Call for CAS Faculty & Staff Awards

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes several members of the faculty and staff for outstanding service, teaching or scholarly work. The College is now accepting nominations for the following awards. Click on each award for a description and link to the nomination form (we have implemented a new google form this year). See eligibility requirements for each award below. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Outstanding tenured faculty (including emerita) with at least two full years of employment in CAS and a history of excellence in research, scholarship and contributions to the faculty member's academic field. Nominees must have assumed a standard teaching and service load for the majority of their careers.

Outstanding untenured faculty who have completed at least two full academic years in the tenure-track rank in CAS

Full-time faculty (including emerita) with at least five full academic years of employment in CAS.

All faculty (including tenure-track, non-tenure track, part-time and emerita) with at least three years of experience in CAS are eligible for the award. 

Academic departments, programs or subsets of units in the College of Arts & Sciences.

All full-time, retired and emeriti faculty who have taught in CAS for at least two full years are eligible. Persons nominated may have been an instructor in a lecture class or seminar at any level, a lab instructor or director of independent study or an academic advisor or mentor. Normally those appointed to the Academy of Outstanding Teachers are currently active faculty members in CAS, however under extraordinary circumstances, retired or emeriti faculty may be appointed.

Current non-tenure track faculty (teaching three or more hours per year) who have taught in CAS for at least three consecutive semesters

Current full-time SPA or EPA Non-Faculty employees in CAS who have worked at Appalachian State University for at least one full year.

Full-time faculty in the College.


About the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Appalachian State University is home to 17 academic departments, two centers and one residential college. These units span the humanities and the social, mathematical and natural sciences. CAS aims to develop a distinctive identity built upon our university's strengths, traditions and unique location. The college’s values lie not only in service to the university and local community, but through inspiring, training, educating and sustaining the development of its students as global citizens. More than 6,400 student majors are enrolled in the college. As the college is also largely responsible for implementing App State’s general education curriculum, it is heavily involved in the education of all students at the university, including those pursuing majors in other colleges. Learn more at

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Published: Jul 15, 2021 12:53pm