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The College of Sciences has several awards, grants, and professional opportunities that are available to faculty. Please read each of these carefully for their specific rules and eligibility requirements. Click on the individual titles to for more information and/or to apply. The list of past faculty award winners is available here.

Awards

Alan and Carlene Baharlou Distinguished Service Award of the College of Sciences

Full Criteria | Nomination Form

The Baharlou Distinguished Service Award is designed to recognize a member in the College of Sciences who has developed a record of outstanding service that supports and contributes to the teaching and research missions of the College. The ideal candidate for the award shall be a faculty member or department chair:
  • With a distinguished record of service that extends beyond the department to include outstanding service to the College, the University, the community and/or major professional organizations.
  • Whose record of service contributions is long-term and extends beyond the present academic year.
  • Whose commitment to service is supported by excellence in the classroom and a commitment to scholarship.
  • Due date: February 19, 2018
  • 2017 Recipient - Chris Laingen - Geology/Geography

 

Hanner Teaching Excellence Award

Full Criteria | Nomination Form

The Hanner Teaching Excellence Award is designed to celebrate and honor consistent excellence in teaching. The ideal candidate for the award shall be:
  • A faculty member who is recognized by both colleagues and students as a teacher of the highest caliber, dedicated to the learning enterprise.
  • A teacher who is involved in creative teaching and learning activities outside the boundaries of traditional course work.
  • A teacher who challenges students to fulfill their potential as learners.
  • A teacher who demonstrates teaching excellence across all courses offered.
  • Due date: February 19, 2018
  • 2017 Recipient - Barbara Carlsward - Biological Sciences

 

College of Sciences Lawrence A. Ringenberg Award

Full Criteria | Nomination Form

The Ringenberg Award is the highest faculty honor bestowed by Eastern Illinois University's College of Sciences. The award is named in honor of Lawrence A. Ringenberg, the first dean of Arts and Sciences at EIU, serving from 1961-1980. In the tradition of Dr. Ringenberg, this award recognizes excellence in our academic community. The award is given to tenured faculty members in the College of Sciences for exceptional performance during their academic career at Eastern Illinois University. The award criteria are:
  • A published scholar who has developed a national or international reputation in his or her field.
  • A teacher of the highest caliber, dedicated to helping students achieve their personal and professional goals.
  • A person with a distinguished record of service to his or her Department, the College of Sciences, the University, and/or his or her profession.
  • Due date: February 19, 2018
  • 2017 - No recipient

 

Lida G. Wall Faculty Research Mentor Award

Full Criteria | Nomination Form

The Lida G. Wall Faculty Research Mentor Award is an annual honor bestowed on a faculty member in the College of Sciences who has served as a research mentor to one or more undergraduate students during the last two years. The ideal candidate:
  • Must be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the College of Sciences.
  • Must be recognized by both colleagues and students as being a dedicated, outstanding undergraduate research mentor and teacher.
  • Must have been engaged in an active mentoring research role resulting in student publications and/or presentations during the last two years.
  • Will be eligible for re-nomination four years after receiving the award.
  • Due date: February 19, 2018
  • 2017 - No recipient

 

Outstanding Faculty Award

Nomination Form

The College of Sciences Student Advisory Board recognizes an outstanding faculty member from the College of Sciences each year. The nominating student or advisory board member honors the award recipient at the annual ScienceFest.
  • Write a short essay explaining why you think this professor deserves the Outstanding Faculty Award.
  • Please limit your essay to 4 pages, double-spaced.
  • The recipient will be selected by the College of Sciences Student Advisory Board.
  • Due date: February 19, 2018
  • 2017 Recipient - Gene Deerman - Sociology & Anthropology

 

Opportunities

Celebration of Publications, Creative Works, and Grants

Submissions Link

2016 Program | 2015 Program | 2014 Program | 2013 Program

The 2017 Celebration of Publications, Creative Works, and Grants will be held on from 3:30 - 5:00 pm, October 25, 2017, in the University Ballroom.

Previously known as Publishing Scholars, this event, sponsored by The Division of Academic Affairs, celebrates the creative accomplishments of our faculty and staff here at Eastern Illinois University by showcasing their recent publications and creative works. Also honored in this reception are grants received through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

  • Only publications that have been externally reviewed/juried/refereed should be included.
  • For creative works, they must be off campus, invited, or juried submissions.
  • Works listed in previous Celebration of Publications, Creative Works, and Grants brochures should not be included.
  • Only works from September 1 - August 31 of the most recent year should be included.
  •  COS submissions are due by September 15, 2017.

 

Research/Creative Activity/Special Project Credit Unit Pool

Eligibility: A tenured Unit A faculty member who has not received an award of credit units from the pool in the last two consecutive years and who is not serving on the college review committee.

Completed application includes:

  1. Current vita including research/creative activity productivity
  2. Proposal Application (attached), limited in length to three pages

Completed applications should be forwarded to the Department Chair according to procedures established in the Department by Date yet to be announced.  Department chairs will forward applications with the completed approval forms to the Dean for presentation to the COS Review Committee by Date yet to be announced