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Award Info

Applications Open
August 8, 2020
Applications Close
August 28, 2020
Notification Date
Award Contact
  1. Program Overview

    Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the 9th year of the Women of Distinction awards, highlighting the achievements of outstanding women faculty at UCF. Three awards will be given this year for “Innovative Ways Faculty Have Engaged Students.”

    UCF faculty are known for thinking outside the box and engaging students creatively in remote and online environments. Accomplishments must be associated with UCF and should be related to innovation in the virtual classroom — at any point in a faculty members’ career. The committee looks to recognize the most creative faculty and their spirit of teaching innovation.

    To celebrate at all stages of our careers, a colleague with up to 5 years of service as a faculty member, a colleague with 6 – 10 years of service as a faculty member, and a colleague with more than 10 years of service as a faculty member will be recognized.

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  2. Eligibility

    Full-time UCF women faculty of all ranks and types (including all ranks of tenured and tenure-earning faculty and all ranks of non-tenure earning faculty including instructor, lecturers, instructional designers, librarians, research, and clinical) are eligible to apply. If groups apply, the team will be judged in the category reflecting years of service of the primary applicant. Self-nominations are encouraged.

    Previous winners of the Women of Distinction Award are not eligible.

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  3. Application Process and Deadline

    Applicants must submit the following by 5:00 pm on August 28 in order to be considered:

    • Completed WOD Qualtrics survey (click here)
    • CV (This will need to be uploaded into the Qualtrics survey)
    • Up to 500-word description of applicant’s Innovative Ways Faculty Have Engaged Students at UCF. (This will need to be typed into the Qualtrics survey.)
    • A 250-word statement explaining the impact of the work. (This will need to be typed into the Qualtrics survey.)
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  4. Presentation of Awards

    Winners will be announced in a UCF Today article and invited to a special celebration with President Cartwright via Zoom. The winners will each receive a professional development stipend to be used for professional travel, research development and academic materials in the amount $1,000 (provided by the President to the winner’s department that must be spent prior to mid-June 2021), and recognition on the Faculty Excellence website. If a group entry wins, the group will determine how to share the award.

    Faculty Excellence will review submitted applications.

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