Faculty Excellence Awards (“merit”) are established pursuant to the applicable CBA. Procedures and timelines for determining Faculty Excellence Awards for any given year shall be conducted in accordance with guidelines issued by the Office of the Provost. Each time Faculty Excellence Awards are included in the CBA, credentials and documentation submitted by Faculty members in the Faculty Information System supported by the University will be used to evaluate those Faculty members who wish to be considered for merit.
The CAC reviews the credentials and documentation submitted by each Faculty member and makes recommendations to the Dean by rank ordering Faculty members for merit awards. The Dean reviews the recommendations provided by the CAC and the documentation submitted by the Faculty members as part of the Faculty Excellence Award review process before making his/her independent recommendation for merit awards.