Faculty Awards

8.3  FACULTY AWARDS    

With the exception of the Mary Pinschmidt Award, the Committee on Sabbaticals, Fellowships, and Awards selects nominees for these awards and presents those recommendations to the Provost.

8.3.1  Grellet C. Simpson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching    This award, named for a former President and given to one member of the full-time faculty is supported by an anonymous donor.  Additional details are provided in the annual call for nominations.

8.3.2  Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching    This award is given to one member of the full-time faculty for her/his outstanding teaching in a UMW graduate program.  Additional details are provided in the annual call for nominations.

8.3.3  Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award    This award, supported by the University of Mary Washington Alumni Association, is given to one member of the faculty who has been at the University at least two but no more than five years. Additional details are provided in the annual call for nominations.

8.3.4  Mary Pinschmidt Award    This faculty award honors the memory of a long-time professor of biology who served as a role model and practitioner of exceptional liberal arts teaching as well as a generous and tireless contributor of service to her colleagues, her students, and the institution at large.  The recipient is selected by students as the professor “we are most likely to remember as the one who had the greatest impact on our lives.”  Additional details are provided in the annual call for nominations.  The Student Government Association selects the winner of this award.

8.3.5  J. Christopher (Topher) Bill Service Award    This award is given annually to a person who has served a minimum of seven years as a full-time member of the teaching faculty of the University and who has been consistently involved in a variety of service endeavors (department, college, university, and community).  Named to honor the memory of a former professor of psychology, the award was created through donations by his students, colleagues, friends and family members.   Additional details are provided in the annual call for nominations.

8.3.6  Waple Faculty Award for Professional Achievement    Established in 2013, this award will be based on the significance/impact of the faculty nominee’s scholarly, creative, and/or professional achievement(s).  All full-time, continuing faculty with at least seven years employment at UMW are eligible.  Achievement(s) must have been undertaken during the nominee’s years at UMW.

8.3.7  Outstanding Faculty Award (OFA)    Each year, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Education (SCHEV) selects a small number of faculty from throughout the State to be honored with Outstanding Faculty Awards.   SCHEV annually announces the procedures to be followed in this statewide competition.  UMW is authorized to nominate a certain number of faculty for the award competition, following guidelines determined by SCHEV.  The University Committee on Sabbaticals, Fellowships, and Awards will recommend to the Provost the faculty members that UMW should put forward into this competition.  The Office of the Provost will work with nominees to assist them in compiling the required nomination packet.