Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award Nomination Form

Enter the name of the nominee.
as of 2019-20 academic year
Enter the name of the nominator.
You will receive an email confirmation of this form submission from OFD.
Please include a brief statement of the nominee’s accomplishments and evidence of wide professional recognition. A longer statement can be attached instead if you desire (see below).
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Sponsoring Letters
Note: The nominee/candidate cannot be considered a sponsor.
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Letters of Recommendation
Add a minimum of three (3) additional letters of recommendation from outside of the University addressing the nominee’s professional achievements.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Academic vita content requirements

  • List all academic degrees. Degree, year, field(s), institution, and country if degree was earned outside of the U.S. If necessary, explain the nature of the degree;
  • List all academic appointments held, beginning with highest rank at WMU. Include all pertinent information about these positions (years, ranks, institutions, tenure);
  • List major areas of expertise of scholarly or creative activities;
  • Professional activities in the field of expertise, such as editorship, offices held in professional associations, juror for exhibitions, etc;
  • Other professional experiences not listed previously;
  • Books and book chapters;
  • Artistic works displayed in juried major exhibitions;
  • Theatrical or musical creations (prizes awarded and performances in well-known important venues);
  • Articles in refereed journals or similar publications;
  • Scientific research reports or similar works in professional journals or publications;
  • Refereed conference proceedings;
  • Presentations connected with conferences in field of expertise.
  • Listing of papers read, service as a panelist and chair list of invited lectures and presentations;
  • Externally funded grants and contracts awarded;
  • Patents
  • Honors granted by academic institutions or associations of appropriate scientific, literary, artistic or other professional standing. Give date received, name of the honor, entity bestowing it, describe the rules, standards and numerical limits governing the bestowing of the honor.
  • Won prizes or similar important recognition's;
  • Other accomplishments;
  • Other publications;
Reflections by nominees on their developments as scholars or creative artists. This free form piece of writing not to exceed 5 typed pages, 12pt font, single-spaced, will inform the Committee on the course of the nominee’s creative career.
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Suggested topics for the reflections are:

  • a description of their field of scholarly work
  • the particular problems or issues that they have addressed
  • the contributions they have made in solving the problems and settling issues in their chosen field(s) with references to the academic vita
  • the future direction of their research
  • major contributions to their area of expertise
For the convenience of the nominee, an attachment may be added that the nominee wishes the Committee to know but has not been requested. You may combine multiple documents into a single document, or upload a compressed (.zip) folder containing multiple files.
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Provide a sufficiently representative sample of works to the Selection Committee electronically. You may submit a compressed (.zip) folder with multiple examples.
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