Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Faculty Senate University Service Award - Nominations Sought!

From UC News:

Faculty Senate University Service Award

Two Faculty Awards for Exemplary Contributions in Service to the University of Cincinnati.

The University of Cincinnati will continue its tradition of honoring faculty for “Exemplary Contributions in Service to the University of Cincinnati.” The awards (two) are sponsored by the UC Faculty Senate. The awards will be given to full-time faculty members who have made significant and sustained service contributions to the University during their career at UC.

Definition of University Service

University Service is defined as participation and leadership in activities other than teaching and research that contribute in important ways to the mission of the University of Cincinnati.

Criteria for Nomination

Faculty members eligible for the award are full-time faculty who have exhibited sustained, significant, and impactfulUniversity service activity over several years and who have provided significant leadership within the University. Their contributions should be further evidenced by substantial time commitments and significant accomplishments related to their service activities. All individuals entitled to vote in the All-University Faculty Elections except previous winners are eligible for this award.
University Service activities might include, but are not limited to:
  • Significant participation on departmental, college, and university committees.
  • Leadership in service as evidenced by election or assignment to head committees and in assuming leadership roles.
  • Participation in committees and/or groups related to the University’s governance, growth and improvement, and its image.
  • Work on programs or activities to promote faculty development.

Nomination and Award Procedures

Nominations are to be made by full-time faculty or administrators other than the nominee. The nomination should include a narrative detailing the faculty member's University Service contributions leading up to the nomination and should address the nominee's participation, leadership, time commitment, and accomplishments. In addition, a discussion of how the efforts of the nominee have contributed to the mission of the University of Cincinnati should be included. Nominations will be kept on file and remain valid for consideration for a period of two years. Updates to the documentation will be requested for those in the second year of nomination.
The nomination form (doc) should be used as a guideline. At least three letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s service to UC must also be included in the nomination documentation.
Nominations must be submitted by 4 p.m., Dec. 7, 2012, to Datina Juran. Nominations must be sent by e-mail The winner's name will be forwarded to the President's Office by January 23, 2013.


Datina Juran
Chair of the Faculty Senate Human Relations Committee
UC E-mail:
Phone: 513-556-0328

Note on Selection

The recipient’s selection is subject to a final verification by the Provost confirming the current good standing of the awardee.

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