The College of Community Innovation and Education supports the mission of Faculty Excellence to support and strengthen faculty through recruitment, development, and retention of outstanding scholars and educators.

To recognize the significant contributions of our faculty, the college is proud to take part in award programs, professional development opportunities, and provide promotional pathways, that recognize and inspire faculty to advance UCF’s mission of discovery, learning, and engagement.

Committees

Each academic unit is asked to elect representatives to college committees listed below. Please review the eligibility requirements.

College Committee List

Council and Committee Eligibility Requirements

Faculty Council
All instructional faculty are eligible. The council should consist of an elected representative from each department and school of the college and one representative whose primary appointment is on one of the area campuses.

Graduate Council
The council shall consist of a representative from each academic unit program with preference for faculty members coordinating graduate degree programs.

Undergraduate Committee
Each academic unit (school or department) should designate a representative with preference for faculty members coordinating undergraduate degree programs.

Honors in the Major Committee

Promotion and Tenure Committee – College Level
The committee shall consist of one (1) tenured faculty member at the rank of professor from each department or school. If no tenured professor is available in the department or school, then a tenured associate professor may serve in this role but not participate or vote in discussions relating to full professors. An alternate must be elected in the event that a regular committee member is unable to serve. Faculty members serving on the department or school promotion and tenure committee may not serve on the college promotion and tenure committee.

Service term: Two (2) academic years

Promotion and Tenure Committee – Unit Level
The committee chair shall be a member of the promotion and tenure committee elected by majority vote of its members. The chair must be a tenured faculty member at the rank of professor.

Instructor and Lecturer Promotion and Tenure Committee- College Level
The committee shall consist of at least three (3) instructors or lecturers at or above the rank being sought by the candidate and four (4) tenure earning or tenured faculty, or clinical faculty at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. No more than two members of this committee may be from the same department/unit. Faculty members serving on the department or school instructor and lecturer committee may not serve on the college instructor and lecturer committee.

Service term: No more than 2 consecutive years

Research Committee
Members of this committee must have had extramural grant and/or contract funding within the past five years.

RIA PEER Review Committee
The committee members cannot be a RIA applicant. It is suggested that preference be given to RIA award winners in the past five years.

Sabbatical Committee
Committee members must be a tenured faculty member. Members cannot be a sabbatical applicant.

TIP Selection Committee
Members of this committee cannot be a TIP applicant. It is suggested that preference be given to TIP award winners in the past five years.

Faculty Awards

The college supports the university’s initiative to recognize and inspire faculty in advancing the university’s mission. Consult the CCIE Faculty Excellence Administrative Calendar for internal and university deadlines. Visit UCF Faculty Excellence for additional awards and recognition information.

Excellence Awards

Faculty members are awarded for outstanding teaching, advising, research, professional service and librarianship. Award categories:

  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  • Excellence in Graduate Teaching
  • Excellence in Research
  • Excellence in Academic Advising
  • Excellence in Professional Academic Advising
  • Excellence in Professional Service
  • Excellence in Librarianship
  • Excellence in Instructional Design
  • Excellence in English Language Institute Instruction
Research Incentive Award

The UCF Research Incentive Awards (RIA) program supports outstanding research, scholarly and creative activity that advances the body of knowledge in a particular field, including interdisciplinary research and collaborations. See RIA Committee Workshop Information.

Teaching Incentive Program

The University of Central Florida’s Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) rewards teaching productivity and excellence. See TIP Committee Workshop Information.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award

The UCF Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) awards recognize discovery, reflection and using evidence-based methods to research effective teaching and student learning.

Pegasus Professor Award

The UCF Pegasus Professor Award (In-Unit | Non-Unit) honors and rewards highly successful teaching, research, creative activity and service accomplished by senior members of the university faculty.

Research for the Stars

The UCF Reach for the Stars Award honors and rewards highly successful research and creative activity accomplished by early-career university professionals.

Trustee Chair Award

Trustee Chair awards were established to retain outstanding UCF faculty as well as attract exceptional faculty to UCF.

Promotion and Evaluation

Faculty Annual Evaluations

All faculty undergo evaluations throughout their careers. Criteria depends on the department/school and college in which they reside.

Annual Evaluations
In-Unit Faculty Annual Evaluation Form (AA-17)
Non-Unit Faculty Annual Evaluation Form I
Non-Unit Faculty Annual Evaluation Form II
Adjunct Evaluation

Annual Evaluation Standards and Procedures (AESP)

Unit criteria and adoption dates for Annual Evaluation Standards and Procedures (AESP) are listed below. Units are responsible for reviewing criteria on a regular basis and begin no later than five (5) years after the adoption or most recent review. The Annual Evaluation Standards and Procedures Review Request form along with the criteria, in Word format, must be submitted for review.

Promotion and Tenure

UCF Faculty Excellence website
P&T Checklist Department Chair/Unit Head - Tenure-earning and Tenured Faculty Members
Promotion & Tenure Criteria Review Request
Unit Criteria for Assistant and Associate Professors

Unit Criteria for Instructors and Lecturers

Evaluation

Faculty Annual Report

In-Unit Faculty Evaluation Form (AA-17)
Non-Unit Faculty Evaluation Form I
Non-Unit Faculty Annual Evaluation Form II

Contact Us

Glenn Lambie, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate Affairs and Faculty Excellence

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Vanessa Nixon

HR Manager & Faculty Excellence Administration

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