The Provost’s Award for Excellence is a new award that recognizes outstanding faculty accomplishments in the areas of Teaching, Service, and Scholarly and Creative Activities. These awards are awarded for faculty accomplishments that exceed the norm expected of faculty at Cal Poly Pomona.
The Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award was instituted in 2014 to recognize faculty. Students nominate faculty who have made significant contributions to their learning and development, and an alumni committee makes the final selections. This award reflects the relationship between dedicated students and exceptional faculty.
The Wall of COOL, "Celebrating Outstanding Online Courses," has recognized excellent online and hybrid course design by Cal Poly Pomona faculty since 2008! See short videos and interviews describing their "COOL" courses. In 2014, the Wall of COOL includes face-to-face courses that incorporate technology -- we're expanding our scope while keeping our "COOL" name!
The Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards recognize faculty and staff members who excel in helping students reach their potential. The awardees are chosen by faculty, staff and students from their college or division.
The Hart Award recognizes faculty members who are regarded as role models and leaders, both on campus and in the community. The award was established in 1996 following the death of George P. Hart, a well-respected 30-year member of the Political Science department and an associate dean in the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences. Hart had also served on the Academic Senate for 15 years.
Celebrated annually since 1986, the Golden Leaves program honors members of the Cal Poly Pomona campus community who recently authored or edited a book. The event is jointly sponsored by the University Library and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The event celebrates campus authors and the book format, which has continued to remain viable throughout the course of many centuries.