About the Award
The Norton Rose Fulbright 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 and exemplary educational contributions to the College.
Deadlines for portfolios are:
- Summer 2023 - by 5 p.m., July 31
- Fall 2023 - by 5 p.m., Nov. 6
- Spring 2024 - by 5 p.m., March 4
Faculty can receive a Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award in four categories: Teaching and Evaluation, Educational Leadership, 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.
Educational Leadership Faculty Award
- Given to Baylor College of Medicine faculty members who demonstrate a record of significant leadership in roles in formal educational programs or education-related committees.
The review panel consists of distinguished Baylor College of Medicine educators from across different departments, schools and centers. Panel members are prior Norton Rose Fulbright recipients.
The first step is a review of the application portfolio to make sure it meets the submission and eligibility criteria. Then, the portfolios are assigned to a primary, secondary, and tertiary reviewer. During the panel meeting, these reviewers present the applicant's portfolio and propose initial scores based on criteria. 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.
Information to exclude
Please be mindful not to include any material that violates HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) rights of patients or FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Acts) rights of learners. Do not include any solicited or unsolicited letters, notes, cards, or documents from patients or patients' family members (current or historical). Please do NOT solicit letters of support from your current trainees. It is, however, acceptable to include solicited or unsolicited letters, notes, and cards from supervisors, colleagues, members of the health care team, past trainees, and employees/ staff. Please make sure that such support letters do not contain references to patient information or identifiers. Do not include any documents that reveal the academic performance of learners where the learner is identified. Please redact information related to the performance of identified peers or colleagues.
Past awardees of the Norton Rose Fulbright Award in the past three years.