John S. Hinckley Fellow Award

The John S. Hinckley Fellow Award goes to a faculty member who has excelled in teaching, scholarship and service. The Hinckley Fellow receives a $4,000 cash award (less benefits and withholding taxes) or $4,000 in unrestricted support (any equipment purchased as support becomes the property of WSU). The Hinckley Fellow recipient will also present a lecture during the subsequent academic year.

To nominate a faculty member for the John S. Hinckley Fellow Award, submit a 1 to 2 page letter of nomination that describes the faculty member's accomplishments in each of the following areas:

  1. Teaching - include evidence of student success, peer reviews, innovations, teaching awards, regional/national impact, etc
  2. Scholarship - include evidence of publications, speeches, funded grants, scholarship awards, regional/national reputation, impact on student learning, etc
  3. Service - include evidence of impact on WSU and regional/national organizations, service awards, etc

In addition, provide names of three people who are familiar with the nominee’s work to serve as references. If possible, at least one reference should be a former student who has personally benefited from the person being nominated. Nominations are due late in fall semester.

In response to the nomination, nominees must submit a brief (3-5 page) resume addressing the award criteria, and a copy of their most recent peer evaluation of teaching effectiveness. References will be asked to submit 1 to 2 page letters that address the award criteria.

A selection committee, appointed by the Office of Academic Affairs, will review the nomination materials and prioritize the nominees for each award. The prioritized lists will be forwarded to the President who will choose the award recipients who are recognized in an award banquet in mid-spring.

NOTE: Faculty are not eligible to receive a second award in the same category for five years.