Revised January, 2018
To ensure that West Chester University faculty are well recognized, the University supports the following awards. Below is an overview of these awards.
The Campus Diversity Award is presented to adjunct or full-time faculty members for their outstanding contributions to the spirit of diversity on the West Chester University campus.
The E. Riley Holman Memorial Faculty Award honors a faculty member who demonstrates innovative teaching techniques that foster student creativity.
The Deans' Award for Teaching Excellence in General Education honors a faculty member who has contributed significantly to the general education program at West Chester University.
The Distinguished Research Award is presented to full-time faculty members for their outstanding achievements in creative, research or scholarly activities, either for a specific project or a body of work.
The Emeritus/Emerita Designation is awarded to nominees who have demonstrated major contributions to the University or their academic field.
The Lindback Award is given in recognition of distinguished teaching, which is defined as intellectually demanding and permanent in its effect.
The Trustees Achievement Award recognizes distinguished scholarly and creative work by a current West Chester University faculty member: specific, original contributions to a discipline (as in a research study, monograph, scholarly paper, literary work, musical composition, or work of art), or a significant collective body of work. Emphasis is on the national and international contribution of the scholarly work. Applications are to be evaluated by a panel of independent evaluators in the candidate's field. Criteria include significance, quality, and originality of work within the discipline.