Faculty & Staff Honors Luncheon

Congratulations to our 2016 faculty and staff award winners!

The Faculty & Staff Honors Luncheon recognizes those who have received accolades and awards throughout the previous academic year. Held on Friday, April 22, 2016, more than 50 of Georgia Tech's best and brightest were honored at the luncheon.

A full listing of faculty and staff awards and nomination requirements are below.

Faculty Awards

Sigma Xi Awards

AWARD NAME
DESCRIPTION
NOMINATION GUIDELINES

Best Faculty Paper Award

Given to faculty authors of an outstanding paper given in the previous calendar year. Two-page nomination letter, copy of papers, and brief resume

Young Faculty Award

Given to faculty of rank no higher than Assistant Professor or equivalent. Recognizes outstanding research achievements, as evidenced by publications, program development results and other research contributions. Two-page nomination letter, copy of papers and other research products, and brief resume

Sustained Research Award

Recognition of sustained research in a given area.  Two-page nomination letter and brief resume

Institute Research Awards

AWARD NAME
DESCRIPTION
NOMINATION GUIDELINES
Outstanding Achievement in Research Enterprise Enhancement Award

 

Awarded to a staff member who consistently betters Georgia Tech’s research  program but is not a traditional researcher. Only one nomination per individual per year. There is no limit to the number of nominations from any individual unit, but all nominations will be vetted for endorsement by the by the appropriate dean, IRI director or other executive.
Outstanding Achievement in Research Innovation Award Awards faculty whose research results have had a demonstrable and sustained external economic, social, or policy impact. Only one nomination per individual per year. There is no limit to the number of nominations from any individual unit, but all nominations will be vetted for endorsement by the by the appropriate dean, IRI director or other executive.
Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award Awarded in recognition of the achievements of a faculty member's doctoral students who completed all degree requirements from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2014. Only one nomination per individual per year. There is no limit to the number of nominations from any individual unit, but all nominations will be vetted for endorsement by the by the appropriate dean, IRI director or other executive.
Outstanding Faculty Research Author Award  Awarded to faculty who most contributed to highly impactful publications describing the results of research conducted at Georgia Tech and published during the period January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2014. Only one nomination per individual per year. There is no limit to the number of nominations from any individual unit, but all nominations will be vetted for endorsement by the by the appropriate dean, IRI director or other executive.
Outstanding Achievement in Research Program Development Award Awarded to a research team, preferably composed of both faculty and staff, that creates a new thought leadership platform to significantly expanding Georgia Tech’s research portfolio. Only one nomination per individual per year. There is no limit to the number of nominations from any individual unit, but all nominations will be vetted for endorsement by the by the appropriate dean, IRI director or other executive.

CETL Awards

AWARD NAME
DESCRIPTION
NOMINATION GUIDELINES
CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award Recognizes teaching excellence, educational innovation, impact on student lives, and research / teaching connections. Nominees should be full-time tenure-track faculty who haven't received tenure. Packet (no more than 15 pages) to include: letter of nomination, reflective statement, illustrations of teaching experience and impact on student learning, and letters of support.

Undergraduate Educator Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. Non-tenure track faculty with 75-100% appointment, teaches undergraduate courses, and has completed at least two semesters. Packet (no more than 15 pages) to include: letter of nomination, table of contents, reflective statement, illustrations of teaching experience and impact on student learning, and letters of support.

Curriculum Innovation Award

Recognizes faculty who are improving the quality of education at Georgia Tech through pedagogical and curricular innovation. Open to full-time general faculty of any rank or a team of faculty. Packet (no more than 15 pages) to include: table of contents, various descriptions of the innovation, and multiple letters of support.

Innovation and Excellence in Laboratory Instruction Award

Awards those who have excelled in teaching in the laboratory. Open to full-time general faculty of any rank. Packet (no more than 15 pages) to include: table of contents, various descriptions of the laboratory innovation, and multiple letters of support.

Innovation and Co-Curricular Education Award

Recognizes those who increase student learning outside the traditional curriculum and help Georgia Tech achieve its strategic goal of graduating global citizens who can contribute to all sectors of society. Open to full-time general faculty of any rank. Packet (no more than 15 pages) to include: table of contents, various descriptions of the co-curricular initiative, and multiple letters of support.
Education Partnership Award Recognizes genuine and substantial partnerships between the faculty and students of Georgia Tech and the K-12 community. Partnership must be made between full-time faculty member, Tech student, and K-12 educator. Packet to include: cover sheet, statement of partnership, constituent statements, and letters of support. 
Faculty Award for Academic Outreach  Awarded to those who use their academic expertise to further the learning of K-12 students, teachers or other educational stakeholders of Georgia. Packet (no more than 12 pages) to include: letter of nomination, table of contents, description of outreach activities, and multiple letters of support.
Geoffrey G. Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award  Recognizes faculty who provide outstanding teaching to students in core courses. Packet (no more than 15 pages) to include: letter of nomination, reflective statement, illustrations of teaching experience and impact on student learning, and letters of support.

Academic Advisor Awards

AWARD NAME
DESCRIPTION
NOMINATION GUIDELINES
Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award - Faculty Recognizes a faculty member who has significant responsibilities in advising undergraduates and in teaching and/or research. Documentation to include: cover letter, letter from nominator, letter from supervisor, and letters from students.

International Initiatives Award

AWARD NAME
DESCRIPTION
NOMINATION GUIDELINES
Steven A. Denning Faculty Award for Global Engagement Recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated sustained outstanding achievement and commitment to the advancement of the Institute’s global engagement.  

Faculty Honors Committee Awards

AWARD NAME
DESCRIPTION
NOMINATION GUIDELINES
Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards Recognizes faculty who have had sustained outstanding achievement in mentoring undergraduates in research activities. Given to one junior and one senior member of the general faculty. Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, condensed curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and letters of recommendation that must include past and present students. 
Outstanding Professional Education Award Recognizes a faculty member or researcher for his/her contribution to the field of professional education at Georgia Tech. Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, condensed curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation. 
Class of 1934 Outstanding Service Award Presented to a faculty member who has benefited the Institute, profession, school/department, or the general public in an exemplary manner. Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, condensed curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation.
Class of 1934 Outstanding Innovative Use of Education Technology Award Recognizes a member of the faculty who has developed and instituted innovative techniques to improve the learning environment and the learning process. Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, condensed curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation.
Class of 1934 Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activities Award Recognizes faculty who have made significant interdisciplinary contributions to teaching and research. Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, condensed curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation.
Class of 1940 W. Roane Beard Outstanding Teacher Award Awarded to those who display teaching excellence, including extraordinary efforts in teaching, inspiration transmitted to students, direct impact and involvement with students, intellectual integrity and scholarship, and impact on post graduate success of students. Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, condensed curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation.
Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award Awarded to those who display teaching excellence, including extraordinary efforts in teaching, inspiration transmitted to students, direct impact and involvement with students, intellectual integrity and scholarship, and impact on post graduate success of students. Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, condensed curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation.
Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award Recognizes sustained outstanding achievement in teaching, research and service. Highest award given to a faculty member. Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination from the Chair, letters of recommendation from peers, documentation of scholarship, and letters regarding impact to students.


 

Staff Awards

Staff Performance Awards

AWARD NAME
DESCRIPTION
NOMINATION GUIDELINES
Outstanding Staff - Entrepreneurship Award Celebrates staff who best exemplify the values and approach of the strategic business operations framework, and are given in recognition of entrepreneurial efforts that impact a department or unit. Ideal nomination will describe how the individual has exhibited the specific behavior and how his/her efforts and approaches impacted others and brought the eyes of the world to Georgia Tech. At least three letters of support, but no more than five.
Outstanding Staff - Innovation Award Celebrates staff who best exemplify the values and approach of the strategic business operations framework, and are given in recognition of innovative efforts that impact a department or unit. Ideal nomination will describe how the individual has exhibited the specific behavior and how his/her efforts and approaches impacted others and brought the eyes of the world to Georgia Tech. At least three letters of support, but no more than five.
Outstanding Staff - Process Improvement Excellence Award Celebrates staff who best exemplify the values and approach of the strategic business operations framework, and are given in recognition of improvement efforts that impact a department or unit. Ideal nomination will describe how the individual has exhibited the specific behavior and how his/her efforts and approaches impacted others and brought the eyes of the world to Georgia Tech. At least three letters of support, but no more than five.
Outstanding Staff - Service to the Community Award Celebrates staff who best exemplify the values and approach of the strategic business operations framework, and are given in recognition of service efforts that impact a department or unit. Ideal nomination will describe how the individual has exhibited the specific behavior and how his/her efforts and approaches impacted others and brought the eyes of the world to Georgia Tech. At least three letters of support, but no more than five.
Outstanding Staff - Leadership Award Celebrate staff who best exemplify the values and approach of the strategic business operations framework, and are given in recognition of leadership efforts that impact a department or unit. Ideal nomination will describe how the individual has exhibited the specific behavior and how his/her efforts and approaches impacted others and brought the eyes of the world to Georgia Tech. At least three letters of support, but no more than five.
Outstanding Management in Action Award Presented to a staff member or an academic professional (acting in an academic support role) who is responsible for supervising at least one other person’s work (non-student). Ideal nomination will describe how the individual is a great manager on many levels, as well as how his/her efforts and approaches impacted others and brought the eyes of the world to Georgia Tech. At least three letters of support, but no more than five.
Administrative Excellence Award Recognizes an individual or a team who, consistent with the Institute’s mission, vision, and goals, has been a game changer for Georgia Tech. Recognizes large-scale efforts on behalf of the nominees.  Ideal nomination will describe how the individual has exhibited multiple behaviors and how his/her efforts and approaches impacted others and brought the eyes of the world to Georgia Tech. At least three letters of support, but no more than five. 

Graduate Academic Advisor Awards

AWARD NAME
DESCRIPTION
NOMINATION GUIDELINES
Outstanding Graduate Academic Advising Award Presented annually to one staff member who has rendered outstanding performance in graduate student academic advising. Documentation to include: cover letter, letter from nominator, letter from supervisor, and letters from students.

Undergraduate Academic Advisor Awards

AWARD NAME
DESCRIPTION
NOMINATION GUIDELINES
Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award - Staff Recognizes a staff member whose primary role is to advise undergraduates. Must have completed at least two years of service Documentation to include: cover letter, letter from nominator, letter from supervisor, and letters from students. 

Institute Research Award

AWARD NAME
DESCRIPTION
NOMINATION GUIDELINES
Outstanding Achievement in Research Enterprise Enhancement Award Awarded to a staff member who consistently betters Georgia Tech’s research  program but is not a traditional researcher.  Only one nomination per individual per year. There is no limit to the number of nominations from any individual unit, but all nominations will be vetted for endorsement by the by the appropriate dean, IRI director or other executive.