UC Blue Ash College

Faculty Awards

UC Blue Ash College has a strong tradition of recognizing and celebrating faculty excellence. Both full-time and adjunct faculty are recognized for their contributions to student success and over the years new award categories have been added to applaud faculty for their pedagogical innovation, exemplary scholarship and outstanding service. Every year in spring, awardees are honored at the College Distinguished Awards ceremony.

UC Blue Ash College Teaching Awards

The UC Blue Ash College Teaching Awards honor faculty, both full-time and part-time, who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the College through teaching. Please consider nominating a colleague this year. The criteria for the award are summarized below.

Distinguished Teaching Award

Award Criteria. The award is based on:

  • Post-tenure contributions to student learning, care and engagement of students, and service related to perpetuating good teaching
  • Candidates will be tenured faculty members

Innovative Teaching Award

Award Criteria. The award is based on:

  • Implementing innovative techniques that positively affect student learning
  • Contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Candidates can be any full-time faculty member, having taught at UCBA for at least two years

Honored Adjunct Teaching Award

Award Criteria. The award is based on:

  • Exemplary contributions to the classroom, effective techniques that improve student learning, and engagement in the college and/or their discipline

Outstanding Faculty Service Award

The UC Blue Ash College Outstanding Faculty Service Awards honors faculty who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the College through service. Please consider nominating a colleague this year. The criteria for the award are summarized below.

Award Criteria. The award is based on:

  • Contributions to service that have a significant positive effect on the college and are professionally relevant to the college and/or community. Faculty who contribute their professional talents and expertise to support the college's mission of serving the community and developing active partnerships with community groups should be recognized. Service on department and college committees that improve the internal functioning of the college should also be acknowledged.
  • Substantial evidence of a commitment to service as opposed to a onetime event as well as recent and/or current involvement in service activities.
  • Candidates can be any full-time faculty member, having taught at UCBA for at least two years.

Exemplary Scholarship Award

The UC Blue Ash College Exemplary Scholarship Award honors faculty who have demonstrated via discipline specific research, creative works, and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning. Please consider nominating a colleague this year. The criteria for the award are summarized below. Full details, including the procedure for nomination and submission process, can be found in the 2015-16 Faculty Handbook (on page 55). Nominations are due to the Dean’s office by October 15, 2015. Each award winner will receive $1500, a plaque, and recognition at the College Distinguished Awards Ceremony.

Award Criteria. The award is based on:

  • Conducting significant scholarly and/or creative work that informs a specific discipline or the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Contributing to the public discourse through publication and/or presentation.
  • Candidates can be any full-time faculty member, having taught at UCBA for at least two years.

Faculty Award Winners

2018:

  • Distinguished Teaching Award: Brenda Refaei
  • Faculty Excellence Award: Julie Gill
  • Faculty Excellence Award: Pam Rankey
  • Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award: Helene Harte
  • Innovative Teaching Award: Angela Miller-Hargis
  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award: Angie Woods
  • Honored Adjunct Award: Julie Turner

2017:

  • Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award: Rob Gioielli, PhD
  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award: Sarah Cummins-Sebree, PhD
  • Distinguished Teaching Award: Ruth Benander, PhD
  • Innovative Teaching Award: Maria Ortiz, PhD
  • Honored Adjunct Award: Adam Burkey, PhD
  • Award for Faculty Excellence: Jennifer Wells, DVM
  • Award for Faculty Excellence: Janice Denton, PhD
  • Excellence Award, Faculty-to-Faculty Research Mentoring: Keen Wilson, PhD

2016:

  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award: Amy Gultice
  • Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award: Timothy Forest
  • Innovative Teaching Award: Bradford Mallory
  • Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence: Heather Maloney

2015:

  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award: Debra Frame
  • Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award: Cyndee Stegeman
  • Innovative Teaching Award: Sarah-Cummins Sebree

2014:

  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award: John McNay
  • Faculty Exemplary Scholarship Award: Tracy Herrmann
  • Innovative Teaching Award: Rita Kumar
  • Distinguished Teaching Award: Diana Beckett
  • Honored Adjunct Teaching Award: Laurie Bailar

2013:

  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award: Debbie Page
  • Exemplary Scholarship Award: Cenalo Vaz
  • Innovative Teaching Award: Sonja Andrus, Ruth Benander, Bob Murdock, Kevin Oberlin, Brenda Refaei
  • Distinguished Teaching Award: Rhonda Pettit
  • Honored Adjunct Teaching Award: Daphne Percy

2012:

  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award: Rita Taylor
  • Innovative Teaching Award: Jody Ballah

2011:

  • Distinguished Teaching Award: Robin Lightner

2010:

  • Distinguished Teaching Award: Maria Damen

2009:

  • Distinguished Teaching Award: Ross Wright, Esq.

2008:

  • Distinguished Teaching Award: Dave Bauman, DVM

2007:

  • Distinguished Teaching Award: James Cebula

2006:

  • Distinguished Teaching Award (Full Time): Mary Jane Bradley
  • Distinguished Teaching Award (Part Time): Krista Maria Hodges

Resources

Contact Information

Learning and Teaching Center
513-936-7118
bradford.mallory@uc.edu

513-936-7129
rita.kumar@uc.edu