CEE introduces a recognition program to reward participation and involvement in the center's activities. The goal of this innovation is to increase participation in CEE events. This system honors the time and efforts that faculty and staff make toward improving teaching excellence and organizational development to enhance student learning. The idea is based on research indicating the importance of recognition in faculty development (Sorcinelli 1985; Seldin 1987; Fideler & Sorcinelli 1992; Sorcinelli 2002).
Faculty and staff earn credits throughout the academic year for attending events and/or presenting and facilitating programs. These credits are accumulated for one year.
The benefits of this program include invitation to an end-of-the-year recognition event, which includes an awards ceremony. Awards are given to the faculty or staff member who invested the greatest number of hours in development activities over the academic year. A list of events recognizing participants will be distributed which can be included in annual evaluations and promotion and tenure packets. Participants and presenters will also receive recognition of their efforts by being listed on our website and reported to their deans and department heads. To learn more about the CEE involvement recognition program, please contact the CEE.