The President's Award for Excellence in Academic Integration
The President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration is given to a full-time member of the faculty of the University who has exhibited extraordinary achievement in the integration of teaching, research or creative accomplishments, and service. The award was established in 1996 to recognize faculty members who have excelled in all three areas of their professions and consists of a specially-designated certificate and a cash gift in the amount of $3,000. Recipients of the award typically have a strong outreach component as a substantive element of their scholarship. The communities reached by faculty outreach activities are generally those not normally encountered during the performance of normal scholarly activities.
Nominations are being solicited from the academic deans for the 2017 President's Award for Excellence in Academic Integration and should include evidence of superior teaching, including student letters and evaluations; research or creative accomplishments; and service to the University, public and/or profession. A curriculum vitae and supporting letters, from professional colleagues internal and external to Penn State, should speak to the candidate’s major achievements, especially innovative approaches developed by the nominee to engage the public—that is, constituencies that are not traditionally engaged by the discipline. Letters from the dean of the college and the department head, or other an appropriate academic administrator, should speak to the candidate’s ability to integrate all aspects of his or her academic life with outreach and/or public service. The nominating packets should be no longer than 30 pages.
One or two nominations can be submitted to Gary A. Thompson, chair of the selection committee for the President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration, 201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802, or electronically to PSUSearch@psu.edu. The deadline is January 9, 2017.
A selection committee was appointed by the Office of the President. Members of the 2017 selection committee are: Russell Barton, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty, Smeal College of Business;Ralph Ford, Chancellor of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Marica Tacconi, 2016 Recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration, and Professor of Musicology and Associate Director of the School of Music, College of Arts and Architecture; and Gary Thompson, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Agricultural Sciences and Chair of the Committee.
The 2016 recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Academic Integration is Marica Tacconi, Professor of Musicology and Associate Director of the School of Music in the College of Arts and Arts and Architecture.
Guidelines and criteria for nominationsPrevious recipients of the President's Award
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Directory
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