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Faculty Awards

The College of Education bestows awards of excellence to faculty members in academic advising, graduate faculty teaching, research, service, and undergraduate teaching.


Kathryn A. Holen Excellence in Academic Advising Award

Nominations will be accepted from students, graduates, faculty, or administrators.

Eligibility Criteria for Nominees:

  • Full-time (at least 50% of appointment is in the College of Education) as an academic advisor, instructor, assistant, associate, or full professor.
  • At least two years of advising experience in the K-State College of Education prior to nomination.
  • Demonstrated a significant commitment to advising. Following are examples of ways this commitment may be demonstrated:
    • excels in advising work with students
    • excels in working with students in student organizations
    • recognizes students as individuals and emphasizes the importance of their goals
    • demonstrates a caring attitude toward students
    • fosters and encourages student growth
    • challenges students to excel
    • shows sensitivity to cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity
    • accessible to students
    • assists students in monitoring and evaluating their educational/professional progress
    • develops mentoring relationships
  • Has not received this award in the last five years.

Recipients:

  • Mechelle Martinez (2017)
  • Kelly Briggs (2015)
  • Amanda Morales (2013)
  • Teresa Miller (2012)
  • Pedro Espinoza (2010)
  • Christy Moran Craft (2008)
  • Darla Stone (2006)
  • Gerald Bailey (2004)
  • Larry Scharmann (2002)

Michael C. Holen Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award

Nominations will be accepted from graduate students who are currently enrolled in College of Education programs; faculty; or administrators.

Eligibility Criteria for Nominees:

  • Full-time (at least 50% of appointment is in the College of Education) faculty status, (assistant, associate, or full professor).
  • At least two years of experience in the K-State College of Education prior to nomination.
  • Demonstrate a significant commitment to graduate teaching activities.  Following are examples of ways this commitment may be demonstrated:
    • Individual and collective faculty efforts to improve graduate teaching and student learning;
    • Use of assessment results to improve teaching practices, curriculum development, and appropriate revisions;
    • Use of innovative and effective forms of pedagogy;
    • Commitment to extra curricular work with graduate students (e.g., mentoring, graduation, job placement).
  • Has not received this award in the last five years.

Recipients:

  • Kay Ann Taylor (2018)
  • Royce Ann Collins (2016)
  • Sheryl Hodge (2014)
  • Lotta Larson (2012)
  • Christy Moran Craft (2010)
  • Jane Fishback (2008)
  • Diane McGrath (2006)
  • Ken Hughey (2004)
  • Jennifer Bay-Williams (2002)
  • Cheryl Polson (2000)
  • Stephen Benton (1998)

Michael C. Holen Faculty Excellence in Research Award

This award recognizes and rewards outstanding achievement by College of Education faculty in research activities. Nominations will be accepted from students, graduates, faculty, or administrators.

Eligibility Criteria for Nominees:

  • Full-time (at least 50% of appointment is in the College of Education) faculty status (assistant, associate, or full professor).
  • At least two years experience in the K-State College of Education prior to nomination.
  • The nominee must have demonstrated a significant commitment to research and grant writing activities. Following are examples of ways this commitment may be demonstrated:
    • Authorship/co-authorship of peer-reviewed published materials
    • Citations received for publications
    • Grants that support primary research or innovative instructional methods at the university
    • Initiating research or creative performance
    • Producing works related to the scholarly or creative activities or forms of digital scholarship
    • Collaboration with faculty at KSU or at other universities in significant research activities
    • Serving as a referee, editor, and/or reviewer
  • Has not received this award in the last five years.

Recipients:

  • Mickey Losinski (2017)
  • Linda Thurston (2015)
  • Socorro Herrera (2013)
  • Jeong-Hee Kim (2011)
  • Gail Shroyer (2009)
  • Marjorie Hancock (2007)
  • David Thompson (2003)

Kathryn A. Holen Excellence in Service Award

Nominations will be accepted from students, graduates, faculty, administrators, or other colleagues.

Service projects and activities are a critical component for accomplishing the mission of Kansas State University and the College of Education. The College of Education recognizes that its own level of excellence in service to the community, college, university, state, and nation is mirrored by the excellence of its faculty. Thereby, the College of Education honors superior accomplishments in service by presenting a College of Education Kathryn A. Holen Excellence in Service Award.

Eligibility Criteria for Nominees:

  • Nominations are made for service relevant to the mission of the College of Education performed within the past five years.
  • Nominations are based upon nominees' service to the professions. Service may include: active participation in professional organizations at the international, national, state, or local community level; active participation in university, college, and department, and student organization service activities.
  • Full-time (at least 50% of appointment is in the College of Education), faculty status (instructor, assistant, associate, or full professor).
  • At least two years of appointment in the K-State College of Education prior to nomination.
  • Has not received this award in the last five years.

Recipients:

  • Trina Harlow (2016)
  • Kimberly Staples (2014)
  • Tom Vontz (2012)
  • Frank Spikes (2011)
  • David Griffin (2009)
  • Gail Shroyer (2007)
  • Sally Yahnke (2005)
  • Darla Stone (2003)
  • Judy Hughey (2001)

Commerce Bank Undergraduate Outstanding Teaching Award

The original and current purpose of this award is to recognize excellence in teaching performance in the undergraduate program and to provide an incentive to achieve that goal.

There are four $2,500 awards made each year for excellence in undergraduate teaching. One award is made each year in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the other three awards are rotated each year among six of the other colleges (Veterinary Medicine and Technology and Aviation are excluded), with three colleges making the awards one year and the other three the following year.

The final selections for these awards are made at the college level and all teachers are eligible. It is recommended that once an individual is selected to receive this award, that person should not be considered for a second award.

Nominations for the awards are solicited from students, faculty and administrators, and are to be submitted to the dean of the college in which the teacher is appointed. In order to be considered, the nominee must provide student evaluations from at least two but not more than three undergraduate classes that he or she has taught within the last three semesters. The student evaluations should be those obtained by participating in the program conducted by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

Eligibility Criteria for Nominees:

  • Full-time (at least 50% of appointment is in the College of Education), faculty status (instructor, assistant, associate, or full professor).
  • At least two years of teaching in the College of Education at KSU prior to nomination.
  • Teaching responsibilities assigned at the undergraduate level, including coursework and/or field work
  • Have not received the Commerce Bank Undergraduate Teaching Award in the last ten years.

Recipients:

  • Bradley Burenheide (2017)
  • Laura Tietjen (2015)
  • Deb Andres (2013)
  • Laurie Curtis (2011)
  • Kay Ann Taylor (2009)
  • David Allen (2007)
  • Ata Karim (2005)
  • Jennifer Bay-William (2003)
  • Patricia Love Staver (2001)
  • Paul Burden (1999)
  • M. Jenice French (1997)
  • Lawrence Scharmann (1995)
  • Marjorie Hancock (1993)
  • Peggy Dettmer (1991)
  • Rosemarie Deering (1989)
  • Ann Jankovich (1987)
  • Kathryn A. Holen (1985)
  • Bernard Frank (1983)
  • Robert Newhouse (1981)
  • Fred Bradley (1978)
  • Robert Shoop (1977)
  • Thomas Parish (1977)
  • Wayne Laughery (1971)
  • Richard Hause (1971)
  • Richard Owens (1968)