Bromilow Awards

In 1978, the Bromilow endowed awards for faculty and staff excellence were established to perpetuate the high standard of excellence that Dean Bromilow strove to maintain. The monetary awards are derived from earnings from donations by family, alumni and friends matched by endowments established through appropriations by the New Mexico State Legislature.

No more fitting tribute could be made to Dean Frank Bromilow than for us to gather each year to honor those who continue to provide the highest standards of engineering education including the faculty, staff and students.

Bromilow Outstanding Staff Service Award (Staff)

This award recognizes outstanding contributions, superior service and special contributions to the college. Such activities to be considered are long-term service, student organization assistance or support, election or appointment as an officer or committee member in a college, university or community organization that serves students, staff or faculty members, or the public at large. Nominees can be either exempt or non-exempt and must be at least .75 percent full-time employees.

Recognition will be for superior service, such as:

  • Long-term service,
  • Assistance to student organizations,
  • Election or appointment to service as an officer in a university or community organization serving the students, staff or the public,
  • Outstanding service on university committees, and
  • Special contributions to respective departments.

Bromilow Teaching Excellence Award (Faculty)

Philosophy – An excellent teacher must above all document his or her effectiveness at knowledge transferal and ability to induce critical thinking. Student evaluations are the primary instrument of assessing teaching skills as they represent feedback from those who are extended observers of and beneficiaries of these skills. Other evaluations allow one to complete the picture of his or her abilities as a teacher. Faculty who consider themselves to be excellent teachers must be able to demonstrate that they remain current with existing practice in ones field as well as with new developments that will enhance this practice. Excellent teachers will be able to demonstrate growth as a teacher and, over their career, demonstrate productivity in all major areas detailed below.

  • Teaching: Must demonstrate effectiveness in the classroom as indicated by objective and standardized student evaluations and at least one of the following:
    • Peer evaluation
    • Alumni evaluation
    • Administrative evaluation
    • Other (teaching awards, etc.)
  • Curricula Development: Must show excellence in at least two or effectiveness in all of the following:
    • New course development.
    • Research generated concepts brought to the classroom.
    • New teaching procedures brought to the classroom.
    • Committee work in support of curricula development.
  • Publications/Promotion of Teaching: Must show excellence in at least two or effectiveness in all of the following:
    • Promotion of new teaching ideas e.g. invited speaker at a teaching seminar or speaker at an education conference.
    • Active membership in societies that promote teaching excellence, e.g. American Society of Engineering Education.
  • Student Activities:
    • Advising, helping to solve student problems.
    • Setting up or working in a tutoring laboratory.
    • Active participation as a Faculty Advisor of a student organization.
    • Promotion of student participation in off-campus activities (Student paper contests, field trips, design contests, etc.)
    • Working to secure employment for students.
    • Activities in support of student recruitment.
  • Laboratories:
    • Development of innovative experiments or models.
    • Knowledgeable in the operation of equipment.
    • Obtaining equipment, materials or funding in support of teaching from outside sources.
    • Working with students on projects.
  • Alternate Teaching Environments:
    • Development of computer-assisted education.
    • Participation in distance education.
    • Off-campus teaching.
    • Development of or participation in short courses or schools.