Rather than individual faculty members, this award recognizes and entire department or program for its achievements.
Official USG Award Guidelines
In particular, note that the intended recognition is for departments who can demonstrate with data and facts that they promote, support, and recognize excellence in teaching and in service to students. The USG has recognized entire departments or schools, individual degree programs, graduate or undergraduate, and other non-degree programs (see list of KSU recipients below).
You can view the full description and the USG criteria for eligibility here.
KSU has an established process for this award. Each college nominates one department or program. Colleges should submit a one page pdf document highlighting the points of pride of the department/program, and the fit with the award criteria. College representatives can click here to submit an application.
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September 23, 2016 at 11:59. Deadline to submit college nominations to the Dean’s council
September 28, 2016 at 11:59. Deadline for Deans or designees to pre-rate nominations using the fivestar rating system. To rate each nomination you must select the view link in the last column
September 29. Deans’ Council to decide campus nominees
December 5, 2016. Final deadline for CETL to submit campus nominations to USG
Previous KSU Winners
First-Year Experience program, University College, 2010
Bachelor of Business Administration in Professional Sales, Coles College of Business, 2007
Summer Hill project, Department of History, 2006
Master of Science in Conflict Management, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2004
RN to BSN Online Nursing Completion Program, Wellstar College of Health and Human Services, 2002
Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2001
Mentor-Protégé Undergraduate Research Program, College of Science and Math, 2000
Honors Program, University College, 1999