Faculty Resources

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Faculty Governance

Faculty Senate governs the policies of Case Western Reserve University faculty as well as represents the faculty and its interests.

Faculty Senate’s powers and obligations include making recommendations to the university faculty and to the President for consideration and transmittal to the Board of Trustees. Much of the work of the Faculty Senate is done through committees. Information about the Faculty Senate can be found in the ‌‌Faculty Handbook.

CWRU Faculty Senate members are elected using a formula found in the Constitution of the University Faculty, located in Chapter 2 of the Faculty Handbook‌. In addition to faculty, the senate includes an undergraduate student, a graduate student and a professional school student.

A number of human resource policies and procedures apply exclusively to faculty. These policies and procedures can be found in the Faculty Handbook.

Specific Policies
  • General University Policies and procedures 
  • Faculty Parental Leave: Interpretive Guide
  • Paid Parental Leave Policy 
  • Sabbaticals and Leaves
  • Conciliation and Mediation

In addition to overarching university policies, each school has developed guidelines for faculty.  Each constituent faculty is governed in accordance with its by-laws. These by-laws are adopted by the college’s or school’s faculty and ratified by the Faculty Senate and can be found at case.edu/facultysenate/handbook-by-laws/school-by-laws.

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Awards and Grants

University Awards

The Inamori award was created to emphasize innovation and excellence in teaching and mentoring. It recognizes an outstanding mentor who has passed on his or her wisdom as a subject matter expert and has given insightful guidance on such matters as research ethics, generating innovative concepts, the presentation of ideas, curricular development and effective teaching.

The title of Distinguished University Professor is the highest honor bestowed by the university to members of the faculty. It is a permanent, honorific title that acknowledges the outstanding contributions of full-time, tenured professors with a distinguished academic record of extraordinary research, scholarship, teaching and service.

Given for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring.

Given for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Given for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring.

  • Postdoctoral Mentoring Award

The Postdoctoral Mentoring Award recognizes an outstanding mentor who has passed on his/her wisdom as a subject-matter expert and has given insightful guidance on such matters as research ethics, generating innovative concepts, and the presentation of ideas, curricular development, effective teaching, and leadership.

This award goes to a full-time woman faculty member with a current faculty appointment in the School of Medicine at CWRU, and with five years or more experience at the assistant professor or associate professor level but who has not yet obtained tenure or promotion to the full professor level.

For a full-time female faculty member with a current faculty appointment in the School of Medicine at CWRU at the instructor level or in the first five years of her career since appointment to the assistant professor level (at any institution).

The CasePREP Excellence in Mentoring Award is given to an outstanding PREP (Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program) mentor that has opened their laboratory to host PREP Scholars and has provided outstanding mentorship and service to the CasePREP experience.

    • The Diversity Achievement Award

    Given to a student, a faculty member and a staff member for a total of three awards each year.

    The award is administered by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. The prize honors one woman from each school at Case Western Reserve for their excellence in research and scholarship. Schools choose their recipients.

    The ACES+ award provides small amounts of supplemental support for current or proposed projects and activities where funding is difficult to obtain. These might include seed funding for unusual research opportunities or training, grants to support writing of books and more.

    The ACES+ award provides small amounts of supplemental support for current or proposed projects and activities where funding is difficult to obtain. These might include seed funding for unusual research opportunities or training, grants to support writing of books and more.

    For a full-time female faculty member with a current faculty appointment in the School of Medicine at CWRU at the instructor level or in the first five years of her career since appointment to the assistant professor level (at any institution).

    Faculty Development Campus Groups page

    Affinity Groups for Networking and Support

    The number of Asian faculty is steadily growing at CWRU. These faculty members, with their ethnical and cultural backgrounds, bring exceptional perspective and tremendous value to the CWRU and Cleveland community. On the other hand, Asian faculty members also face particular needs and challenges in their career development and growth. This concern was highlighted by a recent CWRU-wide faculty satisfaction survey. The data indicate that Asian faculties have the strongest reservation for their career prospective at Case. With support from the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, we are initiating an effort to establish a CWRU Asian Faculty Association (AFA). For more information, visit the Asian Faculty Association page.

    The CWRU Faculty Parents’ Group is a campus wide organization that provides information, support, and advocacy regarding family issues and work-life integration on campus. Informal and formal events are hosted throughout the year for sharing resources and moral support as well as communicating across the university. For more information, visit the Parents' Group page.

    The purpose of the group is to bring together Hispanic/Latino faculty and staff from across the campus for cultural awareness, friendship, student recruitment and retention and public service. All, regardless of race or ethnicity, are invited to join the group.

    For more information, please visit https://case.edu/diversity/faculty-staff/campus-organizations-and-resources/alianza

    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allies (LGBTQA) Research Group is a joint project of the Office of Faculty Development, the LGBT Center and the CWRU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allies (LGBTQA) Committee. This new interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and administrators focuses on scholarly endeavors and research projects and/or initiatives related to LGBTQA studies.

    The LGBTQ Research Group meets for short presentations on current LGBTQA research on campus, guest speakers, and other topics of interest.

    For more information, please visit https://case.edu/facultydevelopment/lgbtq-research-group.

    The mission of the Women Faculty School of Medicine organization at Case Western Reserve University is to provide:

    1. Professional Development opportunities for women faculty in the School of Medicine.
    2. Advocacy on behalf of women in academic medicine at CWRU and affiliates.
    3. Networking among women and leaders in academic medicine to promote academic, professional, and personal growth.

    For more information visit http://casemed.case.edu/wfsom/.