Noel Studio Consultant Awards

Noel Studio awards honor the student work taking place in the program in supporting the development of informed critical and creative thinkers who communicate effectively. 

About the Awards: Recipients will be honored with a check of $250. All awards will be presented each spring semester, but consultants who graduated in the preceding fall semester are eligible to apply.

Committee Configuration: The sub-committee will be formed from the advisory committee. It will consist of five non-administrative committee members and chaired by a member of that group. The Noel Studio Administrative Assistant will provide the awards committee with anonymized materials for review. The committee will rank applicants (if more than one) for each category and submit a winner for each.

Nomination Process: Each nominator or applicant (if a self-nomination) should submit a completed nomination form, a letter explaining the nomination, and optional supporting materials. Nominees may apply for all three awards but can only win one. Nominees may only win a given award once over Noel Studio their service period.

Annual application deadline: Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Cooper-Robinson Award for Leadership

This award is given to a member of the Noel Studio staff who has exemplified a commitment to leading peers and visitors in the space.

Criteria for Selection: The applicant’s materials should demonstrate

●      generation of momentum for, investment in, and excitement about Noel Studio initiatives

●      redevelopment and/or enhancement of programs to improve effectiveness of services

●      active promotion and implementation of critical and creative thinking and collaboration to identify problems and develop solutions

Ron and Sherrie Lou Noel Award for Excellence in Service to Noel Studio Success

This award is given to a member of the Noel Studio student staff who has exemplified a commitment to student success through Noel Studio training, events, and public service. Applicants show their dedication by cultivating a consistently positive attitude and culture in the space and encourage others--both staff and students--to do the same.

Criteria for Selection: The applicant’s materials should demonstrate

●      willingness to step in and “save” the Noel Studio by picking up or shifting shifts, volunteering for events, and offering support in various, non-duty ways

●      operational effectiveness

●      public service

LeAnn Stokes Award for Commitment to Student Success through Excellence in Consulting

An academic award to honor graduate consultants, undergraduate consultants, and writing fellows who’ve excelled in working one-on-one with students, mentoring junior consultants, and integrating studio pedagogy into their academic work.

Criteria for Selection: The applicant’s materials should demonstrate

●      an ability to adapt approach and feedback to a variety of situations

●      integration of studio pedagogy through seminars and ongoing training

●      consistent level of success in consultations as demonstrated through positive student and administrative evaluations

●      effective integration of spaces, technology, and resources

●      effective use of RoCs to highlight and explain key information to students

●      commitment to ongoing learning through professional development opportunities (including, but not limited to Noel Studio-hosted TLC and Colonel Smart events)

Dr. Janna Vice Award for Student Scholarship

This award is given to a member of the Noel Studio staff who has exemplified a commitment to advancing academic excellence at EKU through scholarly and creative endeavors.

Criteria for Selection: The applicant’s materials should demonstrate

●      Production of a piece of scholarship or creative activity that offers a major contribution to academic excellence at EKU, Noel Studio consulting and learning experiences, and beyond

●      Development of a substantial single-authored, collaborative, or faculty mentored project that might include a scholarly manuscript, scholarly presentation, creative production, research poster, or other production

●      Active promotion of academic excellence in Noel Studio pedagogy or programming through scholarly and creative endeavors

Noel Scholars Program

Each year, Noel Studio Consultants can apply for the Noel Scholars program awards. The Noel Scholars program provides Consultants the opportunity to apply for travel funding to present research related to studio pedagogy at regional and national conferences. To apply for this award, Consultants must be accepted for conference presentation (or the equivalent) related to Noel Studio pedagogy and enhancement of teaching and learning in the space. Consultants can also apply for the award after their proposal is submitted, but applicants with accepted proposals will be considered. Proof of acceptance is required for full consideration.

Suggested EKU Campus Inolvement:
Accepted conference presentation or the equivalent related to Noel Studio pedagogy and enhancement of teaching and learning in the space.

Number of Awards: 2

Award Value: $750

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