Faculty Organization Bylaws

Faculty Community Engagement Award


The CHHS Faculty Community Engagement Award, first established for academic year 2012- 2013, honors a CHHS faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the greater community and inspired additional meaningful partnerships among faculty, students, and community organizations across any of the disciplines represented through the programs of the College of Health and Human Services.

This award is meant to recognize community engagement as the collaboration of the university with the public and private sectors for the mutual benefit of all. This engagement is not simply service or membership, but it is the combination of leadership related to collaboratively meeting a community need through teaching, scholarship and/or outreach.

We invite all CHHS faculty and faculty colleagues to nominate candidates for this unique honor. This recognition will be bestowed annually. Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from each unit within the College. In subsequent years, the awardee from the previous year will serve as the Chair of the selection committee.

Eligibility:

  • The nominee must be a full-time or part-time faculty member in CHHS.

Submit a Statement of Nomination describing the quality, innovation, unique characteristics and impact of the faculty member’s work in the community.

Statements of Nomination are typically solicited early during the spring semester of each year and should not exceed 600 words. 

All nominations will be kept strictly confidential.

 

CHHS PROMOTING DIVERSITY & APPRECIATING DIFFERENCE AWARD


The CHHS Promoting Diversity & Appreciating Difference Award was established in 2014 to give public honor to a CHHS faculty member who has made significant contributions toward creating and/or fostering a positive environment for people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and beliefs.

NOMINATIONS:

  • We invite all CHHS students, faculty and faculty colleagues to nominate candidates for this unique honor. This recognition will be bestowed annually. Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from each unit within the College. In subsequent years, the awardee from the previous year will serve as the Chair of the selection committee.
  • Submit a Statement of Nomination describing how the faculty member has been outstanding in significant efforts to promote diversity and/or improve our appreciation of difference within their teaching, research, service, and/or community engagement.
  • Statements of Nomination are typically solicited early in the spring semester of each year and should not exceed 600 words. 
  • All nominations will be kept strictly confidential.


ELIGIBILITY:

  • The nominee must be a full-time or part-time faculty member in CHHS. 

 

CHHS Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award


The CHHS Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award, first established for academic year 2012- 2013, honors a CHHS faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship of students across any of the disciplines represented through the programs of the College of Health and Human Services. This award is meant to recognize faculty efforts in supporting, encouraging and promoting their students' research, education, professional and personal development, and career plans.

We invite all CHHS students, faculty and faculty colleagues to nominate candidates for this unique honor. This recognition will be bestowed annually. Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from each unit within the College. In subsequent years, the awardee from the previous year will serve as the Chair of the selection committee.

Eligibility:

  • The nominee must be a full-time or part-time faculty member in CHHS.

Submit a Statement of Nomination describing how the mentor has been outstanding in supporting, encouraging and promoting student research, education, professional and personal development. Statements of Nomination are typically solicited early in the spring semester of each year and should not exceed 600 words. 

All nominations will be kept strictly confidential.

 

CHHS Faculty Research Excellence Award


The CHHS Faculty Research Excellence Award, first established for academic year 2012-2013, honors a CHHS faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding scientific achievement across any of the disciplines represented through the programs of the College of Health and Human Services. This award is meant to recognize and celebrate cutting-edge scholarly efforts that are having an impact on best practices, improved patient and client outcomes, enhancing the health of communities, or that make significant and new contributions to both clinical and basic research. Research efforts that engage graduate and undergraduate students or that are inter- or transdisciplinary in nature are of particular merit.

We invite all CHHS faculty and faculty colleagues to nominate candidates for this unique honor. This recognition will be bestowed annually. Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from each unit within the college. In subsequent years, the awardee from the previous year will serve as the Chair of the selection committee.

Eligibility:

  • The nominee must be a full time faculty member in CHHS.

Submit a Statement of Nomination describing the quality, innovation, unique characteristics and impact of the faculty member’s research. If two faculty members within the college collaborate closely in an area of research, both may be put forward in a single nomination (however, ONLY for the work they collaborate on).

Statements of Nomination are typically solicited early during the spring semester and should not exceed 600 words. All nominations will be kept strictly confidential.

 

CHHS Teaching Excellence Awards Policy


The Teaching Excellence Award was established to give public honor to extraordinary teachers in the College of Health and Human Services.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Undergraduate Teaching Award -- Part-time or full-time faculty teaching in an undergraduate course that demonstrates innovative teaching strategies and engagement with students.
  • Graduate Teaching Award -- Part-time or full-time faculty teaching in a graduate course that demonstrates innovation in teaching, student engagement and mentorship in the discipline.
  • Clinical Teaching Award -- Part-time or full-time faculty teaching in a clinical, practicum or field work course that demonstrates expertise in the discipline.
  • Online Teaching Award- Part-time or full-time faculty teaching in an online course that demonstrates innovative teaching strategies and engagement with students.

A faculty member may not receive the same award two years in a row.


PROCEDURE:

  • A College Committee comprised of the Chair-Elect of the FO and the PT or FT faculty who received awards the previous year will comprise the committee that reviews nominations. The Chair-elect of the FO will call for nominations from students and faculty in early November and March. Nominations can come in anytime between November and March 30. The committee will be convened by the FO Chair elect in early March.
  • If a faculty member from the previous year is not able to participate, the Chair elect of the FO will appoint a replacement.
  • Nominations for the awards should be submitted by March 30th of the Spring semester.
  • Instructions will be provided on how to submit your nomination.
  • All Nominees will be notified by April 30th. The selected recipient will be announced by the Dean during CHHS Awards & Recognition/All College Meeting. Chair-elect of the CHHS Faculty Organization will let the Dean’s office know the recipients by April 10th.

 

College of Health and Human Services Faculty Organization Bylaws

 

CHHS Implementation: 7/02
Revised 5/05, 7/07, 5/10, 10/13, 01/14, 04/14, 5/17, 5/18, 5/19

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is defined as all persons who are appointed in academic, administrative or staff
positions in the College as well as students who are enrolled in educational offerings of the College of Health and Human Services.

The College of Health and Human Services is structured and governed to facilitate the achievement of its mission. Faculty governance shall be accomplished through the establishment
of a Faculty Organization. Principles of shared governance guide the organization that serves as a forum by discussion for faculty and staff on related academic issues.

While the governance of the faculty shall be conducted through the Faculty Organization, the day-to-day business of the College must be implemented through an academic department or a school with input available from all involved faculty and staff members. Thus, shared governance requires the informed participation and collaboration between administrators, faculty, and staff. This input occurs by meetings and collaboration within and among the academic and administrative units. Unless otherwise noted, “unit” refers to academic and administrative units. All faculty members are responsible and accountable for quality academic programs. Concerns, policies, and issues, which involve the overall function and success of the College of Health and Human Services, are forwarded to the appropriate College Committee.


Date of origin: 5/98
Revised: 11/2000, 7/02, 5/05, 02/13, 7/17,  July 2017