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The success of the Honors College depends critically upon its ability to attract the university’s best faculty into the College’s activities. The Provost Award for Excellence in Honors Teaching and Service will be given annually to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding teaching, advising or other service in support of the Honors College. The recipient of this award will receive a $1,000 honorarium and be recognized at a reception hosted by the Provost in March. 

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Eligible candidates include current faculty who have done one or more of the following:

  • demonstrated commitment to teaching Honors courses or seminars at JMU
  • demonstrated a sustained commitment to supervising Honors Capstone Projects
  • demonstrated a sustained commitment to the Honors College through service as an Honors Faculty Liaison within their department
  • demonstrated a sustained commitment to the Honors College through other volunteer service activities

The candidate may not have received this award during the last five years. Evaluation criteria include:

  • innovation in teaching, advising, or service to the Honors College and its students
  • impact on students within the Honors College
  • effectiveness of teaching, advising, or service to the Honors College and its students
  • demonstrated excellence in the development of Honors course content
  • demonstrated student successes related to the Honors Capstone project
  • commitment to the Honors College and its mission and goals

Faculty Members who wish to be considered for this prestigious award should fill out and return the downloable Honors Provost Award application found here.

Deadline: January 31, 2022 

The Honors College Awards Committee, minus any member(s) nominated for the award, will serve as the selection committee. The Award Committee will evaluate all materials and select the award recipient. The Committee will make its recommendation to the Provost by mid-February, who will notify the award recipient in March.

The recipient will be recognized at the Academic Affairs Awards Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, April 28, 2022. 

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