Outstanding Teaching and Advising Awards

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Teaching and Advisor Awards 

The Office of Faculty Development invites you to nominate SCSU’s outstanding professors for two exclusive awards, the J. Philip Smith Outstanding Teaching Award and the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award. 

To nominate your choices for each award, read the brief award descriptions, click on the links provided, and give the name, department, and reason (limit approx. 200 words) that you believe a professor deserves the award. Both the quantity and the quality of overall nominations for outstanding professors will be considered by the review committee. Be sure to place your vote and encourage your peers to place their nominations for outstanding professors, as well.   

The last day to nominate outstanding professors for these awards is Friday, February 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. 

J. Philip Smith Outstanding Teaching Award

Do you know an outstanding SCSU professor?  Maybe they made students think in a new way, made a positive difference in their lives, or motivated them to a higher level of performance based on his/her knowledge, teaching style, and interaction.  

The J. Philip Smith Outstanding Teaching Award is presented each year to one full-time professor and one-part time professor. Awardees receive $2,500, a personalized plaque, and public recognition for their outstanding effort.  

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher

Outstanding Academic Advisor Award

Do you know an outstanding academic advisor? Is there a full-time faculty member who has worked collaboratively with students in charting a plan for academic success? Has s/he helped students prepare for their college to career transition, or served as an exceptional advisor and/or mentor? 

The Outstanding Academic Advisor Award recognizes and rewards faculty who provide exceptional academic advising and mentoring to undergraduate and/or graduate students. The recipient receives $1,000, a personalized plaque, and public recognition for their outstanding effort. 

Nominate an Outstanding Academic Advisor