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CAST Scholarship Award

Faculty scholarship which will qualify for this award must be integral to, and not separated from, all aspects of a students' educational experience at RIT.

Guidelines, Nomination and Selection of Award Recipient

The selection nomination process is initiated and reviewed by the CAST FASA (Faculty Associate for Scholarship) and the CAST Scholarship Committee. The CAST FASA and CAST Scholarship Committee then forward their recommendation(s) to the CAST Dean for final review and approval. The Dean may include others in the review process as needed.

Application Process and Deadline

The yearly scholarship portfolio of each nominated faculty member is evaluated by the CAST FASA, the CAST Scholarship Committee and the Dean of CAST. No application process.

Presentation of Award

This award is presented at the annual PI reception held in February and the award recipient will also be acknowledged at the CAST End-of-Year ceremony in May.

Questions

Please direct all questions related to this award to the CAST FASA Representative. The 2014-2015 CAST FASA Representative is Dr. Manian Ramkumar.

Dr. S. Manian Ramkumar Ph.D.
Department Chair - MMET
Program Chair - MS Degree in Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration
Director - Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly
Rochester Institute of Technology
Bldg. 70 - Room 1179
78 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-475-6081

Special Note:

A faculty member may not be selected for this award more than once over a three (3) year period of time.

This award may or may not be presented every year depending on the number of applications submitted and the strength of materials submitted.

CAST Rising Star Faculty Award

The CAST Rising Star Faculty award acknowledges a tenure-track (pre-tenured and or tenured) full-time faculty member with the most promising and holistic approach to advancing the long-term best interests of their students, colleagues, college, and the institution. This award considers evidence based on the following components defined in the CAST Tenure Policy, the CAST Promotion Policy and as is outlined below:

  • Teaching;
  • A scholarship agenda;
  • Professional service;
  • Professional development; and
  • Collegiality.

The nominee must demonstrate:

  • Continuous improvement of teaching;
  • The advancement of their scholarship agenda (with partial involvement with students);
  • Demonstrated commitment to Student Success as shown through outside classroom activities, mentoring, and similar activities;
  • Professional service and
  • Collaboration within CAST and RIT.

Guidelines, Nomination and Selection of Award Recipient

  • The selection nomination process is initiated and reviewed by the CAST FASA (Faculty Associate for Scholarship) and the CAST Scholarship Committee. The CAST FASA and CAST Scholarship Committee then forward their recommendation(s) to the CAST Dean for final review, selection, and approval. The Dean may include others in the review process as needed.
  • A faculty member may not be selected for this award more than once over a three (3) year period of time.
  • This award may or may not be presented every year depending on the number of applications submitted and the strength of materials submitted
  • Nominations are accepted from any source (including self-nomination) and are sought annually from CAST faculty and staff.
  • To nominate an individual for this award, please submit via the clipboard survey which will be sent out each year in the last week of February.
  • The nomination form is a brief bulleted description citing specific reasons why the individual is deserving of this award.

CAST FASA will contact nominees and all nominees must provide the following to the Dean's Office:

  • A cover letter which includes a rationale of how the research agenda aligns with and supports the scholarship foci of their department/program and involves students and other faculty;
  • Materials from your most recent annual review which speak to teaching, service, scholarship, collegiality, and professional development;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Self-Evaluation;
  • Last two reviews by your Department Chair, including the most recent; and
  • Plan of Work (PoW).

Application Process and Deadline

Nominations open during the last week of February and close the business day closest to April 7. Nominee materials are due the business day closest to April 21.

Presentation of Award

The award is a certificate acknowledging the accomplishment and a small token which will be presented at the CAST End-of-Year ceremony in May.

Questions

Please direct all questions related to this award to the CAST FASA Representative. The 2014-2015 CAST FASA Representative is Dr. S. Manian Ramkumar.

Department Chair - MMET
Program Chair - MS Degree in Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration
Director - Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly
Rochester Institute of Technology
Bldg. 70 - Room 1179
78 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-475-6081
http://www.rit.edu/cast/mmet/

CAST Exemplary Teacher-Scholar Award

This award combines teaching and scholarship in a tenure-track (pre-tenured and or tenured) full-time faculty member. It recognizes a faculty who is an outstanding educator and who meaningfully engage students in activity resulting in scholarship artifacts and/or external funding.

This award considers evidence based on the following components:

  • Teaching
  • A scholarship agenda

The nominee must demonstrate:

  • Continuous improvement of teaching;
  • A broad scholarship agenda
  • The advancement of their scholarship agenda (with partial involvement with students)

Guidelines, Nomination and Selection of Award Recipient

  • The nomination and selection process is initiated and reviewed by the CAST FASA (Faculty Associate for Scholarship) and the CAST Scholarship Committee. The CAST FASA and CAST Scholarship Committee then forward their recommendation(s) to the CAST Dean for final review and approval. The Dean may include others in the review process as needed.
  • A faculty member may not be selected for this award more than once over a three (3) year period of time.
  • This award may or may not be presented every year depending on the number of applications submitted and the strength of materials submitted
  • Nominations are accepted from any source, and sought annually from, faculty, staff, students, and self-nominated

To nominate an individual for this award, please submit:

  • To nominate an individual for this award, please submit via the clipboard survey which will be sent out each year in the last week of February.
  • The nomination form will request that you cite specific reasons why you feel the individual is deserving of this ward.

CAST FASA will contact nominees and all nominees must provide the following to the Dean’s Office:

  • A statement from the nominee identifying the scholarship artifacts and/or external funding secured within the last three years.
  • A statement from the nominee explaining how specific examples of scholarship productivity were incorporated into teaching and learning for students;
  • A description of continuous improvement in teaching plans, activities, and results;
  • The nominee's current curriculum vitae; and
  • Up to two (2) supporting letters one (1) from nominees department chair and (1) from faculty) no more than two pages for each letter.

Application Process and Deadline

Nominations open during the last week of February and close the business day closest to April 7. Nominee materials are due the business day closest to April 21.

Presentation of Award

The award is a certificate acknowledging the accomplishment and a small token which will be presented at the CAST End-of-Year ceremony in May.

Questions

Please direct all questions related to this award to the CAST FASA Representative. The 2014-2015 CAST FASA Representative is Dr. S. Manian Ramkumar.

Dr. S. Manian Ramkumar Ph.D.
Program Chair - MS Degree in Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration
Director - Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly
Rochester Institute of Technology
Bldg. 70 - Room 1179
78 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-475-6081

CAST Distinguished Lecturer Award

This award is given to one lecturer with two (2) or more years of teaching experience in CAST/RIT who has made a distinct difference in the climate of the college in such areas as creating an inclusive and supportive teaching environment, pioneering new teaching methodology, creative course development and/or instructional support, and engaging effective student mentoring.

Guidelines, Nomination and Selection of Award Recipient

Nominations are accepted from any source and are sought annually from university alumni, faculty, staff, and professional peers.

To nominate an individual for this award, please submit:

  • A letter of recommendation citing specific reasons why you feel the individual is deserving of the award.

The nominee will be contacted by the Dean's Office and must provide the following to the Dean's Office:

  • A statement from the nominee identifying continuous growth in the field of study;
  • A reflective statement by the candidate of their teaching goals, objectives, and experiences;
  • A description of their participation in any of the items addressed in this award either at the undergraduate or graduate level;
  • The nominee's current curriculum vitae; and
  • Up to three (3) optional supporting letters no more than two pages for each letter

Applications are reviewed by CAST Department Chairs (DCs).The CAST DC's then forward their recommendation(s) to the CAST Dean for final selection.

Application Process and Deadline

Nominations open the business day closest to February 22 and close the business day closest to April 7. Nominee materials are due the business day closest to April 21.

For the inaugural year of these awards (2012) all nominations and materials may be submitted to Carol Webster in the Dean's Office. Award selections in the inaugural year will be made by the Dean's Leadership Team and the Department Chairs.

Following the inaugural award year the CAST DC's, along with the Dean's input will administer the award process and refine the criteria.

Presentation of Award

The award will be a certificate acknowledging the accomplishment and a CAST pen which will be presented at the CAST End-of-Year ceremony in May.

Questions

Questions about this award can be directed to any CAST DC.

Special Note:

A faculty member may not be selected for this award more than once over a three (3) year period of time.

This award may or may not be presented every year depending on the number of applications submitted and the strength of materials submitted.

Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching

For more information about the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching, visit http://www.rit.edu/eisenhart

Abieyuwa Aghayere

Abieyuwa Aghayere
2004-2005

Carol B. Whitlock

Carol B. Whitlock
1985-1986

Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching

For more information on the Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching, visit http://www.rit.edu/eisenhart

Robert Garrick

Robert Garrick
2009-2010

Richard Cliver

Richard Cliver
2002-2003

Martin Gordon

Martin Gordon
1997-1998