CCPS Awards Descriptions

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION IN A DISCIPLINE AWARD (CCPS)

The basis for this award is clearly demonstrated research, scholarly, or creative accomplishment or service through professional organizations, i.e., significant contribution to one's discipline, documented as exceptional by professional peers or public acclaim according to one or more of the following specific criteria:

  • Publication in professional media or performances or exhibitions as are equivalent for a given discipline.
  • Professional awards, prizes, or honors.
  • Unsolicited reviews by critics or peers.
  • Support received through competitive applications to funding agencies.
  • Impact on others in the discipline.

The award may recognize a single, clearly exceptional accomplishment or a continued record of achievement. The award will be based primarily on accomplishments while a member of the GVSU CCPS faculty. Though the award may be repeated after 5 years, a second award will be based only on activities completed following the latest prior award to that recipient.


OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD (CCPS)                                                                                              

This award is based on the following criteria, which are not ranked by order of importance, nor exclusive:

  • ability to demonstrate resourcefulness and expand on textual material;
  • ability to demonstrate relevancy of course material;
  • demonstrates true concern for students and is accessible for assistance and advising;
  • ability to reward the student meaningfully for hard work and achievement, and know when and how to do it;
  • enthusiasm in the classroom;
  • ability to stimulate intellectual curiosity, to challenge students;
  • evidence of being current in the field;
  • demonstration of innovation and flexibility;
  • ability to design creative examinations;
  • demonstrates commitment to student learning as instructor, role model or positive influence on career development of students
  • ability to communicate effectively;
  • reflects on past teaching experience to improve current practice
  • applies scholarly research to classroom instruction


OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD (CCPS)                                                                         

This award is based on the following criteria:

  • for service to the University including, but not limited to, committee work.
  • for service to the community that involves the faculty member's professional expertise, including, but not limited to, the faculty member's specific discipline.


OUTSTANDING MENTOR AWARD (CCPS)
                                                                                                            
This award is based on the following criteria:

  • Faculty to faculty mentorship
  • Mentoring of students, academically, personal development and/or professional development

Awards

CCPS Awards History

Year

Outstanding Service

Outstanding Contribution in a  Discipline

Outstanding Mentor

Outstanding Teacher

2007

George Grant, Jr.

John Hewitt

Kathleen Bailey

Frank Hughes

2008

No Nominees

No Nominees

No Nominees

No Nominees

2009

No Nominees

Danny Balfour

Christine Yalda

Debra Ross

2010

Scott Berlin

Brian Johnson

Lois Smith Owens

Carly Hilinski

2011

Kristine Mullendore

No Nominees

Diane Kimoto

Patrick Gerkin

2012

No Nominees

Brian Kingshott

Debra Ross

No Nominees

2013

No Nominees

Christopher Kierkus

Kristen Jack

Ruth Stevens

2014

Mark Hoffman

No Nominees

Stephen Borders

John Walsh

2015

No Nominees

No Nominees

Gail Zemmol

Brian Kingshott

2016

No Nominees

Brian Johnson

John Walsh

No Nominees

         

CCPS Dean's Commendations Descriptions

CCPS DEAN’S AP COMMENDATIONS

The College of Community and Public Service (CCPS) Dean’s Administrative Professional (AP) Commendation recognizes the outstanding contributions by a staff member to the University, professional field, and surrounding community.  The recipient embodies the University’s mission, vision, and values, and brings distinction to GVSU through his or her work.

CCPS DEAN'S PSS COMMENDATIONS

The College of Community and Public Service (CCPS) Dean's Professional Support Staff (PSS) Commendation recognizes the outstanding contributions by a PSS to the unit, college, and university.  The recipient should embody the professional values of the University and CCPS’s mission, vision, and values and have outstanding performance in the execution of their duties

Awards

CCPS Dean's Commendations History

Year

Administrative Professional Commendation

Professional Support Staff Commendation

2014

Jennifer McCaul

Lisa Campione

2015

Joshua Church

Rita Cooper

2016

Anne London

Sherry Collver





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