The award is open to all faculty members, librarians, counselors, and coaches, and faculty participating in the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP), and emeritus faculty. An individual is eligible to receive the award in each area only once.
The Committee for the Provost’s Awards for Excellence shall establish the timeline for the award process in the fall of each academic year. The Chair of the committee shall inform the academic community of nomination, application and award procedures and deadlines.
After receiving the nomination statements, the Committee for the Provost’s Award for Excellence shall invite all nominees to accept their nomination and provide materials identified as relevant for further consideration by the Committee. These materials are described in detail in the sections about each award. All materials must be submitted by the deadline and must conform to the guidelines above. Materials that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
The Committee will be broken into three subcommittees, one for each award. The Committee Chair shall serve on all three subcommittees, the Associate Provost shall serve on the Teaching and Service subcommittees, and the Associate Vice President for Research shall serve on the Scholarly and Creative Activity Subcommittee. The remaining committee members shall serve on one subcommittee.
The subcommittees shall carefully analyze the nomination statement and the materials submitted by the nominees using the established criteria that have been developed for this purpose. Each subcommittee shall recommend a ranked set of finalists to the committee as a whole. In the event that none of the candidates meet the high level of achievement expected for the award the subcommittee may chose not to recommend a set of finalists. The entire committee shall select the award recipients if any in each category by majority vote and forward the recommendations to the Provost.