The Dean’s Exemplar Faculty Award is a two-year award that aims to recognize and reward tenured and tenure-track faculty who are exemplar contributors to the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering achieving its aspirations. More specifically, this award recognizes those with outstanding accomplishments and contributions in all three faculty performance areas of research, teaching and service. The award nominations will be made by the School Directors, with consideration of the most recent annual faculty performance assessment data (the previous three years of effort).
To be nominated, a faculty member must have:
A record showing dedicated and quality student instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and at instructional loads consistent with rank and the Fulton Schools workload expectations.
Substantial success with graduate student mentoring, with an emphasis on completion of doctoral students, and at a level expected of Fulton Schools faculty (e.g., 4+ PhD students supported with external funding and graduation of one student about every 1 to 1.5 years on average).
Substantial output from research and/or entrepreneurial activities, at the level consistent with rank.
Sustained success at attracting external resources needed to support a research and/or entrepreneurial program of the scale expected in the Fulton Schools.
A history of positive interactions and collaborations with other faculty.
Service activities consistent with rank; associate and full professors must have a record of leadership roles to the school, Fulton Schools, and/or ASU.
Directors may nominate up to 10 percent of their tenured and tenure-track faculty. The nominations must provide evidence that the faculty meet the criteria above and discuss why they deserve to be recognized as Dean’s Exemplar Faculty.
Assistant professors currently undergoing P&T review are not eligible for this award.
A faculty member can be selected for a Dean’s Exemplar Faculty Award once every three years.
Nominations will be reviewed by a subset of the Faculty Executive Committee, and recommendations will be made to the Dean. These will be reviewed with the Fulton Schools Leadership Team and then the Dean will make the final selection.
The number of awards anticipated each year will be about 5 percent of the total tenured and tenure-track Fulton Schools faculty.
Each awardee will receive $5,000 in discretionary funds for each year of the award.