Deadlines approaching for faculty-staff awards
Jan. 8, 2007
KALAMAZOO--Deadlines for four important Western Michigan University awards for faculty and staff members are coming up in January, and eligible members of the University community are encouraged to get nomination packets in as soon as possible.
The deadline for the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award is Saturday, Jan. 20; deadlines for the Distinguished Service Award, Emerging Scholar Award and Distinguished Teaching Award are Friday, Jan. 26. WMU students, alumni, faculty, staff, retirees and emeriti are eligible to submit nominations for one or more of the awards.
The Distinguished Teaching Award, recently revived, honors outstanding classroom instruction. Nominations by students and alumni are highly desired by the award committee. Up to three awards will be made this spring. Guidelines and nomination forms are available at www.wmich.edu/provost/announcements. For more information, contact Dr. Katherine Joslin, chair of the Distinguished Teaching Award Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-2599. Who can nominate: students, alumni and full-time faculty.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes exceptional service to WMU through innovative and effective programs, service in areas and organizations that contribute to the growth and stature of the University, or service that extends the impact and presence of the University into larger communities. Up to two faculty or staff members will be presented with the award this spring. Guidelines and nomination forms are available at www.wmich.edu/provost/announcements. For more information, contact Michele McLaughlin, chair of the Distinguished Service Award Committee, at email@example.com or (269) 387-3869. Who can nominate: full-time faculty and administrative staff.
The Emerging Scholar Award is a new honor that celebrates the contributions of faculty who are in the first decade of their careers at WMU and who, by virtue of their contributions to scholarship or creative activity, have achieved national recognition and demonstrated outstanding promise to achieve renown in their continuing work. Up to three awards will be made this spring. Guidelines and nomination forms are available at www.wmich.edu/provost/announcements. Who can nominate: any member of the University community.
The Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award is based on outstanding professional achievements. The accomplishments may be artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, scientific or technical, and wide recognition beyond WMU is essential. Up to three recipients will be honored later this year. Guidelines and nomination forms are available at www.wmich.edu/research/distinguished.html. For more information, contact Dr. Ernst A. Breisach, chair of the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-4590. Who can nominate: any member of the University community.
Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, email@example.com