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The Provost's Awards for Faculty Accomplishments are granted to faculty members who have demonstrated excellence and creativity in their respective fields. Each year winners of the Provost's Annual Awards are recognized for their outstanding work in the following entries: Innovation in Teaching, Outstanding Research, Creativity in Design and the Visual Arts, and Professional Engagement and Community Outreach.
 
The award winners are selected by a committee, which is chaired by Dr. Jihad Nader, Provost/Chief Academic Officer at AUD, and consists of faculty members from the School of Business Administration, School of Engineering, the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication, School of Education, School of Engineering, School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Architecture, Art and Design. - See more at: http://www.aud.edu/news_events/en/news-and-events#/news_events/en/current_upcoming
The Provost's Awards for Faculty Accomplishments are granted to faculty members who have demonstrated excellence and creativity in their respective fields. Each year winners of the Provost's Annual Awards are recognized for their outstanding work in the following entries: Innovation in Teaching, Outstanding Research, Creativity in Design and the Visual Arts, and Professional Engagement and Community Outreach.
 
The award winners are selected by a committee, which is chaired by Dr. Jihad Nader, Provost/Chief Academic Officer at AUD, and consists of faculty members from the School of Business Administration, School of Engineering, the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication, School of Education, School of Engineering, School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Architecture, Art and Design. - See more at: http://www.aud.edu/news_events/en/news-and-events#/news_events/en/current_upcoming
AUD faculty are recognized annually through the President's Awards and the Provost's Awards.

Eligibility
All full-time faculty members who have been employed by The American University in Dubai for at least one full academic year are eligible to participate in the competition for the below awards.

President’s Award for Teaching Excellence
Awarded to the faculty member who has contributed to the university through extraordinary performance as a teacher. Evaluation criteria include service to students/mentoring outside the classroom.
 
President’s Award for Institutional Effectiveness
Awarded annually to a faculty or staff member for a superlative contribution to AUD’s institutional effectiveness initiatives. The basis for this Award will be an outstanding achievement within the IE sphere (e.g., assessment/measurement, continuous improvement, strategy formulation, establishment of learning outcomes, etc.) resulting in a significant enhancement in the achievement of AUD’s Mission.
 
President’s Award for Distinguished Service
Awarded to a faculty or staff member who has made significant ongoing contributions to AUD above and beyond the call of duty. The selected faculty or staff member is one whose impact on the institution is formidable and universally recognized.

Provost's Awards for Faculty Accomplishments 
The Provost's Awards for Faculty Accomplishments are granted to faculty members who have demonstrated excellence and creativity in their respective fields. Each year winners of the Provost's Annual Awards are recognized for their outstanding work in the following entries: Innovation in Teaching, Outstanding Research, Creativity in Design and the Visual ArtsProfessional Engagement and Community Outreach, and Outstanding Literary Achievement.
 
The award winners are selected by a committee, which is chaired by Dr. Jihad Nader, Provost/Chief Academic Officer at AUD, and consists of faculty members from each school.

Provost’s Award for Innovation in Teaching
This award recognizes the development and use of an innovative methodology in teaching and learning, innovative redesign of an existing course, development of a new course or new material authored or created by the instructor, or adoption and use of a new technology or an innovative use of existing technology in teaching and learning.

Examples

  • Development and use of an innovative methodology in teaching and learning (e.g., new in-class and out-of-class learning activities; incorporation of new practical, applied or experimental components into course delivery and student learning; etc.)
  • Innovative redesign of an existing course
  • Development of a new course that is unique in the discipline
  • Development and use of new material authored or created by the instructor (cases, problem sets, visuals, slides, etc.)
  • Adoption and use of a new technology or an innovative use of existing technology in teaching and Learning

 
Evaluation Criteria

  • Evidence of effective use of the innovation to enhance student learning
  • Support for the innovation by academics, both within and outside AUD, and by professionals in the discipline
  • Potential for continued use and long-term impact of the innovation on teaching and learning

 
Provost’s Award for Outstanding Research
This award category includes: research papers authored or coauthored by the faculty member, presented at refereed academic or professional conferences, workshops, symposiums, meetings of learned societies, or similar adjudicated events; research papers published or accepted for publication in refereed academic or professional journals; research published as a contribution to a compendium or reference work in the discipline or as a chapter in an edited book of readings; and, inventions, discoveries, new research techniques, or similar scientific accomplishments by the faculty member. 

Examples

  • Research papers authored or coauthored by the faculty member, presented at refereed academic or professional conferences, workshops, symposiums, meetings of learned societies, or similar adjudicated events
  • Research papers published or accepted for publication in refereed academic or professional journals
  • Research published as a contribution to a compendium or reference work in the discipline, or as a chapter in an edited book of readings
  • Inventions, discoveries, new research techniques and similar scientific accomplishments by the faculty member

 
Evaluation Criteria

  • Track record of activity and productivity in research and scholarly work
  • Originality and quality of the research or scholarly work
  • Local and international recognition of the research or scholarly work
  • Contribution of research to conceptual knowledge in the academic discipline
  • Contribution of research to applications and practices in the professional discipline

 
Provost’s Award for Creativity in Design and the Visual Arts

Examples

  • Drawings
  • Paintings
  • Engravings
  • Sculpture
  • Photographic works
  • Artistic illustrations
  • Cartoons
  • Typographic works
  • Architectural designs
  • Other similar works

 
Evaluation Criteria

  • Originality of the creative work
  • Evidence of local and international recognition of the creative work such as participation in local and international exhibitions, displays, competitions, etc., and/or presentation at adjudicated conferences and/or publication in adjudicated journals
  • Evidence (e.g., through media coverage) of cultural and social significance of the creative work and its impact on the human experience and on public opinion

 
Provost’s Award for Outstanding Literary Achievement
Examples

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Romance
  • Spirituality
  • Literary criticism
  • Interpretation of literary works
  • Social criticism
  • Philosophy
  • Plays
  • Biographies
  • Anthologies

 
Evaluation Criteria

  • Originality of the literary work
  • Evidence of local and international recognition of the literary work such as interviews with the author, discussions in the media, citations, participation in local and international literary competitions and contests, presentations at adjudicated literary events, publication in adjudicated journals
  • Evidence (e.g., through media coverage) of cultural and social significance of the literary work and its impact on the human experience and on public opinion

 
Provost’s Award for Professional Engagement and Community Outreach
 This award category includes evidence of contribution to advancing the achievement of AUD’s mission and purpose-related goals and enhancing AUD’s name and reputation, evidence of positive impact on teaching and learning (e.g., internship opportunities for students, professional certification opportunities for faculty and students, research grants and professional consulting opportunities for faculty, etc.) and evidence (e.g., through media coverage) of external recognition of the significance and success of the engagement or outreach in advancing social, environmental or charitable causes. 

Examples

  • Leadership of and/or active and productive involvement in reputable professional bodies
  • Significant contributions to professional practice
  • Leadership of or significant participation in initiatives for social, environmental or charitable causes (organization, fund raising, spreading awareness, etc.)
  • Relationship-building initiatives with academic, corporate, not-for-profit, government and professional organizations

 
Evaluation Criteria

  • Evidence of contribution to advancing the achievement of AUD’s mission and purpose-related goals and enhancing AUD’s name and reputation
  • Evidence of positive impact on teaching and learning (e.g., internship opportunities for students, professional certification opportunities for faculty and students, research grants and professional consulting opportunities for faculty, etc.)
  • Evidence (e.g., through media coverage) of external recognition of the significance and success of the engagement or outreach in advancing social, environmental or charitable causes

 
Procedures for Submission of Entries for the Provost Awards
Faculty members interested in submitting their works for evaluation under any of the four award categories should follow the procedure described below.

  1. Write a letter of application to the Provost describing the work to be entered into the competition and specifying the award for which the work is to be considered.
  2. At the bottom of the application letter, include the following endorsement statement: “I endorse this application” and ask the academic unit head (Dean, Associate Dean or Chair) to sign endorsing the application.
  3. Attach the work being entered (article, research paper, document, visuals, cases, drawing, design, book, etc.).
  4. Attach a file containing evidence on how the work satisfies the evaluation criteria for the award.
  5. Submit items 1 - 4 to the Office of the Provost) not later than the specified deadline.

 
Deadline for Application to the Provost Awards 2015-2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
 
Evaluation Procedure
The Provost’s Annual Awards Advisory Committee will be chaired by the Provost/Chief Academic Officer and will consist of one full-time faculty member (to be nominated by the Dean, Associate Dean or Chair) from each of the following academic units:

  • School of Architecture, Art and Design
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering

 
The Committee will meet in Spring 2016 to evaluate all entries according to the criteria for each award and recommend award winners (one for each award). The Committee must complete the evaluation process and recommend award winners by end-April 2016. The Provost will review the Advisory Committee’s recommendations and will make the final selection of award winners. The Provost may decide that there is no winner for one or more of the awards.

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