1. Eligibility - a) All full-time faculty members are eligible for the award (at least two years of full-time employment); b) Recipient is not eligible again for five years.
2. Criteria - Research scholarship: an excellent, sustained record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals, and/or research monographs, and/or research-oriented texts; shown evidence of participation in national and/or international conferences, presentation of papers published in conference proceedings and/or digests, patents awarded, grants secured, and citation of work by individuals or groups other than the nominee’s collaborators. Creative scholarship: shown in evidence of excellence in creative or scholarly activity appropriate for the specific unit or discipline, such as exhibitions, shows, performances, productions, and stage work; shown evidence of critical reviews, grants, inclusion of works in permanent collections, retrospectives, and other forms of external recognition and acclaim. A summary of accomplishments (limited to a maximum of 5 pages) and a CV are required for nominations in either category.
3. Procedure for Nomination - Any full-time faculty member may be nominated by a faculty member, administrator, or through self-nomination.