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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.

Nominees must

Self-nominations will not be accepted. Faculty, staff, or students may make a nomination by completing the online form below.

Click here for nomination form

Submission Materials

Candidates who accept the nomination will submit documentation of their achievements in September 2013. Required documents include:

  1. A current vita
  2. Sample(s) of works published (books, chapters, creative publications/performances/exhibitions, refereed articles, etc.)—either as PDF or in another electronic form (video, audio, image)
  3. A one- to two-page discussion of the relevance of research/creative activity
  4. Sample syllabi for four separate courses taught by the instructor in the past 7 years
  5. 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
  6. Recommendations from three colleagues familiar with the candidate's teaching and research/creative activities
  7. 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.

Please direct questions to:

Dr. Sherri C. Smith
Center for Teaching and Learning
Old Main 109
(304) 696-5268
smithsc@marshall.edu