ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE: FACULTY AND STAFF AWARDS

The President's Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, & Creativity

Nomination form { Word version  39KB }  { PDF version  40 KB }

The President's Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creativity is designed to provide incentives, rewards, and a public forum to acknowledge faculty and staff who have attained excellence in research, scholarship, or creative activity.  Up to four awards will be given each year.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
Evidence should be provided for one or more of the following in order to document strength, scope, and magnitude of contribution and evidence of quality.

  1. Recent significant research or theoretical construct published in a major professional journal.
  2. A major book or its equivalent.
  3. A recent major consultancy, grant, or commission at the national or international level, or invitation to present research at a national or international forum.
  4. A recent solo, invitational, or juried exhibition at the national or international level.
  5. A recent major performance or composition, recognition of research or theoretical contribution, or some other special achievement resulting in significant recognition at the national or international level.
  6. An important patent or invention.

By "recent" is meant the latest five year period.

NOMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
Faculty and staff may nominate themselves or be nominated by a colleague and/or department. Nomination is made by submission of the following to the provost and vice president for academic affairs:

  1. Nomination form
  2. Current vita.
  3. A letter of nomination describing importance of the activity being considered.
  4. Copies of materials to be considered (i.e., books, articles, exhibition programs, etc.).
  5. Letter of support from department chairperson, director, or supervisor.
  6. At least four letters of support from professional colleagues evaluating the nominee's work, with at least two external letters.

Letters of support should make the case that the candidate merits this particular award, and should discuss the scope and significance of the candidate's contribution. Such letters are meant to play an important role similar to external letters of support in an application for promotion.

Support files will be reviewed by a committee of three teaching faculty, one professional, one librarian, one student, one senate representative, and one presidential appointee.  Recommendations will be submitted by the committee to the provost and vice president for academic affairs and then forwarded to the president for final approval.

Recipients of the President's Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creativity will receive an award stipend that will be funded by the SUCB Research Foundation.