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Award Guidelines

Regional Campus Outstanding Professor Award

Deadline: March 1

The Regional Campus Outstanding Professor Award honors faculty at regional campuses who have demonstrated excellence both in teaching and scholarship, as well as have an outstanding record of service to the campus and university as demonstrated over the last three years.

The Award Selection Committee, designated by the Executive Dean (Regional Campuses) in consultation with the campus deans is composed of five regional campus Group I faculty members, with one from each campus. Preference is given to previous Regional Campus Outstanding Professor Award recipients; committee composition may also be dependent on assuring representation across various disciplines. Each member on the committee will serve a three-year term. A minimum of three complete nominations must be received for an award to be made. The Committee may recommend up to two faculty members for the award annually if five complete nominations are received (one from each campus). However, the committee may choose not to recommend anyone if no nominees meet the award standards.

The recipient of the award carries the designation Outstanding Professor, Regional Campuses, for two years and receives an honorarium of $3,000 annually for each of those two years. The awardees are not eligible for nomination for the award again for three years after the previous selection.

Nomination, Criteria, and Timelines

Nominations for the Regional Campus Outstanding Professor Award are generated at each of the regional campuses. Each campus may make one nomination per year. Nominees must be a fulltime, Group I faculty member who has served at the nominating campus for a minimum of three years and must have an outstanding record of achievement in some combination of excellence in teaching, as acknowledged by peers and students; design and implementation of innovative approaches in teaching; consistent record of quality scholarship in the discipline, teaching, or engagement; work with students and student organizations; leadership in campus, university, and professional organizations; and civic and community activities directly germane to the educational objectives of the regional campus.

Each regional campus will conduct a nomination and selection process resulting in the name of one nominee per campus sent by the campus Dean to the RHE Selection Committee by March 1 of each year.

Nominees who wish to be considered for the Award by the RHE Selection Committee must submit a current detailed curriculum vitae and a one-page rationale for nomination highlighting outstanding accomplishments over the past three years in each of the three major areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. The summary of activities must not exceed a maximum length of fifteen pages and must observe standard margins of one inch with one and a half line spacing. All materials for the campus nominated candidate, along with a Letter of Recommendation from the Campus Nominating Committee and a Letter of Recommendation from the Academic Division Coordinator must be sent by the campus Dean and received by Office of Regional Higher Education (attention: Chris Gabriel) not later than March 1 of each year. The Selection Committee will meet in mid-Spring Semester and awards will be announced before late Spring Semester and will be presented at an appropriate occasion.


Announcements Soliciting Nominations -- Fall Semester

March 1 Submission of all Selected Candidate Information to RHE Office

Selection by Award Selection Committee and Announcement of Awards(s) before late Spring Semester