Department announces 2021 faculty and staff award winners

May 6, 2021

Department announces 2021 faculty and staff award winners

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The Department of English congratulates the following faculty and staff award winners on their outstanding accomplishments!

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DEPARTMENT AWARDS

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Business and professional writing

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$750 awarded to the first-place student group and $250 to the second-place group for demonstrating excellence in professional writing produced in English 3304. Honoraria are also awarded to the instructors.

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Second-place instructor

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English Undergraduate Association (EUGO) awards

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This award recognizes an associated faculty in English who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

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This award recognizes an English professor who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year's awards as necessary to determine the current winners.

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English Graduate Organization (EGO) awards

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Organized by the English Graduate Organization, this award recognizes a professor in the Department of English who has demonstrated commitment to graduate student success through excellence in teaching and advising. All graduate students in the department are invited to nominate and vote.

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Faculty and staff awards and recognitions

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This award goes to a person whose energy, creativity, skills and intelligence have made the working lives of faculty, students and fellow staff more productive and enjoyable. Our staff is a high-functioning team, and every member contributes to the department's success; this award is not meant to single out one member as more important, but, rather, to recognize superb attitude and efficacy.

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This award was endowed in 2008 by the English Advisory Board in honor of Marlene Longenecker, on the occasion of her retirement from the faculty. Each year, it honors a faculty member selected for their combination of distinguished teaching and outstanding department and university service and leadership. 

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The Department of English would like to thank all retiring department members for their service and wishes them well in retirement!

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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES AWARDS

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This award serves to honor full professor colleagues who have excelled in teaching, service and research/creative activity, and whose work has demonstrated significant impact on their fields, students, college and university and/or the public. 

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The Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of any faculty member or team of faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences whose research, teaching, service and/or outreach activities promote diversity and support a culture that embraces and exhibits inclusive excellence, community and openness.

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The Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award in English and History recognizes a faculty member in the Department of English and a faculty member in the Department of History for teaching excellence.

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The Ratner Awards recognize faculty for making a difference in students' educations, lives and careers. Candidates are chosen for creative teaching and exemplary records of engaging, motivating and inspiring students. Bestowed by the College of Arts and Sciences.

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The Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring supports a member of the Humanities faculty who best exemplifies excellence as a teacher of undergraduates. While the emphasis is on outstanding performance in the classroom, the selection committee also considers the nominee's performance as a mentor or advisor and use of innovative teaching strategies for the advancement of learning.

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The Teaching Excellence Award is presented annually to each of the following: (i) one full-time lecturer/visiting assistant professor, (ii) one tenure-track faculty member, and (iii) one tenured faculty member “to recognize individuals doing excellent teaching and to stimulate excellence in teaching.” Recipients are selected by a committee of previous winners, faculty appointed to the Professional Standards Committee, and if possible, students appointed by the Student Senate Committee. Ohio State Newark students, faculty, administrators and alumni may make nominations.

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UNIVERSITY AWARDS

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Established in 1989, the Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program (ALP) is an intensive experience that develops the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise. 

2021-2022 ALP Fellow

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The Community Engaged Scholar Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated engaged scholarship that has impacted communities. Community Engaged Scholars have made significant contribution to Ohio State's culture of engagement, further establishing and strengthening the institution's commitment to supporting communities.

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Senior professors are honored for their exceptional scholarly accomplishments and younger faculty members for their demonstrated scholarly potential. Bestowed by the Ohio State Office of Research. 

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The Society of Fellows brings Ohio State faculty from across the disciplines together to share research around an annual cross-disciplinary theme. The goals of the Society are to support faculty research and creative practices that highlight the transformative power of the arts and humanities to address global challenges and social needs; develop shared responses; and facilitate the multi-disciplinary exchange of ideas and methods. The theme for the 2021-22 cohort is Imagination | Extinction.

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Awarded by the Office of Student Academic Success, in partnership with the Office of Distance Education and e-Learning and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, these grants support research focused on improving the academic success of Ohio State students, including students’ initial enrollment in college, academic performance, or retention and graduation.

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In 2021, the Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge (ERIK) created the GRO Academy to equip faculty with the skills needed to lead complex, interdisciplinary collaborations in pursuit of impactful and transformative research. 

Inaugural Cohort Member

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The Ohio State Newark Scholarly Accomplishment Award recognizes two leading scholars from among the Ohio State Newark regular faculty, one tenured and one tenure-track. 

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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

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