Distinguished Professor Award Nominations 2013-2014

Published: April 4th, 2013

Category: Memos

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

This is a reminder that Deans or appropriate Directors may nominate Professors for the award of Distinguished Professor for the 2013-2014 awards cycle. These nominations follow the same timeline, forms, and process as for promotion (including the solicitation of external letters of evaluation) except that candidates cannot nominate themselves. Although not a promotion, the process will use the Online Promotion and Tenure (OPT) system for reviewing nominee dossiers. Information on the OPT system may be found after April 5th at http://www.hr.ufl.edu/training/myUFL/toolkits/opt.asp

Candidates with appointments in non-college units with a direct report to a Vice President must be evaluated by the unit and by the college where their tenure is located or by a college closest to their discipline (if their tenure is in a center). In addition to the Director’s letter of nomination, the dean should provide a letter of assessment, including the numerical assessment of the college committee.

The title of Distinguished Professor acknowledges an exceptional record of achievement in the areas of teaching, research and publication, and professional and public service that is recognized both nationally and internationally. An exceptional record of achievement is one that places the candidate at the top of the discipline in at least one area with a record of significant distinction in the other two areas. National and international recognition are much more important than a variety of activities. The title of Distinguished Professor is a rare and special achievement.

The candidate must certify that her or his nomination packet is complete before departmental or unit review and voting occurs. Nominees must organize their packet according to the University Template, including the order of documents, and numbers and titles of sections. For additional information on the process and relevant forms, see the University’s “Guidelines and Information Regarding the Tenure, Permanent Status and Promotion Process for 2013-2014” (found at http://www.aa.ufl.edu/tenure/). All nomination dossiers must be at the University level for review by January 13, 2014. Please schedule college/unit meetings to ensure this deadline is met.

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