The award was first presented at the 7th Primetime Emmy Awards on March 7, 1955 to Judith Anderson for her performance as Lady Macbeth on the Hallmark Hall of Fame episode " Macbeth ". It has undergone several name changes, with the category split into two categories at the 25th Primetime Emmy Awards —Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program – Drama or Comedy and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series. By the 31st Primetime Emmy Awards , the categories were merged into one, and has since undergone several name changes, leading to its current title.
An Outstanding Faculty Award Workshop was hosted by SCHEV on April 14, 2015 to provide information and advice to institutions regarding how to prepare nomination packages. SCHEV staff provided an overview of the award timeline, process and substantive criteria. This was followed by panel discussions that highlighted successful practices for preparing nomination packages and provided advice from reviewers and recent award recipients. The YouTube video is a 30-minute condensation of the most captivating moments of the three-hour event.
Here is a breakdown of the segments and location in the video: