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Rising Star Early Career Faculty Award

Purpose of the Award

The AGHE Rising Star Early Career Faculty Award recognizes new faculty whose teaching and/or leadership stands out as impactful and innovative. The AGHE Rising Star Early Career Faculty Awardee will provide a lecture at the GSA Annual Meeting.

Note: Those nominated must be willing and able to attend the GSA Annual Meeting and present a lecture during the meeting.

Submission Period

February 1-April 14, 2020

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Full-time faculty members at an AGHE affiliated institution with a maximum of five years (at the nomination submission due date) post degree-award teaching experience are eligible to be nominated for this award.

Nomination Process

Required Nomination Packet Materials

  • A single nomination letter signed by at least 3 supporters that should include the following:
    • the purpose and qualifications of the AGHE Rising Star Early Career Faculty Nominee
    • emphasize teaching and/or leadership, rather than research, professional activity, or public service (unless those activities bear directly on teaching excellence)
  • A current Curriculum Vitae 

Nature of the Award

The recipient receives a framed certificate and delivers a lecture at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. 

Past Recipients

2019  Katarina Felsted | University of Utah
2018  Eric C. Schoenmakers | Fontys University of Applied Sciences
2017  Özgür Arun | Akdeniz University
2016  Pamela Pitman Brown | Winston-Salem State University
2015  Tina M. Kruger | Indiana State University

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