The Hatch Awards are given to faculty annually. They are nominated by alumni based on how influential a faculty member was to their personal development and career success.
The Hatch Scholarship Award
The award honors Monmouth professors who have distinguished records of scholarship. Scholarship in this context includes faculty-student research projects, pedagogical research, creative activities and traditional research in peer-reviewed publications.
The award is conferred by a committee appointed by Faculty Senate, with representation from fine arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. Award recipients from the previous year are ineligible during the immediately following academic year.
The Hatch Teaching Award
The award honors professors whose teaching or mentoring have changed the lives of their students. After graduation and upon thoughtful reflection, former students realize how specific professors have changed their lives. The impact might have come from a rigorous, inspiring course that made all the difference in graduate school or on the job; through providing difficult advice in a caring manner; or by teaching an independent study or serving as a mentor.
The Hatch Service Award
The service award honors individuals and groups (individual departments, committees, informal faculty groups as well as mixed groups of faculty and staff) that do especially noteworthy work for the College. Recipients from the last three years (or representatives from the awarded groups) serve on the selection committee.