Purpose: Penn State Scranton Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service for Part-Time Faculty was established to recognize that part-time faculty member who, in the opinion of students, alumni and colleagues, truly fills the role of an effective teacher.
Eligibility: Any part-time faculty member who has completed at least four semesters of undergraduate teaching at Penn State Scranton as of the judging date is eligible. Previous recipients of the award are ineligible for a period of five years.
Previous recipients include:
- Patrick Sheridan, 2022
- Michael Senyk, 2021
- Maripat O'Donnell 2020
- Susan Decker, 2019
- Elaine O'Donnell, 2018
Selection Procedure: The selection of the recipient will be made by a campus committee, consisting of Chief Academic Officer, Associate/Assistant Chief Academic Officer, an Academic Affairs staff member, and two faculty members.
Nominate a Part-Time Faculty Member
Any member of the student body, faculty, alumni, administration or an officially-chartered student organization of the campus may nominate a part-time faculty member for the award. Please check with Academic Affairs to confirm your nominee is part-time faculty.
Submit the online nomination form below to the Chancellor's Office by March 31, 2023.
Provide a brief statement that explains why the part-time instructor should receive this award. Nominators may wish to comment on the methods of instruction, organization of content, provision for student participation, attitude of instructor, availability outside of the classroom, encouragement of independent thinking, or communication of a body of material. Nominees are generally all excellent teachers, so an effective nomination will articulate and explain the qualities that make this instructor genuinely outstanding.