The Faculty Achievement Awards honor outstanding performance by EVMS faculty and will be presented at the 2021 EVMS Faculty and Staff Virtual Awards Ceremony.

Procedure

The awards are presented in seven categories; find descriptions of each award below. When you are ready, fill out the Faculty and Educational Excellence Award Nomination Form. Be sure to have all of your required documentation accessible before beginning the nomination process. You will receive a confirmation email once complete.

Documentation

The nominator provides the name, title and department of the nominee along with documentation including:
 
Required:
  • an updated curriculum vitae
  • a letter of nomination not to exceed one-page (or statement for the Educational Excellence Awards) describing the accomplishments of the nominee
Discretionary:
  • up to two one-page (not to exceed one-page) letters from colleagues, peers or others in support of the nomination
The nominator’s letter/statement and the candidate's CV are the essential documents reviewed by the Awards Committee in selecting the recipients of these awards. Therefore, every effort should be made in the nominator's letter to highlight the nominee's accomplishments, especially those that may not be evident in the nominee's CV pertinent to the award category.

 

Resubmission

If you submitted a nomination last year which was not selected for an award, you may resubmit for one additional cycle using letters of support from the prior year - the exception being the Rising Star Award, which requires a new submission. All resubmissions require 2 items: (1) an updated CV and (2) an updated nominator's letter (to include a description of what the nominee has done over the past 12 months). All other resubmissions, which are outside of this timeframe, require a new submission with new documentation.

Deadline

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, September 24, 2021. Nominations will NOT be accepted after this date. 

Awards

Rising Star Award (QTY. 2)

This award recognizes up to two exceptional faculty members who:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the profession and to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • As applicable to the focus of the faculty member's work:
    • Receive outstanding evaluations for teaching performance and/or clinical supervision of medical/graduate students or residents/fellows.
    • Establish a recognized research program evidenced by extramural funding, invited presentations, abstracts and publications. 
    • Make significant improvements to clinical care or to a clinical program.
    • Contribute in a major way to committees and/or administrative functions affecting the mission, goals and welfare of EVMS.
  • Seek opportunity to improve or gain new skills.
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS (salaried, non-salaried, and VA Medical Center) faculty members in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible for these awards. Nominee must be in no more than his/her sixth year of continuous service at EVMS. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct within 36 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Exceeds Expectation" on his or her most recent faculty annual review. Each recipient will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A faculty member recognized with the President's Rising Star Award is ineligible to receive this award again (see listing here). 
  

Philanthropy Champion Award (QTY. 1)

Presented on behalf of EVMS Development and Alumni Relations, this award recognizes a faculty member for his/her commitment to the EVMS Foundation, who acts as an ambassador and assists EVMS in communicating with donors about the mission/programs of the institution. This award recognizes faculty members who:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the profession and to the school's mission, vision and values
  • Volunteer in leadership fundraising activities for the EVMS Foundation.
  • Support the EVMS Foundation with a monetary donation.
  • Refer grateful patients and/or prospective donors to EVMS Development and Alumni Relations.
  • Participate in meetings with prospective and/or current donors (participation includes tours, presentations, support with donor proposals, and/or meeting with donors.)
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS (salaried, non-salaried, and VA Medical Center) faculty members in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible to receive recognition with this award, provided that the criteria listed above are not an assigned part of the individual’s job duties. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct within 36 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of “Exceeds Expectation” on his or her most recent faculty annual review. The recipient is selected by EVMS Development and Alumni Relations and will receive a $500 stipend and a commemorative award. A faculty member recognized with the Philanthropy Champion Award is ineligible to receive this award again (see listing here).
 

Award for Community Service (QTY. 1)

The Award for Community Service recognizes the importance of sustained contributions to the external community that create connections with EVMS. The award recognizes a faculty member who is exemplary in his or her professional service outside the institution, providing leadership and making contributions to the wider community. Service to nonprofit, philanthropic, public service, and communitarian entities, and/or leading critical and valuable community initiatives, are some examples of desired involvement. This award recognizes faculty members who:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the profession and to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Demonstrate a sustained effort in community outreach and professional service. 
  • Utilize imaginative or innovative approaches to service.  
  • Serve as a community service model to staff, students and colleagues.  
  • Present evidence of the success of the service provided to the wider community through scholarly output, community impact including charitable or philanthropic contributions, and/or student learning. 
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS (salaried, non-salaried, and VA Medical Center) faculty members with at least three years of service to the institution are eligible for this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct within 36 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Exceeds Expectation" on his or her most recent faculty annual review. The recipient will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A faculty member recognized with a President’s Award for Community Service is not eligible to receive the same award for a period of five years (see listing here).  
 

Award for Mentoring (QTY. 1)

This award recognizes an EVMS faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to and involvement in the mentoring of junior faculty/students/residents/fellows and who has enhanced their career development through mentoring, and serving as a professional role model. This award recognizes faculty members who: 

  • Demonstrate commitment to the profession and to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Mentor junior faculty/students/residents/fellows to promote their professional development. 
  • Offer sound counsel and valuable information to their mentees in order to advance and develop the mentee's own path to academic and professional success.
  • Generously share their valuable time to be accessible to their mentees.
  • Impart guidance and expertise in encouraging and critiquing the mentee's research, teaching, and/or scholarly works. 
  • Involve peers and mentees in publications, grants and conferences, as well as readily share knowledge of such opportunities. 
  • Encourage and include mentees in networking activities with other professionals.
  • Promote and make others aware of the contributions and value of their mentees.
  • Display evidence of mentees completing their defined projects (e.g., grants, publications, promotional goals).
  • Serve as role models for their colleagues by maintaining high standards for excellence with their own discipline and the greater institution.
  • Are recognized scholars with demonstrated success in their own area of expertise.

This award recognizes more the quality and outcomes of the mentoring relationship, and outputs achieved rather than simply the number of students mentored.

Eligibility and Award
All EVMS (salaried, non-salaried, and VA Medical Center) faculty members in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible for this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct within 36 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Exceeds Expectation" on his or her most recent faculty annual review. The recipient will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A faculty member previously recognized with a President’s Award for Mentoring is not eligible to receive the same award for a period of three years (see listing here).  
 

Fine Family Academy of Educators Awards for Educational Excellence

The Fine Family Academy of Educators Awards for Educational Excellence are designed to recognize and celebrate our outstanding educators and acknowledge achievements in education. To learn more about the Academy and membership, visit www.evms.edu/academyofeducators.

These awards are presented in three categories; view the award descriptions below. Nominations can be submitted by individual faculty or staff members (including supervisors, direct reports and peers of the nominees). Self-nominations will also be accepted.

When you are ready, fill out the Faculty and Educational Excellence Award Nomination Form. Be sure to have all of your required documentation accessible before beginning the nomination process. You will receive a confirmation email once complete.

Award for Educational Innovation in Curriculum Development, Teaching, or Assessment (QTY. 1)
This award will recognize an individual for having developed an innovative portion of a curriculum or played a significant role in the design of a curriculum following educationally sound principles; or adopted and successfully incorporated a new teaching method or an assessment tool. This award is meant to encourage faculty members of the EVMS community to creatively apply their talents to improve the experience of our learners.
 
Nominating statement should provide details, not to exceed two pages, describing the nominee's contribution, using Glassick's criteria for scholarly work as a guide:
  • Clear goals
  • Adequate preparation
  • Appropriate methods
  • Significant results
  • Effective presentation
Award for Educational Leadership (QTY. 1)
This award acknowledges and celebrates exemplary leadership at various levels of seniority that has a significant and positive impact on advancing the educational experience of our learners. This award will be given to a faculty member who demonstrates a record of significant leadership which matches or exceeds the record presented in the standard-setting examples. Examples include serving as director of a module, course, program, or clerkship; chairing or serving on an education-related committee; leading an Academy of Educators work team or helping with the development of the Academy; or receiving an educational-related grant that supports training or programs.
 
Nominating statement should provide details, not to exceed two pages, of one of the most significant/best achievements in educational leadership using the following criteria as a guide:
  • Title of the project
  • Year implemented
  • Describe the need, problem or opportunity
  • Rationale for change or innovation
  • Goals
  • Leadership role(s)
  • Specific contribution or impact
  • Target audience
  • Connection to prior work, literature and best practices
Award for Educational Scholarship (QTY. 1)
The Educational Scholarship Award is designed primarily for the faculty member who has examples of educational scholarship work which are broadly disseminated. We seek to define scholarship broadly. According to Boyers Model of Scholarship it can include:
  • Scholarship of Discovery: This research contributes to the knowledge and the intellectual climate, and focuses not only on outcomes but the process.
  • Scholarship of Integration: Work which makes connections across disciplines, seeks to interpret, draw together, and bring new insight to bear on original research.
  • Scholarship of Application: Considers how scholarly investigation and knowledge can be applied to identify problems/issues. 
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Link between educational theory and knowledge and application to teaching practice. For example, teaching which stimulates active learning and encourages critical, creative thinking. 

Nominating statement should provide details, not to exceed two pages, of a best representation of educational scholarship using the following criteria as a guide:

  • Title of study/project
  • Purpose
  • Preparation (e.g., links with prior work, best practices or literature)
  • Problem, issue or opportunity
  • Research design
  • Results/outcomes/impact
  • Impact value to the institution
  • Nominee's role
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS (salaried, non-salaried, and VA Medical Center) faculty members in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible to receive recognition with this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct within 36 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Exceeds Expectation" on his or her most recent faculty annual review. Each recipient will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A faculty member previously recognized with a Fine Family Academy of Educators Award for Educational Excellence is not eligible to receive the same award for a period of five years (see listing here).
 

Award for Excellence (QTY. 4)

This award recognizes up to four EVMS faculty members who excel in their work and consistently perform beyond expectations in more than one of the mission areas: teaching, research/discovery, clinical care, administrative service. This award recognizes faculty members who: 

  • Demonstrate commitment to the profession and to the school's mission, vision and values and its strategic plan.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism.
  • Has served as an inspiration and role model to the EVMS community.
  • Surpass performance requirements of his/her position with distinction and merit and has achieved an exceptional record of continued extraordinary productivity (creative activities or research productivity). 
  • Promote or improve the image of EVMS. 
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS (salaried, non-salaried, and VA Medical Center) faculty members in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible to receive recognition with this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct within 36 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Exceeds Expectation" on his or her most recent faculty annual review. Each recipient will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A faculty member previously recognized with a President's Award for Excellence is not eligible to receive the same award for a period of five years (see listing here).  
 

Award for Outstanding Achievement (QTY. 1)

The Award for Outstanding Achievement is the institution's highest honor and is presented to an EVMS full-time faculty member whose achievements exemplify EVMS' mission. This faculty member:  

  • Demonstrates commitment to the profession and to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Demonstrates leadership, accomplishment and recognition in these areas of endeavor. 
  • Demonstrates outstanding reliability and cooperation.   
  • Encourage others to support and work towards the public good through innovative initiatives.
  • Exemplifies outstanding conduct and exceeds expectations in the performance of duties over multiple years of service. 
  • Exemplifies EVMS' core values at a superior level, continually fostering pride within EVMS.
Eligibility and Award 
All EVMS full-time (salaried, non-salaried, and VA Medical Center) faculty members in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible to receive recognition with this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct within 36 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Exceeds Expectation" on his or her most recent faculty annual review. The recipient will receive a $1,000 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A faculty member previously recognized with a President's Award for Outstanding Achievement is not eligible to receive this award again (see listing here).

 

Award Selection Committee

The 2021 Faculty Award Selection Committee, comprised of previous award recipients and other EVMS employees, will evaluate the nominations of eligible nominees and select the 2021 recipients. The Faculty Award Selection Committee, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to determine that an award not be bestowed in a given year. This might occur if there are no nominations submitted in an award category, or if it is determined that the nominations submitted in an award category do not meet the award's criteria or eligibility requirements.