About the Faculty Awards Banquet 2017

Each year SOCHE hosts an awards banquet honoring faculty from each SOCHE member institution. Academic officers at each university select faculty based on each institution’s criteria, with special consideration of demonstrated excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship throughout the past academic year. This year we will also honor the Diversity and Inclusion Award Winners. We at SOCHE are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Faculty Excellence Award Winners and the SOCHE Diversity and Inclusion Award Winners on Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Dayton Art Institute from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Gothic Cloister. Registration opens at 11:30 AM.

Check in at the registration table, located in the Rotunda of the Dayton Art Institute, upon arrival to confirm your attendance and for detailed instructions.

This year SOCHE ED will be held the morning of the Faculty Awards Banquet! We have a special rate which includes both the Faculty Awards Banquet AND the SOCHE ED conference. SOCHE ED 2017 will focus on student engagement and collaboration for the future. SOCHE will host Elizabeth Barkley who will introduce a dynamic, 5-component model for understanding what 'student engagement' means and provide examples of collaborative learning techniques for each component what can help elicit students' best work in today's varied teaching and learning contexts.

The special event will also feature Gilbert King, the 2013 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Nonfiction Runner Up as the awards banquet keynote speaker. SOCHE looks forward to honoring our 2016-2017 award winners!


November 3 Faculty Awards Banquet
11:30 AM REGISTRATION OPENS - Gothic Cloister
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM LUNCH - Gothic Cloister
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONS - Gothic Cloister
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Gilbert King - Gothic Cloister
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM AWARDS CEREMONY - Gothic Cloister
3:00 PM CLOSING - Gothic Cloister

When and Where

November 3, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park N
Dayton, Ohio


Banquet Only Pricing
$35 ALL Attendees

Both Banquet and SOCHE ED Pricing
$125 Members
$175 Non-Members

Faculty Awards Banquet Speaker

Gilbert King

Gilbert King is the author of Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. A New York Times bestseller, the book was also named runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for non-fiction and was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. King is originally from Schenectady, New York. He has written about Supreme Court history and the death penalty for the New York Times and the Washington Post, and he is a featured contributor to Smithsonian magazine and The Marshall Project. His earlier book, The Execution of Willie Francis was published in 2008. He lives in New York City with his wife, two daughters, and a French Bulldog named Louis.

View this Year's Award Winners

Follow the link below to view this year's Faculty Excellence Award and Diversity & Inclusion Award winners.