General Principles

The purpose of Faculty Excellence Awards is both to award meritorious performance during the period reviewed and to motivate future meritorious performance. Three (3) broadly-defined categories of documented meritorious Faculty performance, consistent with the mission of the academic unit/campus and the evaluative criteria and relative weighting defined in the academic unit/campus section of the Faculty Handbook, are to be recognized through merit awards. Weighting in the three categories for the School of Foundations, Leadership, and Administration are as follows: (1) 40% for documented meritorious performance in research and/or creative activities; (2) 30% for documented meritorious performance in teaching; and (3) 30% for documented meritorious service to the unit/campus, college, University, and/or academic profession.