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Community of Scholars
The Community of Scholars (COS) honors faculty research and other scholarly/creative work, recognizing publications (books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and creative/other published works), professional contributions to the arts, and external grant awards. This fall’s COS showcase will honor faculty accomplishments for the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 and include the full listing of honorees and a presentation by the Scholar of the Year.
COS listing of honorees; Scholars of the Year; Part-time, Innovative Pedagogy, Outstanding Lecturer awards
Susan Sutton Smith Prize for Academic Excellence
Created to recognize faculty achievement outside the classroom, the Susan Sutton Smith Prize for Academic Excellence is named in memory of the late SUNY Oneonta professor of English. This award is made possible by an endowment created through the generosity of Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Mary Smith in memory of their daughter, Susan, and in honor of her commitment to academic excellence.
|P. Jay Fleisher||1996||Earth Sciences|
|Ho Hon Leung||2008||Sociology|
|Rob Compton||2011||ALS/Political Science|
|Cynthia Falk||2014||Cooperstown Graduate Program|
|Gretchen Sorin||2021||Cooperstown Graduate Program|
Richard Siegfried Junior Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence
The Richard Siegfried Junior Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is named in memory of Richard K. Siegfried, SUNY Oneonta Professor of Theatre from 1958 until 1995. Professor Siegfried (or Sieg as generations of students fondly called him) epitomized excellence in his academic life through imagination, meticulous scholarship and discipline, and through his expectation of the same pursuit of excellence in his students and colleagues. Created to recognize faculty achievement outside the classroom, this award is made possible by generous gifts from Alumni to the Fund for Oneonta and to the College at Oneonta Foundation.
|Gladys Jimenez-Munoz||1996||Foreign Languages|
|Deborah Prosser||1997||Cooperstown Graduate Program|
|Donald Allison, Jr.||2000||Mathematical Sciences|
|Hugh A. Gallagher, Jr.||2001||Physics & Astronomy|
|L. Jean Palmer-Mooney||2002||Geography|
|Christine Quail||2007||Comm. Arts|
|Devin Castendyk||2009||Earth Sciences|
|Jacqueline Bennett||2010||Chemistry & Biochem.|
|William Walker||2013||Cooperstown Graduate Program|
|Kristen Blinne||2016||Communication & Media|
|Tyra Olstad||2017||Geography & Sustainability|
|Andrew Bottomley||2018||Communication & Media|
Africana and Latinx Studies
Ashok Kumar Malhotra Seva (Compassionate Service) Faculty Award
Created to recognize faculty service both in and outside the classroom, the Ashok Kumar Malhotra Seva Faculty Award is made possible by an endowment from Dr. Ashok Kumar Malhotra, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy, to the College at Oneonta Foundation. Criteria for receiving the $1,000 award include: community service -- locally, nationally, or internationally, the ability to motivate and inspire others to perform community service, and the integration of community service in the teaching and learning process.
|Wendy Mitteager||2008 Inaugural||Geography|
|Alison Black and Jane Miller||2009||Elementary Ed. & Reading|
|Karen Joest||2010||Human Ecology|
|Cindy Falk||2011||Cooperstown Graduate Program|
|Zanna McKay||2012||Elementary Ed. & Reading|
|Maria Montoya||2013||Foreign Language|
|Rosemarie Avanzato||2014||Human Ecology|
|Gina Keel||2015||Political Science|
|Steve Walsh||2016||Management, Marketing, and Information|
|Alejandra Escudero||2018||Foreign Languages & Literature|
|Kristen Blinne||2019||Communication & Media|
Communication & Media
Communication & Media
Simphiwe Hlatshwayo Award for Outstanding Part-time Instructor
The Simphiwe Hlatshwayo Award for the Outstanding Part-Time Instructor, which comes with a $500 cash prize, was created by the College Senate to recognize outstanding adjunct instructors as well as to encourage excellence in teaching. The award was named to honor the memory of Simphiwe Hlatshwayo, who was a graduate of SUNY Oneonta from South Africa and taught at SUNY Oneonta first as an adjunct, then later as an assistant professor.
|Kevin Ickey||1999||Women's and Africana & Latino Studies|
|Kathleen Gordon||2000||Business Economics|
|Kathryn Finin (English) and David Richards (History)||2001||English/History|
|Marjorie Pietraface||2007||Human Ecology|
|Carolyn McCruden||2008||Physics & Astronomy|
|Eric Schelimmer||2009||Physical Education|
|Bambi Lobdell||2010||English/Women's & Gender Studies|
|Michelle Garner||2011||Theatre/Physical Education|
|Paul Lord||2012||Environmental Sciences|
|April Ford||Spring 2017||English|
|Katie Boardman||Fall 2017||Cooperstown Graduate Program|
|Traci Michele Johnson||2018||Foreign Languages & Literature|
Innovative Pedagogy Award
The Innovative Pedagogy Award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, was created by the Office of the Provost to recognize and reward faculty who have developed and utilized innovative pedagogy in one or more of their courses. Innovative pedagogy includes practices that compel students to use critical thinking and reflection, that cause students to re-examine their assumptions and perspectives, that enhance student engagement and learning, which may include the use of technology in novel ways, and that engage students in high-impact practices.
Outstanding Lecturer Award
The Outstanding Lecturer Award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, was created by the Office of the Provost to recognize outstanding lecturers as well as to encourage excellence in teaching.
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Please visit Grants Development Office for more information regarding on-campus and off-campus funding opportunities.
Campus-based Funding Opportunities
Selected External Funding Opportunities
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