Each year a faculty selection committee selects recipients for nine very significant awards presented to colleagues who have made outstanding contributions to the university community. Nominations for these nine awards are due to the Office of the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs by January 25, 2019.
Outstanding Administrator Award - given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in administrative activities within the university. Accomplishments will have had significant impact on students, their fields, the university, and/or the community at large.
Outstanding Advisor Award - given to a faculty advisor who enhances student experiences through innovative activities outside of the classroom. Outstanding advising activities may include academic or career advising, work with student groups, unique projects, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate research or creative activities.
Outstanding Creative Endeavor Award - given in recognition of contributions to the university community in the creative arts including dance, design arts, architecture, landscape architecture, folk arts, literature, media, music, theater, and visual arts. Nominees should have outstanding cumulative creative and artistic achievement while employed at Ball State University. Unusual single or one-time contributions are also considered and nominees may be individuals or teams.
Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award - given in recognition of demonstrated excellence by a faculty member in championing and facilitating inclusive excellence. The award is given on the basis of continuous and cumulative achievement at Ball State over a minimum of five years.
Outstanding Faculty Award - given in recognition of demonstrated composite excellence in teaching, scholarly or creative productivity, and service by a faculty member who has an academic record at Ball State University of more than five years. Faculty who have received the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in the past four years are not eligible. The award is given on the basis of cumulative achievement since coming to Ball State University.
Outstanding Faculty Service Award - given in recognition of exceptional professional service, excluding administrative service. Service may be to the department, college, university, profession, community, or a combination thereof.
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award - given in recognition of demonstrated composite excellence in teaching, scholarly or creative productivity, and service by a faculty member beginning an academic career, who has been at Ball State University for no more than five years. The award is given on the basis of cumulative achievement since coming to Ball State University.
Outstanding Research Award - given to an individual faculty member in recognition of outstanding research achievement as cumulative work or a noteworthy single contribution. All nominees will have evidence of exemplary scholarly productivity over a minimum of five years at Ball State University. Research impact should be at a national or international scale as evidenced by citations, professional awards or recognition, funded grants or contracts, and letters of support.
Outstanding Teaching Award - given in recognition of excellence in teaching inclusive of the highest standards of pedagogy, creativity, or innovation in the classroom and curricula. Nominees should have demonstrated leadership in teaching methodologies and advancement of the scholarship of teaching.