Vancouver Campus Faculty Awards


  • All part-time and full-time faculty on the Vancouver campus are eligible to be nominated for all awards (except that the current year chair of the Award Committee is not eligible to be nominated for awards.)
  • Any FDU-Vancouver student, staff, or faculty member may nominate a faculty member for any award.
  • For each award category, emphasis will be placed on achievements over the last 12-month period.

Nomination Materials

FDU-Vancouver staff, students, or faculty who wish to nominate a faculty member for any award should include the following materials:

  • A FDU-Vancouver Faculty Awards Nomination Form
  • A letter of nomination, including evidence of meeting the award criteria

The nominee should provide:

  • A brief (6 pages or fewer) CV or biographical sketch
  • A personal letter to support their nomination, with evidence of meeting the award criteria


The Vancouver Campus Faculty Awards recognize outstanding achievement of faculty in three areas: teaching, research, and service.
  • Both nominators and evaluators should consider the following criteria. The two criteria are weighted equally:

    1. Evidence of outstanding teaching, which can include but is not limited to:
      1. Evidence of excellent overall quality of teaching
      2. Incorporation of innovative teaching and learning approaches
      3. Effective and appropriate use of technology
      4. Utilization of effective and innovative assessment methods
      5. Having a comprehensive knowledge of the subject and setting high standards and motivating students to attain them
    2. Evidence of educational leadership, which can include but is not limited to:
      1. Demonstrated evidence of a reflective and scholarly practice in teaching
      2. Contributions to the mentorship and development of teaching skills in their peers
      3. Leadership in the design/development of an innovative strategy, course, or program
      4. Leadership in teaching and learning beyond the department and/or program
      5. Evidence of personal ongoing professional development in teaching
  • Both nominators and evaluators should consider the following criteria. Nominees should provide evidence of outstanding research, which can include but is not limited to:

    1. Publications (refereed books, articles, chapters, book reviews, other publications) or equivalent artistic/creative activities
    2. Editorial duties and service to the academic community (e.g. executive position in a national/international scholarly or professional society)
    3. Prestige of publication outlet(s) or venues for equivalent artistic/creative activities
    4. Conference activity, particularly of a national or international nature
    5. National/international recognition
  • Both nominators and evaluators should consider the following criteria. The award recognizes extraordinary contributions in one or more of the following areas:

    1. Student experience – makes “above and beyond” contributions toward services, operations or projects that support student learning and life; seeks to understand student needs, is resourceful and helpful so that students have better and easier access to information and resources; provides support and resources that empower employees to deliver an exceptional student experience.
    2. Fostering FDU culture – demonstrates and leads with behaviors reflecting equity, diversity and inclusion; champions and cultivates a trusting, respectful, fair and supportive workplace culture; integrates equity, diversity and inclusion into unit/department operations and policies with demonstrated impact.
    3. Operational excellence and innovation – recommends and/or designs simplified practices, processes, and procedures to get things done; gets more out of fewer resources; creates systems that manage themselves; implements innovative ideas; improves communication and collaboration among colleagues, stakeholders and/or units; sets ambitious strategic plans that maximize team effectiveness.
    4. Industry/External Service – builds bridges using effective communication and collaboration between academic and industry groups; promotes and identifies opportunities for the institution to engage in collaborative initiatives and priorities.