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Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award

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Cancelled: Spring Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award review cycle

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Efforts to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have resulted in the cancellation of activities and events sponsored by and hosted at Baylor College of Medicine. 

The Office of Faculty Development has cancelled the Spring Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award review cycle, which had an original due date of March 23, 2020. The updated due date for the submission of educational portfolios is July 13, 2020. If you have already submitted your portfolio for consideration, you need not resubmit your portfolio to the Office of Faculty Development; however, if you wish to continue work on your portfolio, please feel free to resubmit an updated version on or before July 13, 2020. For questions, contact the Office of Faculty Development faced@bcm.edu or (713) 798-7285.

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Recognizing Faculty for Exemplary Educational Contributions

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The Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award, formally known as Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP Faculty Excellence Award initiated in 2001, provides an opportunity for Baylor College of Medicine faculty who meet designated standards of quality, quantity and breadth to receive recognition for their sustained (at least four to five years), exemplary educational contributions to the College.

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Award Categories

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Faculty can receive a Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award in four categories: Teaching and Evaluation, Educational Leadership, Development of Enduring Educational Materials, and Educational Research. To receive an award, a faculty member needs to submit a mini-portfolio presenting evidence of his or her educational contributions specific to an award category. This mini-portfolio is reviewed by a panel of faculty, similar to an NIH grant-review study section. Those meeting the criteria will receive the award. There is a separate process for Full Professors with different submission requirements.

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Review Process

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The review process for the Norton Rose Fulbright Educational Awards is a highly rigorous process of peer review. The review panel consists of distinguished educators from across different departments. schools and institutions. The first step is a review of the application to make sure it meets the submission and eligibility criteria. After this a letter is sent to the chair of the applicants' department asking them to verify that the applicant meets criteria for high professional standards and integrity. Once verification is obtained, the portfolios are assigned to a primary, secondary, and tertiary reviewer. During the panel meeting, these reviewers will present the applicant's portfolio and propose initial scores based on criteria as compared to the standards. Following a discussion, all members of the Review Panel score the portfolio. A successful applicant is one for whom at least 75% of the reviewers score the portfolio at 80% or higher, and the average of all reviewer scores is 80% or greater.

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Resources for Applicants

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The following resources are available: Portfolio Maintenance; Frequently Asked Questions; Common Mistakes

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The Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award recognizes faculty for exemplary educational contributions in the following categories:

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There is a separate process for Full Professors with different submission requirements.