University of Phoenix recognized Faculty Appreciation Week 2022, which took place on May 2-6, by announcing the recipients of its annual Phoenix500 awards. As part of the University’s Faculty Rewards and Recognition Program, Phoenix500 honors the top 500 faculty members as selected by students and faculty colleagues, who nominate recipients for their contributions to fostering the students’ learning. This recognition is a mark of appreciation for their outstanding work and commitment as top faculty members.
Phoenix500 Honors the Dedication of Faculty Members
The Phoenix500 awards recognize the commitment of faculty members across the University. John Woods, Ph.D., provost and chief academic officer at the University explained that Phoenix500 honors faculty members who go above and beyond in providing engagement and support for students to maximize their learning. He also remarked on the continued dedication of the University’s faculty, which is evident in the fact that many of the 2022 Phoenix500 recipients have received the award before.
The University’s faculty shares a mutual desire to positively influence future community leaders, particularly because they understand that education has the power to transform lives. Along with the annual Phoenix500 awards recognition, the University supports faculty members by providing them with access to professional development programs where they attend workshops and receive support from mentors.
Outstanding Faculty Members Across Seven Colleges
Staff and students nominate the top 500 faculty members for their outstanding teaching and support across the seven colleges of the University, which include the following.
1. College of Business and Information Technology
The College of Business and Information Technology provides its faculty with opportunities to positively impact students through education to help them develop meaningful careers.
2. College of Doctoral Studies
The College of Doctoral Studies is a community of scholars that launched in 2002 with a mission to help doctoral students rise as scholars and leaders in their fields. The career-focused doctoral programs and research centers support students as they learn to conduct research as a foundation for creative action in their organizations and communities.
3. College of Education
The College of Education has offered programs to support America’s educators for over four decades. The College shows commitment to excellence and innovation as it continues to address the needs of schools and school districts throughout the United States.
4. College of General Studies
The College of General Studies places emphasis on developing its students’ critical thinking, communication, problem-solving skills and decision-making skills. Its courses prepare students for academic success and deeper levels of understanding and achievement in personal and professional pursuits.
5. College of Health Professions
The College of Health Professions ambitiously strives to be the premier provider of post-licensure healthcare administration and management and healthcare support courses, certificates and programs.
6. College of Nursing
The College of Nursing has been helping nurses advance their skills and careers for over 40 years. The focus has always been on providing quality education to working nurses through programs that are affordable, flexible and aligned with industry needs and standards.
7. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences practitioner faculty members facilitate education for current and aspiring public safety professionals that seek to develop and enhance the application of law enforcement to serve the public. Faculty members comprise leadership representatives from local, state and federal organizations.
How University of Phoenix Staff Can Win a Phoenix500 Award
In addition to going above and beyond in their engagement with and support for students, University of Phoenix faculty members must meet eligibility requirements to become a Phoenix500 award recipient. The minimum eligibility requirements for University staff to win an award include being active and in good standing as a faculty member, earning “Meets Expectations” on all elements of their latest Faculty Performance Evaluation (FPE), and facilitating a minimum of four courses in the last 12 months as the primary instructor.
Charity Jennings, Ed.D., a College of Education and College of Business and Information Technology faculty member at University of Phoenix and a 2022 Phoenix500 recipient, said that being recognized as one of the top 500 faculty members at the University validates the contributions she has made and motivates her to keep improving her teaching and student support. Jennings noted that it is the diligence of her students to their education and career goals that inspires her to devote her expertise and time to enable meaningful learning experiences.
University of Phoenix’s Commitment to Staff and Students
The annual tradition of recognizing the contributions of its faculty members not only demonstrates the University’s appreciation for its community leaders but also represents University of Phoenix and its overall commitment to support the development and growth of staff and students.
About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is dedicated to advancing the educational goals of adult and nontraditional learners and to helping students navigate the career options and degree programs best suited to their interests. The University’s degree programs are aligned with many in-demand career paths including in cybersecurity, nursing and business, and they provide flexible start dates, online classes and numerous scholarship opportunities to make it possible for anyone to earn the degree they need to succeed.
In addition, University of Phoenix’s Career Services for Life® commitment to active students and graduates provides the resources required to be competitive in the workforce for no additional charge. These services include career guidance, resume and interview support and education and networking opportunities. To learn more, visit www.phoenix.edu.
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