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School-wide Faculty/Staff Awards

The VUSE Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Judith A. Pachtman Engineering Staff Award

The Edward J. White Engineering Faculty Award for Excellence in Service

 

The VUSE Award for Excellence in Teaching

This award, consisting of a certificate and a check, is conveyed by the Dean of Engineering at the final faculty meeting each spring to a member of the VUSE faculty * who has made significant contribution to excellence in undergraduate or graduate instruction during the past year. 

Evidence of such excellence may include: (1) high teaching ratings, (2) development of effective course materials, (3) well-received innovations in instructional methodology, (4) positive influence on curriculum, (5) influence on teachers within VUSE, elsewhere within the University, and outside Vanderbilt, (6) innovative and effective collaboration with faculty members outside VUSE.
 
Nominations will be received from any member of the VUSE faculty and from any VUSE student group recognized by the University.  Chairs are urged to submit nominations. 
 
Nominations should be submitted by March 15 to the Senior Associate Dean.  The nomination should consist of a single page giving the name, rank, and departmental affiliation of the nominee and a brief narrative summary of the contributions upon which the nomination is based.  Supporting materials may be attached as appropriate. 
 
This award does not replace the Tau Beta Pi teaching award or any other existing award.

List of VUSE Excellence in Teaching award recipients



The Judith A. Pachtman Engineering Staff Award

This award, consisting of a certificate and a check, is conveyed by the Dean of Engineering to at the final faculty meeting each spring a member of the VUSE staff  for contribution beyond the norm to the School of Engineering.

Excellence in staff service may include: (1) exceptional service to faculty, students, or other staff members, (2) innovations designed to enhance quality or save money, and (3) innovative professional service beyond the expectations of the job description.
 
Nominations will be received from any member of the VUSE staff or faculty. Chairs and supervisors are urged to submit nominations.  Nominations may be received from any student group recognized by the University.
 
Nominations should be submitted by March 15 to the Associate Dean for Administration.   The nomination should consist of a single page giving the name and position of the nominee and a brief narrative summary of the contributions upon which the nomination is based.  Supporting materials may be attached as appropriate.

List of past Judith A. Pachtman Engineering Staff award recipients

 

The Edward J. White Engineering Faculty Award for Excellence in Service  

This award, consisting of a plaque and a check, is conveyed by the Dean of Engineering to a member of the VUSE faculty * for contribution in service to the School of Engineering. 

Excellence in service may include: (1) leadership in effective committee service, (2) outstanding contribution to student life outside the classroom,  (3) effective representation of engineering concerns in the councils of the University, (4) leadership in alumni and development activities, (5) leadership in industrial relations, (6) innovative contributions to public relations, (7) contribution to the infrastructural services of the School, (8) effective and documented contribution to recruitment of students, and (9) making a difference in the lives of students having serious academic or personal problems.

Nominations will be received from any member of the VUSE faculty or staff or from any VUSE student group recognized by the University. Department chairs are urged to submit nominations.

Nominations should be submitted by March 15 to the Secretary of the Administrative Committee. The nomination should consist of a single page giving the name, title, and departmental affiliation of the nominee and a narrative summary of the contributions upon which the nomination is based.  Supporting materials may be attached.

Edward J. White served as Associate Dean of the School of Engineering from 1987 through 1999. His service included many of the contributions for which this award is presented. Many students having academic or personal problems found the first step in solution of their difficulties was a visit with Dean White.

List of past Edward J. White Engineering Faculty Award for Excellence in Service recipients


 
* A “member of the VUSE faculty” is defined as (a) a person holding an emeritus title associated with VUSE, or (b) a person holding a full-time primary appointment in VUSE under a title included in Part II, Chapter 1, Sections A and B of the Faculty Manual.  That definition includes both tenured and non-tenured faculty.  Graduate assistants and part-time employees are not included.