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College Scholar Award

Award Criteria

  • Original scholarly research activities or consulting, the product of which makes a significant, well recognized contribution to the discipline.
  • Creative efforts (concerts, recitals, performances, exhibits, recordings, films, and other professional activities) which contribute to the discipline as acknowledged by critical reviews from reputable sources outside the immediate university community.
  • Professional contributions to learned societies/organizations which make a significant, well recognized contribution to the discipline or field.
  • Successful development or implementation of externally sponsored (grants/contracts) projects of a scope which make a significant, well recognized contribution to the knowledge base of the discipline or the quality and vitality of University programs.
  • Leadership roles in continuing education and peer professions which demonstrate exceptional competence.

Guidelines for Supporting Materials

The following lists are intended as guidelines for submitting materials in support of nominations for college awards. They are not intended to be all-inclusive or restrictive. Nominees for college awards are encouraged to submit those materials that present the most accurate, accessible, and conclusive evidence of merit for the each award. All nominees are requested to submit a 1-2 page narrative summarizing how your teaching, scholarship, or service addresses the relevant criteria. Nominees should also update their CV in Digital Measures by the submission deadline in addition to submitting their supporting materials electronically. The materials submitted should not exceed 2 to 3 pieces of evidence per award.

The following supporting materials (in addition to others) may be submitted for review by the Awards Committee. (Nominees are not required to submit all materials listed - only 2 to 3 pieces of evidence.)

  • Evidence of citation frequency
  • Information about publishers’ and journals’ acceptance rates
  • Statement of philosophy of professional activity, or statement of research agenda and explanation of its contribution to discipline and university 
  • Letter(s) from experts in the field regarding quality and/or promise of research and publications
  • Other recognitions received for research, scholarship, or publication