Anthropology Faculty and Staff Awards

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes several members of the faculty for outstanding service, teaching, or scholarly work. Below is information on each of the awards. Help support the Department of Anthropology by nominating a faculty or staff member in recognition of their positive contribution to the College and University!

William C. Strickland Outstanding Junior Faculty Award (Deadline is August 31)

The William C. Strickland Award honors the assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences who has made significant contribution to the intellectual life of the University. The award is designed to assist untenured, tenure-track faculty in the development of their research programs or creative activity.  It is awarded to a member of the faculty who has demonstrated, while at the University, the highest standards of excellence in research, scholarship and contributions to their academic field. Outstanding untenured faculty who have completed at least two full academic years in the tenure-track rank in CAS. All faculty, as well as outside experts in the academic discipline, are eligible to submit nominations.[nominate]

Donald W. Sink Family Outstanding Scholar Award (Deadline is August 31)

The award honors a tenured faculty member in CAS who has made outstanding scholarly contributions throughout their career. Full-time Arts and Sciences faculty (including emeriti) with at least two full years' employment in CAS and a history of excellence in research, scholarship and contributions to the faculty member's academic field are eligible. Nominees must have assumed a standard teaching and service load for the majority of their career. are eligible for nomination. All faculty, as well as outside experts in the academic discipline, are eligible to submit nominations. [nominate]

Academy of Outstanding Teachers Award and Outstanding Teacher of Year Award (Deadline is August 31)

Academy of Outstanding Teachers and the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award recognize excellence in teaching. All full-time, retired and emeriti faculty who have taught in CAS for at least two full years are eligible. Persons nominated may have been an instructor in a lecture class or seminar at any level, a lab instructor or director of independent study, or an academic advisor or mentor. Normally those appointed to the Academy of Outstanding Teachers are currently active faculty members in CAS, however under extraordinary circumstances, retired or emeriti faculty may be appointed. All faculty, staff and alumni are eligible to submit nominations. Any ASU student may submit a nomination as long as they are not currently enrolled in the nominee's class. (No self-nominations) [nominate]

Non-Tenure Track Teaching Excellence Award (Deadline is August 31)

The Non-Tenure Track (NTT) Teaching Excellence Award honors one NTT faculty member in The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) who has demonstrated outstanding teaching as exhibited by a knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject matter and an exceptional concern for student success. The recipient should also demonstrate an active interest in departmental and university issues. Current non-tenure track faculty (teaching between 3 and 18 hours per year) who have taught in CAS for at least three consecutive semesters. All faculty, staff and alumni are eligible to submit nominations. Any ASU student may submit a nomination as long as they are not currently enrolled in the nominee's class. (No self-nominations). [nominate]

Jimmy Smith Outstanding Service Award (Deadline is August 31)

The award honors the faculty member who has demonstrated meaningful and significant service to the College, the University and/or the faculty member's profession. Full-time Arts and Sciences faculty (including emeriti) with at least five full years' employment at ASU are eligible for nomination. All faculty, as well as outside experts in the academic discipline, are eligible to submit nominations. [nominate]

Outstanding Staff Award (Deadline is August 31)

The Outstanding Staff Award was established in 2014 to recognize the importance of services provided by staff members serving students and faculty in The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The award honors one staff member each year who has demonstrated concern for the well-being of students and faculty, enthusiasm for their service, exemplary work and regularly surpasses job expectations. Current full-time SPA or EPA Non-Faculty employees in CAS who have worked at Appalachian State University for at least one full year are eligible. All faculty, staff, students, and alumni are eligible to nominate. [nominate]

Excellence in Engagement Award (Deadline is August 31)

This award honors a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) with outstanding accomplishments in Engagement, defined as representing the university to cultivate partnerships and initiatives that address community issues; enhance scholarship, research, and creative activities; support curriculum, teaching, & learning; and contribute to the public good.  Engagement extends beyond outreach to include mutual benefit to all involved. All faculty (including tenure-track, non-tenure track, part-time, and emerita) with at least three years of experience in CAS are eligible for the award. All faculty and staff, community members, and external experts in the discipline or area of engagement are eligible to submit nominations. [nominate]