This award is presented to an Ithaca College faculty member who exemplifies President Collado’s vision of excellence in education. Such excellence is demonstrated through an inclusive approach to educational practices of teaching, research, and/or leadership. Sites of practice include the classroom, the campus, and the community, whether local or global. The President Shirley M. Collado Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Ithaca College Community is intended to support the professional development of the chosen faculty member to further enhance their capacity for equitable and inclusive leadership in all relevant academic and community areas.
The award winner receives $5000. We are especially grateful to
Gloria Hobbs, Honorary Alumna and Trustee of Ithaca College, for
the gift that makes the award possible.
Faculty at the Associate Professor rank or above, whether tenured or continuing contract, are eligible for the Award.
Nominations may be made by any faculty member and self-nominations are welcome. Letters of support are expected from Ithaca College colleagues and from colleagues external to the college.
Required documents include the following:
• Nominator’s statement of no more than 250 words that highlights the nominee’s qualifications. The nominator can also submit a letter of support for the nominee in addition to the nomination statement.
• List of 4-5 individuals who will write letters of support, and their institutional affiliations (if any)
• Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae
• Four or five Letters of Support, at least one of which must be from outside Ithaca College. The corpus of letters should address with adequate specificity how the nominee has demonstrated inclusive and equitable approaches in their educational practices on campus and in the community.
It is the nominator’s responsibility to solicit, obtain, and submit all documents. All documents must be submitted by April 2.
Download to your desktop and complete Nomination Form
Review Committee and Criteria
A review committee is appointed by the CFE Director and will typically include senior and emeritus faculty members, administrators, and alumni.
As stated in the award description, the award is made to someone who exemplifies President Collado’s vision of excellence in education, as demonstrated through an inclusive approach to educational practices of teaching, research, and/or leadership.
Reporting and Inspection
The recipient of the Award is expected to give a talk as part of the Provost’s Colloquium series during the academic year following the award.