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A&S Outstanding Faculty Leadership and Service Award

Eligible Nominees: Tenured, tenure-track and instructional faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences are eligible for the Outstanding Faculty Leadership & Service Award. A faculty member may receive the Outstanding Faculty Leadership and Service Award more than once; but when an individual does receive the award, an interval of six years (including the year of the award) must pass before that person is eligible to receive the award again.

Criteria for Award Selection by College of Arts & Sciences Awards Committee

Evidence of excellence in service leadership should include a description of the individual's accomplishments and their impact in arenas such as departmental, college and university governance, institutional service, and community outreach that involves professional expertise. Possible contributions include:

  • Outstanding willingness to serve;
  • Leadership in bringing about change, solving problems, and establishing policies and procedure;
  • Work in recruitment and university public relations;
  • or any other area that establishes the individual as having contributed to the university beyond the scope of his or her position as teacher-scholar.

Nomination process

Nominations will be considered for one Outstanding Faculty Leadership and Service award each academic year. No specific limit is placed on the number of nominees from one department or program.

Nominations should come from:

  • Departments or programs, via an appropriate committee (e.g., evaluation, curriculum, promotion and tenure, advisory, or executive); or
  • Any fulltime faculty member. (Self-nominations are not acceptable.) Nominators and nominees need not be from the same department.

Nomination letters of up to three double-spaced pages should describe how the nominee meets the award criteria. Supporting material should be no more than ten pages. Nominations and supporting material should be sent in pdf format to Erin Thompson by March 30. Each nominator is responsible for assembling and documenting the necessary evidence in support of the nominee. The committee will assess each nominee based on service at the university, college, departmental and/or community levels.

Department chairs and program directors are encouraged to cooperate with any faculty member seeking evidence in support of a nomination. In addition, chairs and directors are encouraged to coordinate the nomination of a faculty member who is nominated by two or more colleagues, in order to reduce the possibility of duplicate nominations being sent to the Awards Committee.

Award Selection and Recognition

Selections will be made by the Arts & Sciences Awards Committee during Spring Semester, and the awards will be announced at the college Faculty and Staff Welcome Celebration in the Fall Semester of the next academic year. The award recipient will receive a certificate and financial award in recognition of this accomplishment.