominations will not be accepted. Faculty, staff, or students may make a nomination
by completing the online form below.
Candidates who accept the nomination will submit documentation of their achievements
in September 2013. Required documents include:
- A current vita
- Sample(s) of works published (books, chapters, creative publications/performances/exhibitions,
refereed articles, etc.)—either as PDF or in another electronic form (video, audio,
- A one- to two-page discussion of the relevance of research/creative activity
- Sample syllabi for four separate
courses taught by the instructor in the past 7 years
- A five-page teaching questionnaire that includes:
- The candidate's teaching philosophy
- Discussion of student evaluation trends
- A description of innovations in instructional methodology, delivery, etc.
- A description of non-classroom instructional activities (advising, thesis direction,
independent study, internships, field trips, etc.)
- Interdisciplinary activities (team-teaching, honors courses, etc.)
- Curriculum development
- Recommendations from three colleagues familiar with the candidate's teaching and
- One letter each from the nominee's Chair and Dean addressing the excellence of the
candidate's research or creative activity
In addition, course evaluation summary sheets for the prior
four years will be
solicited directly from Institutional Research.
The Selection Committee will give equal weight to teaching AND
to research/creative activities.
- Screening will occur during the Fall Semester based on the above listed documents.
Finalists will be
notified in December 2013. The Selection Committee will observe the
classroom teaching of each finalist and meet with students and colleagues during
Please direct questions to:
Dr. Sherri C. Smith
Center for Teaching and Learning
Old Main 109