Submitted by the Faculty Affairs
1. The signed statement of accuracy
2. The vita (not more than ten pages)
3. Summary and discussion of achievements
4. A one-page summary statement vita (submitted separately)
Nominees who submit materials that do not meet these guidelines, or who fail to submit all materials the Faculty Association Email Address (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2016, will not be considered further.
The Screening Committee will consist of one elected representative from each of the five colleges, the current President of the Faculty Association, plus five recipients of the Distinguished Professor Award with these recipients selected in reverse chronological order. The Faculty Association President shall replace by appointment any member of the Screening Committee who cannot participate fully in the selection of the two finalists; any such replacement shall be selected from the constituency represented by that member. The Faculty Association President shall convene the Committee, which will elect its own Chairperson.The Committee will choose two nominees as finalists. The Committee shall make this choice solely on the basis of the nominees' merits, and without consideration for other factors such as departmental affiliation or professional rank of present nominees or past award winners. In unanticipated situations when a Screening Committee member has read all nominees' vitae but cannot attend the meeting when finalists are selected, that member may vote absentee only on a preliminary straw ballot.After the Screening Committee selects two nominees as finalists, each member shall immediately vote by secret ballot for one person to actually receive the Award. The Committee Chairperson shall collect the ballots. The votes will remain sealed and uncounted until after the election by members of the Faculty Association. If no tie exists in the Faculty Association election, the Screening Committee votes shall be destroyed without being counted. If a tie exists, the Screening Committee votes shall be tallied to determine the Award recipient. In such an event, the actual count of the Screening Committee shall not be divulged unless so requested by the finalist who was selected for the Award.The Committee does have the prerogative not to recommend anyone for the award if, in the members' judgment, the nominee pool does not contain an individual whose accomplishments merit the designation of Distinguished Professor.
In the April Faculty Association agenda, the Faculty Association Office will publish the one-page summary of the two final nominees’vitasummary statements. Final choice of the recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award, from the two nominees put forward by the Screening Committee, will be by a vote of the members of the Faculty Association at the annual meeting in April. Voting shall take place over a two day period. The President of the Faculty Association will notify by letter both the winner and the runner-up for the Distinguished Professor Award. The runner-up award, consisting of $3000. will be given to the nominee receiving the fewer votes.
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