BYU University Awards
Please consider nominating a woman colleague for a university award.
The deadline is mid-February (official announcement pending)
Awards include the following:
Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer
For award descriptions, see Announcement and Nomination Procedures.
Download Kristine Hansen's "How to Write a Strong Nomination Letter" (MS Word).
Faculty Women's Association Awards
The philosophy of the teaching, scholarship, creative work, and citizenship awards given each year by the Faculty Women's Association is to recognize women who have made a valuable contribution at the international, national, regional, state, community levels and to the university, and their respective colleges and departments.
There are many women on our campus who have made outstanding contributions who do not qualify for other university awards but should be recognized for their efforts and accomplishments by the entire university community. The Faculty Women's Association awards allow another avenue for women to be recognized for their contributions.
Criteria for FWA Awards
Teaching Award: Expert knowledge and/or skills in the content of the courses taught as evaluated by students, colleagues, and administrators. Dedication to teaching excellence and rigor in terms of course organization, class preparation, teaching methods, examinations, out-of-class advisement of students, and evaluation of student work.
Scholarship Award: Publication record in scholarly (refereed) journals or national journals that have a formal editorial review process and/or publication of scholarly books and monographs. The presentation of scholarship or other types of scholarly and professional work at international, national, or regional professional meetings. Established reputation as a scholar.
Creative Work: Established reputation as an artist and presentation of artistic work in major performances or exhibits at the university, district, regional, national, and international level. Or reputation as an innovator who creates significant programs or projects that fall outside the normal definition of scholarship but which have an impact at the university, district, regional, national, and/or international level.
Citizenship: Ongoing record of contributions made at the community, state, district, national, and/or international levels. A record of contributions made at the university, college, and departmental levels, and professional organizations and associations within an area of expertise. Influence on and support of women on campus. Support and service to the Faculty Women's Association. Mentorship of colleagues and students.
Adjunct Faculty: Contribution to the University community and academic department through exemplary service over a period of time. Impact may be observed in teaching, scholarship, creative work, mentoring, or citizenship. Influence which help students achieve the aims of a BYU education and fosters dedication to life-long learning.
Outstanding Faculty Woman Award
In order to recognize the achievements of more women faculty, the FWA award was expanded in 2001 to include an award in four different areas of contribution.
Janet Walter - Teaching