Academic Service Award Special Committee

In recognition of the important role of service among Senate constituents, this initiative will develop an Academic Service Award, presented annually to a faculty, chair, assistant chair, or teaching staff member who demonstrates cumulative and ongoing contributions to service (broadly defined). The recipient will address graduates at Awards Convocation each spring.

Members, 2021–22

The Academic Service Award Committee consists of 5–9 voting members, a majority of them faculty: the chair of the committee, who is elected by the Senate from among faculty constituents; and at least four Senate constituents drawn from different schools, as well as the Library and, jointly, those departments not associated with a school, who shall be ineligible for the award their term of service. Committee members need not be senators to be elected.

  • Amanda Huynh, Chair (Assistant Professor, Industrial Design, School of Design)
  • TBD

Senate officers are non-voting ex-officio members of every Senate committee unless otherwise elected, appointed, or specified.

Duties

The Research Recognition Award Committee:

  • coordinates nominations of faculty members for the annual award,
  • determines eligibility and criteria of excellence in research to guide review of candidates,
  • recommends the Research Recognition Award candidate(s) to the Senate, and
  • periodically reviews the effectiveness of its outreach and procedures.

The committee chair, as well as part-time faculty serving on the committee, will receive compensation according to the Senate Compensation Policy and Standing Rules.

Duties

The Academic Service Award Committee will:

  • develop the criteria and eligibility for the award (for review by the Senate),
  • conduct and review nominations for the award (time permitting) and 
  • recommend to the Senate a candidate for the first award (time permitting).

The committee chair, as well as part-time faculty serving on the committee, will receive compensation according to the Senate Compensation Policy and Standing Rules.

ASA Selection Process

TBD