|Faculty Leadership Development Travel Grants|
|Davies Award for Excellence in Teaching|
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.
- 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.
Complete an application form and submit it to Perla Myers (email@example.com) 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?
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
|2014||Veronica Galvan||Psychological Sciences|
|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|
|2003||Noelle Norton||Political Science and International Relations|
|2001||Luby Liao||Mathematics and Computer Science|
|2000||Tammy Dwyer||Chemistry and Biochemistry|
|1999||Mitch Malachowski||Chemistry and Biochemistry|
|1996||Tom Herrinton||Chemistry and Biochemistry|
|1995||Del Dickson||Political Science and International Relations|
|1994||Lukasz Pruski||Mathematics and Computer Science|
|1991||Virginia Lewis||Political Science and International Relations|
|1990||Donald Peterson||Chemistry and Biochemistry|
|1989||Gilbert Oddo||Political Science and International Relations|
|1985||Therese Truitt-Whitcomb||Art, Architecture + Art History|
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.
|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|