Distinguished Professor Nomination
Updated December 20, 2012
Qualifications for Distinguished Professors
The title of Distinguished Professor may be awarded to full professors with the following qualifications:
- Outstanding research, teaching, and/or public service contributions that are widely recognized nationally, and/or internationally, as appropriate.
- Extraordinary level of productivity and impact in his/her field of study that goes well beyond the existing high expectations for full professors on campus.
- A level of productivity and impact that has been demonstrated for an extended period of time.
- Pre-eminence in his/her field of study.
- Recognition by professional organizations for outstanding contributions to the field (e.g., receipt of national awards).
- A person who would be a major loss to the University if he/she were to leave and would impact on the University’s national and international reputation.
- A person considered to be a role model for faculty and students.
- Nominations are initiated by a Department. Each Department Personnel Committee (DPC) recommends up to one faculty member for Distinguished Professor by September 15. The DPC forwards to the College Personnel Committee (CPC), via Tracy Tudryn in the Dean's Office, its recommendation/justification and the prospective candidate’s CV. At this stage, faculty members are unaware of any recommendation.
- The CPC reviews all nominations and makes its recommendation(s) to the Dean. Up to two faculty from SBS may be nomination. The Dean notifies each nominee and his/her department of the decision by October 15. At this point, the faculty member(s) is(are) notified, outside letters are solicited, and each nomination is accompanied by a full dossier of relevant material, including a curriculum vita, departmental letter of nomination, letters of support, and other evidence supporting the nomination.
- Final nomination materials should reach the Dean’s office no later than January 7.
- The Dean then adds a letter to the materials and forwards it on to the Provost's Office no later than January 14.
- When the Provost and Chancellor concur, the nomination is forwarded to the President's Office for consideration. When the President concurs, the recommendation is forwarded to the Board of Trustees.