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Faculty Awards

Faculty Leadership Development Travel Grants
University Professors
Davies Award for Excellence in Teaching
Drinan Award

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Faculty Leadership Development Travel Grants

The College invites applications from faculty members to attend higher education leadership conferences or workshops with Dean’s staff in an effort to:

  • Create leadership capacity and strengthen faculty leadership roles
  • Enhance faculty understanding of innovative and contemporary issues of higher education, with particular emphasis on USD’s role
  • Promote team building

Two to three faculty members are selected each year.

Eligibility

  • Full-time tenure-track/tenured and full time adjunct faculty members may apply.
  • Divisional representation may be taken into consideration during selection process.
  • Conference/workshop must not already be funded through another source.

Application Process

Complete an application form and submit it to Perla Myers (pmyers@sandiego.edu) with a copy of your CV and a one-page letter of interest addressing the following:

  • How will you benefit from attending the workshop and how will you use the information/training you receive during the workshop to enhance your role as a leader in the College?
  • Each grant recipient will share lessons learned at the workshop at a new faculty discussion, Dean’s office meeting or Chairs/Directors meeting. Where would you like to share?

Selection criteria

Dean’s staff will review applications and select faculty to attend workshops based on the following criteria:

  • Past service to the department and College.
  • Interest and potential to serve as a leader in the College.
  • Demonstrated interest in higher education leadership.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2014. | Download Application

 

University Professors

University Professors are those tenured faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievements in teaching and research supporting the mission and goals of the university. Faculty members may self-nominate, or be nominated either by their home department or another faculty member within the College of Arts and Sciences. Nominations and supporting information should be sent in a binder to the Dean’s office noellenorton@sandiego.edu by no later than Monday, November 3, 2014.

All nominations must include the following supporting information:

  • Nomination letter (up to 3 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Summary of teaching philosophy and success (one page)
  • Summary of research success (one page)
  • Supporting letters are accepted but not required.

Nominations will be reviewed by the FRG Committee and recommendations submitted to the Dean by November 17, 2014. After consultation with the Associate Deans, the Dean will submit the names of two candidates to the University Professorship Oversight Committee by December 1, 2014.

Note that there must be a seven-year hiatus between this award and a prior University Professorship.

 

Davies Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Davies Award was established by Mrs. Darlene Davies in memory of her husband, Lowell Davies. The focus of the Davies Award is teaching excellence within the College of Arts and Sciences. Teaching excellence is seen through the following: 1) commitment to the values of a liberal arts education; 2) a demanding intellectual presence in the classroom; 3) accessibility to students; 4) impact on student lives beyond the classroom experience; and 5) contributions to the growth of colleagues as effective teachers. The Honors Convocation, which takes place toward the end of each spring semester, includes the Davies Award for Teaching Excellence.

Award Recipients:

Year  Recipients Department
2014 Veronica Galvan Psychological Sciences
2013 Gail Perez English
2012 Yi Sun History
2011 Leeva Chung Communication Studies
2010 Florence Gillman Theology and Religious Studies
2009 Mike Williams Political Science and International Relations
2008 Ken Keith Psychological Sciences
2007 Jim Bolender Chemistry and Biochemistry
2006 Sue Lowery Biology
2005 Molly McClain History
2004 Mary Quinn English
2003 Noelle Norton Political Science and International Relations
2002 Fred Robinson English
2001 Luby Liao Mathematics and Computer Science
2000 Tammy Dwyer Chemistry and Biochemistry
1999 Mitch Malachowski Chemistry and Biochemistry
1998 Cynthia Caywood English
1997 Lisa Baird Biology
1996 Tom Herrinton Chemistry and Biochemistry
1995 Del Dickson Political Science and International Relations
1994 Lukasz Pruski Mathematics and Computer Science
1993 Judith Liu Sociology
1992 James Gump History
1991 Virginia Lewis Political Science and International Relations
1990 Donald Peterson Chemistry and Biochemistry
1989 Gilbert Oddo Political Science and International Relations
1988 Larry Hinman Philosophy
1987 Dennis Rohatyn Philosophy
1986 Irving Parker English
1985 Therese Truitt-Whitcomb Art, Architecture + Art History
1984 Iris Engstrand History

 

Drinan Award for Distinguished Service

The Drinan Award for Distinguished Service recognizes service achievements and activities in the following ways: 1) a demanding intellectual presence in support of the daily and long-term functionality most especially of the College, but also of the University; 2) an impact on the College beyond the teaching and scholarly experience; and 3) contributions to the growth of colleagues, both faculty and staff, as effective members of the College and University Community. The Honors Convocation, which takes place toward the end of each spring semester, includes the Drinan Award for Distinguished Service.

Award Recipients:

 Year Recpient Department
2014 Judith Liu Sociology
2013 Del Dickson Political Science and International Relations
2012 Mitch Malachowski Chemistry and Biochemistry
2011 Ron Pachence Theology and Religious Studies
2010 Roger Pace Communication Studies
2009 Eren Branch English