Criteria, Performance Expectations and Department/School Procedures Relating to Faculty Excellence Awards

Faculty Excellence Awards are established pursuant to the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. 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.

Merit increments are allocated for efforts above and beyond minimum threshold performance. Two broadly-defined areas of demonstrated Faculty excellence are to be recognized through Faculty Excellence Awards: (1) Teaching/University Citizenship, including student advisement and efforts in support of student recruitment and retention activities of the School, College and/or University; and (2) demonstrated productivity and substantiated achievement in Scholarship and Creative Endeavor. Faculty will be expected to demonstrate their eligibility for Faculty Excellence Awards in part through their annual submission of workload summaries using the University’s electronic Faculty Information System.

Additional information regarding the submission and review process for Faculty Excellence Awards may be found in Appendix VI, Guidelines for the Submission and Evaluation of Evidence for Faculty Excellence Awards.