Awards

Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award List of Required Information


Important Professional data:

  • List all academic degrees. Degree, year, field(s), institution, country if foreign. If necessary, explain the nature of the degree.
  • List all academic appointments you have held, beginning with highest rank at WMU. Include all pertinent information about these positions (years, ranks, institutions, tenure).
  • Honors granted by academic institutions or associations of appropriate scientific, literary, artistic or other professional standing.
  • Give date received, name of the honor, entity bestowing it, describe the rules, standards and numerical limits governing the bestowing of the honor).
  • List your major areas of expertise.  A complete list of the area(s) in which you primarily perform your creative activities. 
  • Professional activities that show that those in your field respect your expertise such as editorships, offices in professional associations, juror for exhibitions, etc.
  • Other Professional experience not listed previously.

Information on creative activities

 

1. Works of major scope. Examples would be—depending on the field:

  • books unsubsidized, except by professional organizations, and published by public publisher); 
  • artistic works that were displayed in shows generally regarded as juried major exhibitions,
  • won prizes or receive similar important recognition;
  • theatrical or musical creations (won prizes of established reputation and were performed in well-known important venues). 

These are only examples to indicate some of the yardsticks the Committee will use. Please, group all items into three categories:

  • works already published, exhibited, and/or performed
  • accepted for publication, exhibition and/or performance
  • submitted for these purposes.

Be advised, that only works already published, exhibited, and performed will be considered in the decisions of the Committee in a given year.

In citing the works follow the customs of your discipline. At the beginning of the line in which the work is cited the following: Year of.. code of whether au(thor) or ed(ditor) sub(sidized) or not sub(subsidized (Example: 2003 au ns/ Byrd, George World War II. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003))

2. Works of less scope and chance to convey your creativity. Examples would be—depending on the field:

  • articles in learned journals or similar publications,
  • scientific research reports or similar works in professional journals or publications,
  • display of works in juried exhibitions or performances in venues of less impact. 

Please group all items into three categories: works already published, exhibited, and/or performed

  • accepted for publication, exhibition and/or performance
  • submitted for these purpose

Be advised, that only works already published, exhibited, and performed will be considered in the decisions of the Committee in a given year. In citing the works follow the customs of your discipline, however,  at the beginning of the line in which the work is cited the following: Year of.. code of whether au(thor) or ed(itor) (Example: 1980 au “The Architecture of Florence” Renaissance Architecture 12 (April, 1980): 1-12.)

3. All evidence of critical reactions to your work. 
Evidence that the nominee’s work is noted on more than local scope as significantly creative and valuable is essential for being designated a Distinguished Faculty Scholar. Material that testifies to that fact is therefore of crucial importance. The kind of evidence will vary by discipline. The Committee asks that all evidence is submitted. Even a review being in tone mostly negative may not speak against the author when the reviewer just disagrees with the author but does not argue against the intrinsic value of the work under revenue. Evidence that results from regular critical assessments in the disciplines is important. Thus, copies of reviews of greater scope than mere notes need to be submitted.

  • works connected with professional conferences in your field. List of papers read
  • list of being panelist and chair
  • list of invited lectures and presentations

Monetary grants

  • Organized by year and displaying all relevant details

Program management and project management


Patents

  • Organized by year and displaying all relevant detail
 
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