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Outstanding Scholarship/Creative Activity Award

Purpose of award:
To recognize outstanding Scholarly/Creative Activity by a faculty member in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences over a period of at least five years ending in the spring of the year the award is made.

Nomination/Application procedure:

  • Each department may nominate one of its faculty members for this award each year using its internal governance process. 
  • The department chair will inform the nominee by letter that he/she has been nominated.
  • If the nominee accepts the nomination, the department chair will notify the CAHSS office no later than 5:00 pm on December 21 of the current academic year.
  • The nominee will compile a packet of materials indicating the extent and significance of his/her achievements in the area of scholarly/creative activity over a period of five years, due electronically to the CAHSS office no later than 5:00 pm, February 1 of the current academic year.
  • The packet should provide:
    • Thorough and pertinent professional biographical data and evidence supporting the fulfillment of the criteria cited below.
    •  It should also include a current vita and no more than ten pages of other relevant supporting materials.
    • Student and alumni comments and recommendations are encouraged
  • The department chair will provide a chair letter of support, accompanied by the original nomination letter, as part of the packet.

Criteria for the Selection of Recipients
Criteria for this award include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • A record of refereed, discipline-related publications, including articles, books or chapters in books, monographs, and other refereed or commissioned publications
  • A record of producing, publishing, exhibiting, or performing creative work which has been subjected to juried and/or critical review
  • A record of presenting refereed, discipline-related papers, speeches, lectures, and accounts of research at institutions, conventions, workshops, and symposia
  • Recognition, awards, and honors from professional societies and organizations related to the faculty member’s academic discipline
  • A record of participation in post-doctoral programs, institutes, clinics, conventions, internships, and workshops in the faculty member’s discipline, especially those where participants were competitively selected