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The Lawrence C. Gallen, O.S.A. Faculty Service Award is intended to recognize an individual member of the Villanova University faculty who has, over many years, contributed outstanding service to the Villanova University community. There should be at most token compensation for this service. All active, tenured faculty members with ten years of service or longer are eligible, including those who currently hold administrative positions, provided that they have taught full-time at Villanova for at least ten years. Above all, the faculty member’s service should have consistently exceeded the normal requirements and ordinary expectations of their position.
The President will open the annual nominations for the award by sending a letter to faculty, chairpersons, academic directors, and deans, with a copy of these guidelines. The evaluation criteria and selection process will be generally publicized by electronic posting, with a link to VPAA, University Senate and Faculty Congress websites. These sites will contain a link to the Committee on Faculty, to enhance responses by email.
Nominations for the Gallen Faculty Service Award will be accepted until Friday, January 23, 2015. Supporting materials may be submitted after that date, but no later than Friday, February 20, 2015. After the Awards Committee of the Faculty Congress has made a careful review of these materials, to be completed by the end of March, the Faculty Congress will recommend three faculty finalists to the VPAA for submission to the President of the University.
Full-time tenured faculty, chairpersons, academic directors, and deans are eligible to nominate. Eligible faculty may self-nominate. Nominators should consult the eligibility guidelines below and then contact the prospective nominee to ensure that he or she agrees to be nominated. Then submit the name of the nominee via the online submission form.
Please direct any questions about this form or the nomination procedure via email to Linda Copel, Thomas Way, or Deanna Zubris at firstname.lastname@example.org
As nominator, you may submit by email a one-page supporting statement on behalf of the nominee. If more than one nominator chooses to nominate the same person, they may each provide a separate statement, or together they may submit a joint supporting statement of no more than three pages.
The Awards Committee will notify the nominee by email, and the nomination will become effective when the nominee responds, confirming his or her willingness to be considered. The nominee will then need to submit by email a list of service activity at Villanova, with dates of service and a description of the nature of each type of service activity. This description may be in outline or narrative form, and should include the following information (overall length, up to five pages):
The Awards Committee of the Faculty Congress will be charged with the process of reviewing nominations for the Gallen Award and returning the names of finalists to the Faculty Congress. The Awards Committee members are not eligible to nominate or to be nominated for any award overseen by the committee. The Awards Committee will meet, discuss the nominations (considering the criteria noted above as well as the nominees’ record of past nominations), and will then recommend three faculty finalists to the Faculty Congress who, after review and approval, will pass these names to the VPAA. The recommendation will list the finalists alphabetically, but indicate the vote for each finalist. A brief statement explaining the results may be attached. Supporting materials will also be forwarded. The VPAA will forward the recommendation and materials to the President, who will make the final selection. The chair of the Faculty Congress will send to the Villanovan and Blueprints a statement describing the award, process and criteria, and alphabetically listing the finalist and other nominees. The presentation of the award will take place at Commencement.
|Year||Gallen Faculty Service Award Winner||Department|
|1994||Dr. John A. Doody||Philosophy|
|1995||Dr. Michael J. Hones||Physics|
|1996||Dr. Rodger Van Allen||Theology|
|1997||Dr. Robert W. Langran||Political Science|
|1998||Dr. Donald B. Kelley||History (ret.)|
|1999||Dr. Michael L. Levitan||Mathematical Sciences|
|2000||Dr. Michael E. Burke||History (ret.)|
|2001||Dr. Harry R. Strack||Political Science (ret.)|
|2002||Dr. Lowell Gustafson||Political Science|
|2003||Dr. Charles L. Cherry||English|
|2004||Dr. Teresa Anne Nance||Communication|
|2005||Dr. Walter Conn||Theology & Religious Studies|
|2006||Dr. Nancy Sharts-Hopko||College of Nursing|
|2007||Dr. Barbara E. Wall||Philosophy|
|2008||Dr. Susan Mackey-Kallis||Communication|
|2009||Dr. Joseph Betz||Philosophy|
|2010||Mr. James C. O'Brien||Mechanical Engineering|
|2011||Dr. Sally J. Scholz||Philosophy|
|2012||Dr. Robert Styer||Mathematics & Statistics|
|2013||Dr. Daniel T. Regan||Philosophy|
|2014||Dr. Vito Punzi||Chemical Engineering|
|* Procedures approved by the Committee on Faculty with revised deadlines for 2014.|