Faculty Center Awards

Submissions open October 12th through December 16th, 2023.

The Faculty Center Awards are funded by the Farmingdale College Foundation. 

Nominations for the Faculty Center Awards are due by 5:00PM on Saturday, December 16, 2023.

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Innovative Pedagogy Award Guidelines
Innovative Pedagogy Award Nomination Form

Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award Guidelines
Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award Nomination Form

Two awards are available for Outstanding Scholarly Publication: STEM and Humanities & Social Sciences
Outstanding Scholarly Publication Awards Guidelines
Outstanding Scholarly Publication Award Nomination Form

Previous Winners:

Innovative Pedagogy Award

Dr. Deborah Durbin

We are proud to award Dr. Deborah Durbin the Faculty Center Award in Innovative Pedagogy.

To quote Dr. Durbin:

“The most common statement I hear upon entering an introductory chemistry class is one of fear or dread about the upcoming semester. Many students and adults dislike and fear chemistry because of a negative experience in school or college. 

I think the largest challenge facing chemistry instructors is enhancing accessibility and learning experience to make chemistry more meaningful and understandable, while simultaneously stimulating strong material comprehension and ensuring laboratory safety.”

The Faculty Center presents her award for her implementation of active learning “How-To” sessions in her 100 level chemistry classes and the creation of a new in-house manual to increase safety in entry level chemistry classes.

Dr. Deborah Durbin

Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award

Dr. Jack Simonson

We are proud to award Dr. Jack Simonson the Faculty Center Award in Outstanding Mentorship.

Quoting from his nomination: “He is engaged in mentoring undergraduate and high school students in authentic physics research, guiding students as primary and co-authorship to publish articles in peer-reviewed journals. 

He is particularly dedicated to mentoring historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students and has entered into an enduring partnership with New York State’s STEP and CSTEP programs, which are designed to prepare students from these underserved populations to enter STEM careers.”

The Faculty Center presents his award for his work in mentoring students to participate in the research process, mentoring students to engage in graduate study research based on their experiences at Farmingdale, and for creating opportunity for students from marginalized communities to engage in the research process. 

Dr. Jack Simonson

Humanities & Social Sciences Publication Award

Dr. Travis Holloway

We are proud to award Dr. Travis Holloway the Faculty Center Award in Social Science and Humanities Publication.

To quote his work: How to Live at the End of the World “How do we live at the end of the world? How do we write the story of our species differently? Or construct a democracy that does not belong to human beings alone? As we face down a new era of climate change, we require nothing short of a philosophy for the end of the world.”

The Faculty Center presents his award for his work in asking questions reach beyond the scope of a single discipline and address the very ideas of the spaces we inhabit and what are the rules that guide them and how do we create new rules around space and what types of spaces are needed in the future.

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STEM Publication Award

Dr. Cristina Casa-Levine

We are proud to award Dr Cristina Casa-Levine and Dr Luisa Nappo-Dattoma the Faculty Center Award in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Publication.

To quote their work: Upon graduating, dental hygienists are expected to enter the profession possessing the skills necessary to evaluate their performance, and implement changes that will improve their practices and patient care. This is supported by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The Faculty Center awards Dr. Cristina Casa-Levine and Dr. Luisa Nappo-Dattoma for their publication in the Journal of Dental Hygiene where they show the effects of self-assessment on clinical competence in dental hygiene education. 

This work serves as an example of how self-assessment can affect the professional practice of clinical workers through their experiences in school and as they move into the professional field. 

This work is a starting point for research on how self-assessment can be used in programs that lead to professional certifications and career tracks in STEM.

Dr. Cristina Casa-Levine

STEM Publication Award

Dr. Luisa Nappo-Dattoma

We are proud to award Dr Cristina Casa-Levine and Dr Luisa Nappo-Dattoma the Faculty Center Award in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Publication.

To quote their work: Upon graduating, dental hygienists are expected to enter the profession possessing the skills necessary to evaluate their performance, and implement changes that will improve their practices and patient care. This is supported by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The Faculty Center awards Dr. Cristina Casa-Levine and Dr. Luisa Nappo-Dattoma for their publication in the Journal of Dental Hygiene where they show the effects of self-assessment on clinical competence in dental hygiene education. 

This work serves as an example of how self-assessment can affect the professional practice of clinical workers through their experiences in school and as they move into the professional field. 

This work is a starting point for research on how self-assessment can be used in programs that lead to professional certifications and career tracks in STEM.

Dr. Luisa Nappo-Dattoma

The Faculty Center

facultycenter@farmingdale.edu

Greenley Library Room 206

Email

Jennifer Jaiswal
Director of The Faculty Center

 
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