1. During each award period, the Provost shall request nominations, which may come from department Chairs/Directors, Deans, Faculty advisory body, or individual Faculty members. Those who are nominating colleagues (or self) for this award should provide a discipline-specific context so that reviewers of the nominations understand how to assess the achievement of “national or international recognition.” A standard form for nominations will be distributed by the Provost’s office and nominations will be collected by the unit administrator for each academic unit on this form.
2. At regional campuses, in Colleges without Departments or Schools, or in the University Libraries the Dean will consult with the appropriate Faculty advisory body and make a recommendation to the Provost. This recommendation will include all nomination forms submitted, and a summary listing the names and academic units of all Faculty members nominated, whether or not the College or the Campus recommended an award, and the amount recommended (if any).
3. In Colleges with Departments or Schools, the Chair/Director will consult with the FAC and make a recommendation to the Dean. This recommendation will include all nomination forms submitted, and a summary listing the names and academic units of all Faculty members nominated, whether or not the Department/School recommended an award, and the amount recommended (if any). The Dean will then consult with the CAC regarding the nominations and recommendations from the Department/School level before making a recommendation to the Provost which will include all materials provided to the Dean by the Department or School in addition to the Dean’s recommendation.
4. The Provost shall make a final recommendation of the awardees which is subject to the approval of the President. President’s Faculty Excellence Awards will be distributed at the beginning of the next academic year, and will become part of the Faculty member’s base annual contract salary. The awards will be added to the Faculty member’s salary after all other applicable salary increments have been entered.