The College of Liberal & Creative Arts Excellence Awards

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts is deeply committed to excellence in teaching, professional growth of our faculty, and service to our college and university. These excellence awards are an opportunity for the College to recognize and honor outstanding faculty who have demonstrated significant, long-term contributions to the university and to their disciplines.

All faculty (T/TT faculty and lecturers) who have maintained an average teaching load of at least .40 time over at least five years are eligible for nomination for the Excellence in Teaching Award. (LCA will verify nominees’ eligibility.) Faculty who have won the university excellence awards are not eligible in the same year to win the college excellence awards.

The award categories are in the areas of:

  • Teaching (T/TT faculty)
  • Teaching (Lecturers)
  • Professional achievement: Scholarship and Research (T/TT faculty)
  • Professional achievement: Creative Activities (T/TT faculty)
  • Service (T/TT faculty)

Honorees receive a stipend of $250 for the Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Professional Achievement, and Excellence in Service awards. In addition, honorees receive a commemorative certificate.

By recognizing the achievements of our distinguished faculty and outstanding staff, we acknowledge our culture of excellence and celebrate the community we create together.

Nominations via a qualtrics survey are due by Thursday, May 31, 2018 for all excellence awards. Selfnominations are allowed. Qualtrics links will be sent directly to LCA faculty as well as posted on the LCA website under Faculty Resources.

Award Descriptions

LCA Excellence in Teaching Awards

Eligibility: All T/TT faculty and lecturers who have maintained an average teaching load of at least .40 time over at least five years.

Criteria: Nominees should excel in any combination of the below areas of excellence. Nominees do not have to demonstrate excellence in all of the areas, and nominators should limit their response to just those areas for which they have knowledge about the nominee.

  • Course design and pedagogy
  • Teaching effectiveness
  • Student development
  • Curricular leadership
  • Other forms of teaching excellence

Submit Nomination for LCA Excellence in Teaching Award

LCA Excellence in Professional Growth Awards

Research and Scholarship Award

Eligibility: All T/TT faculty who have completed at least five years of service at SF State.

Criteria: Evidence of wide acceptance and/or publication of the nominee’s work by individuals who have an overarching perspective of the candidate’s contributions and achievements.

  • A sustained record of publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Development of innovative ideas
  • Demonstrable impact within the field and beyond
  • A sustained record of presentations at national and/or international conferences

Submit Nomination for Research and Scholarship Award

Creative Activities Award

Eligibility: All T/TT faculty who have completed at least five years of service at SF State.

Criteria: Evidence of wide acceptance and/or publication of the nominee’s work by individuals who have an overarching perspective of the candidate’s contributions and achievements.

  • A sustained record of excellence in creative activities related to the nominee’s specific field or discipline, such as exhibitions, readings, performances, productions, and stage work
  • A record of critical reviews, inclusion of works in permanent collections, retrospectives and other forms of peer or public recognition.
  • Development of innovative ideas
  • Demonstrable impact within the field and beyond

Submit Nomination for Creative Activites Award

LCA Excellence in Service Award

Eligibility: All T/TT faculty who have completed at least five years of service at SF State.

Criteria: Nominees for this award have engaged in service that surpasses the responsibilities of their position and have provided exceptional meritorious service in areas of endeavor consistent with the mission of the college. Nominees should excel in any combination of the below areas of excellence, though they do not have to demonstrate excellence in all of the areas. Nominators should limit their response to just those areas for which they have knowledge about the nominee.

  • Service in multiple areas of the university and across multiple levels: department, college, university wide, and community
  • Leadership in service (chairing, etc.)
  • Leadership in addressing important institutional issues
  • Contributions that meaningfully support student success and achievement
  • Contributions that meaningfully support campus climate, equity, and social justice
  • Evidence of lasting impact
  • Evidence of sustained commitment to service through length of time serving the college, university and community

Submit Nomination for LCA Excellence in Service Award