Changes to the NRF eligibility and submission process have been implemented. These changes will take effect in the 2021-2022 academic year starting with the Summer 2021 cycle.
Recognizing Faculty for Exemplary Educational Contributions
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.
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. This mini-portfolio is peer-reviewed by a panel of faculty. Those meeting specified criteria will receive the award.
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. Then, 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.
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 patient letters (current or historical), notes, cards, or documents from patients or patients' family members. It is, however, acceptable to include unsolicited historical letters or records from members of the health care team, past trainees, and employee/staff. Please make sure that such support letters do not contain references to patient information or identifiers. Please do NOT solicit letters of support from your current trainees. 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.