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CAST Awards & Recognition

We enroll approximately 1/5 of all students at RIT!

The College of Applied Science and Technology is extremely fortunate to employ some of the finest faculty and staff found on the RIT campus!  We take great care to be certain their on-going hard work, commitment and dedication to our students’ success is always  properly recognized and honored. 

The college’s End of Year Celebration is an annual event held each spring during which faculty and staff excellence—including length of service achievements—are formerly honored and celebrated.  The gathering provides employees in the college to come together and be recognized for service while celebrating successes and achievements! 

Please read on to learn more about our Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards, the nomination and selection processes as well see who past recipients of these meaningful honors are.


H. Fred Walker, Ph.D., Dean

Faculty Awards

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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.

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 2011-2012 CAST FASA Representative is Dr. James Hurny.
James J. Hurny, Ed. D. Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology GOL, Bldg. 70 Room 1373 78 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, New York, 14623-5604
Email:   jjhast@rit.edu Phone:  (585) 475-5726 Fax: 585 475 2178

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 2013-2014 CAST FASA Representative is Dr. James Hurny.

James J. Hurny, Ed. D.
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology
GOL, Bldg. 70 Room 1373
78 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623-5604
Email:   jjhast@rit.edu
Phone:  (585) 475-5726
Fax:      (585) 475-2178

CAST Distinguished Lecturer Award

The CAST Distinguished Lecturer 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.


This award considers evidence based on the following components:
  • Teaching

The nominee must demonstrate:

  • Continuous improvement of teaching
  • New teaching methodology
  • Creative course development
  • Engaging effective student mentoring

Guidelines, Nomination and Selection of Award Recipient

  • The selection nomination process is initiated by a clipboard survey sent from the Dean’s Office during the last week in February.
  • Nominations are accepted from any source and are sought annually from faculty, staff, and students.
  • 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.

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 late week of February.
  • The nomination form will request that you cite specific reasons why you feel the individual is deserving of this 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 two (2) 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 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.
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 is a certificate acknowledging the accomplishment and a small token 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.

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 2013-2014 CAST FASA Representative is Dr. James Hurny.
James J. Hurny, Ed. D.
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology
GOL, Bldg. 70 Room 1373
78 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623-5604
Email:   jjhast@rit.edu
Phone:  (585) 475-5726
Fax: 585 475 2178

2014 Faculty Award Nominees

 

RISING STAR AWARD
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EXEMPLARY TEACHER-SCHOLAR
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURER
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Staff Awards

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CAST Students First Award

This award is given to a staff member who takes a student centered approach to completing his/her job responsibilities.  The nominee should demonstrate some or all of the following exceptional characteristics:

  • Cooperative and Collaborative in Meeting Student Needs
  • Provides a Supportive Environment for Students
  • Accessible and Approachable
  • Supportive of Positive College Traditions
  • Consistently Follows Up  Student Questions and Concerns

Guidelines, Nomination and Selection of Award Recipient Nominations are accepted from students, faculty, and/or staff.

To nominate an individual for this award, a clipboard survey link will be shared with all CAST members (including students).

Nominations must include specific examples of the actions the nominee has taken to be considered for this award.  Please feel free to consult with the nominee to assure that the examples provided in the nomination extend beyond generalities such as, “always friendly” or “really nice”. 

The Staff Success and Engagement Committee will meet and review the nominees, along with any materials submitted.  The committee will then select one nominee for this award.

Application Process and Deadline Nominations open the business day closest to March 15 and close the business day closest to April 7. 

Presentation of Award
The recipient of this award will be recognized at the CAST End-of-Year ceremony in May.

Questions Questions about this award can be directed to cast-staff-success@rit.edu or you may contact the co-chair of the committee:

Sean T. Bennett Assistant Dean Undergraduate Academic Affairs College of Applied Science and Technology Email: stbnsc@rit.edu Phone: (585)-475-7852 

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

CAST Oustanding Staff Award

This award is given to one staff member who has made a significant impression by virtue of his /her professionalism, implementation of RIT policies, positive attitude, and support of department, college, or Institute initiatives.  The nominee should demonstrate some or all of the following exceptional characteristics:

  • Collegial in Communication and Attitude Across Teams and Projects
  • Conscientious Performer Meeting and Exceeding Performance Expectations
  • Embraces Professional Development
  • Focused and Task Oriented but Flexible Enough to Adapt to Changing Circumstances

Guidelines, Nomination and Selection of Award Recipient Candidates for this award are nominated by CAST managers.  Direct supervisors and individuals responsible for managing staff (Including managers of committees and special projects) are eligible to nominate staff for this award.

To nominate an individual for this award, a clipboard survey link will be shared with all CAST members.

Nominations must include specific examples of the actions the nominee has taken to be considered for this award.  Successful nominations include examples that extend beyond general statement such as, “hard worker”.

The Staff Success and Engagement Committee will meet and review the nominees, along with any materials submitted.  The committee will then select one nominee for this award.

Application Process and Deadline Nominations open the business day closest to March 15 and close the business day closest to April 7. 

Presentation of Award The recipient of this award will be recognized  at the CAST End-of-Year ceremony in May.

Questions Questions about this award can be directed to cast-staff-success@rit.edu or you may contact the co-chair of the committee:

Sean T. Bennett Assistant Dean Undergraduate Academic Affairs College of Applied Science and Technology Email: stbnsc@rit.edu Phone: (585)-475-7852 

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

CAST S.T.A.R Award (Service, Teamwork, Attitude, Reliability)

  To be awarded to a staff member who has embraced and demonstrated leadership in performance of one or more of his/her job responsibilities.  The nominee should demonstrate some or all of the following exceptional characteristics:

  • Enthusiastically Completes Job Responsibilities and Serves as an Example to Others
  • Demonstrates Leadership in support of  Department, College and Institute Initiatives
  • Reflects on Best Practice to Support and Improve Standard Operating Procedures
  • Proactively Identifies Challenges and Suggests Viable Strategies for Improvement

Guidelines, Nomination and Selection of Award Recipient Candidates for this award are nominated by CAST faculty and staff.

To nominate an individual for this award, a clipboard survey link will be shared with all CAST members.

Nominations must include specific examples of the actions the nominee has taken to be considered for this award.  Successful nominations include examples that extend beyond general statements such as, “hard worker” or “great person”.

The Staff Success and Engagement Committee will meet and review the nominees, along with any materials submitted.  The committee will then select one nominee for this award.

Application Process and Deadline Nominations open the business day closest to March 15 and close the business day closest to April 7. 

Presentation of Award The award recipient will be recognized at the CAST End-of-Year ceremony in May.

Questions Questions about this award can be directed to cast-staff-success@rit.edu or you may contact the co-chair of the committee:

Sean T. Bennett Assistant Dean Undergraduate Academic Affairs College of Applied Science and Technology Email: stbnsc@rit.edu Phone: (585)-475-7852 

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

2014 Staff Award Nominees

STUDENTS FIRST:
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OUSTANDING STAFF:
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S.T.A.R. (Service, Teamwork, Attitude, Reliability) AWARD NOMINEES:
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2014 Award Recipients

Staff Award Winners

  • Gail Quartieri

    S.T.A.R Award

    Gail Quartieri

  • Jeff Lonneville

    Students First Award

    Jeff Lonneville

  • Tish Purcell

    Outstanding Staff Award Tish Purcell

2014 Faculty Award Winners

  • David Orlicki, Ph.D.

    Distinguished Lecturer David Orlicki, Ph.D

  • Drew Maywar, Ph.D.

    Exemplary Teacher-Scholar

    Drew Maywar, Ph.D.

  • Changfeng Ge

    Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award Changfeng Ge, Ph.D.

  • James-Lee-PhD

    Rising Star Award

    James Lee, Ph.D.

 

Awards Recognition

Award recognition will be held at the CAST End of Year Ceremony which is held annually in May.

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Link to the Office of the Provost Faculty & Staff Awards Website:

http://www.rit.edu/provost/academic_affairs_awards