Faculty Awards

Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award

The Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award is presented to a tenured member of the faculty at Providence College who demonstrates the highest standards in research, scholarship, and contributions to his/her field. The recipient of this award will have made significant contributions to scholarly knowledge and earned the esteem of distinguished colleagues within his/her field of study.

The term “scholarship” and “scholarly work” is understood in this context to include research, creative works, and other products of scholarly activity. Examples include publications in journals and books (including those works with undergraduates), creative writing, visual arts, composition, artistic performance, awarded external grants/fellowships, and presentations at symposia and conferences. This award is administered by a selection committee that consists of 5 full-time tenured faculty appointed by the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The membership represents at least one tenured faculty member from each school.

Faculty Service Award

Service is essential to the mission of the College and is recognized as an important component of the faculty role. Among the dedicated faculty, there are several who engage in service that is truly exceptional. This service award is an opportunity to recognize an individual whose service extends beyond the requirements included in the Faculty Handbook. The award process is administered by the Faculty Development Council.

TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award

The Joseph R. Accinno Faculty Teaching Award is presented annually to the faculty member who best exhibits excellence in teaching, passion and enthusiasm for learning, and genuine concern for students’ academic and personal growth. Faculty who have received tenure and are scheduled to teach during the spring semester are eligible for the award. The award program is administered by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Teaching Award Selection Committee (TASC). The recipient receives a cash stipend, is formally acknowledged at the College’s Academic Convocation in September, and has his or her name inscribed on a plaque that is permanently displayed in Phillips Memorial Library.

Innovation in Teaching

This award is given to a full‐time faculty member who has implemented outstanding innovative teaching approaches that increase student learning and success. Innovative teaching is defined broadly, but necessarily involves creative ways to engage students in the learning process. Advancements in active learning, service learning, study abroad, undergraduate research/mentoring, inclusive pedagogies, and using technology in the classroom are prime examples of teaching innovation. The recognition process is administered by the Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Group (members not eligible).

Visiting or Practitioner Faculty

Each year a visiting or practitioner faculty member is recognized for excellence in teaching and promoting enthusiasm for learning. Recipients have demonstrated excellence in teaching and an ongoing devotion to enhance classroom teaching and student engagement. The recognition process is administered by the Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Group.

Adjunct Faculty

Each year an adjunct faculty member is recognized for excellence in teaching and promoting enthusiasm for learning. Recipients have demonstrated excellence in teaching and an ongoing devotion to enhance classroom teaching and student engagement. The recognition process is administered by the Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Group.​