Distinguished Faculty Award
Purpose of award:
To recognize faculty of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for sustained outstanding professional achievement in at least two of the following areas:
- Instructional Excellence
- Scholarly/Creative Activity
It is expected that a nominee for this award will have received CAHSS awards in at least two of these three areas. (Equivalent recognition to the CAHSS awards may be considered.)
- 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, 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
Criteria for the Selection of Recipients
This criterion may include recommendations by alumni, students, and colleagues; development of innovative programs; recognition and awards for teaching by professional or university organizations; professional success of former students; and basic concern for students as shown through the quality of lectures and other in-class activities, availability to students, and contact outside the classroom. Candidate will ordinarily have received the CAHSS Excellence in Teaching Award or equivalent recognition.
Sustained achievements over time as a teacher, scholar, performer, or creator. Examples of such achievement include, but are not limited to, publications, exceptional artistic achievements, and contributions to the expansion of knowledge. Candidate will ordinarily have received the CAHSS Scholarly/Creative Activity Award or equivalent recognition.
Outstanding University Service: Included in this category is distinguished service on university committees and/or external university assignments (e.g., an appointment as a UCM representative to a governor’s committee or council).
Professional Activities: This includes, but is not limited to, active participation and leadership in professional organizations and/or evidence of growth and the pursuit of excellence in the nominee’s discipline or related interest.
Candidate will ordinarily have received the CAHSS Meritorious Service Award or equivalent recognition.