Monday, May 5, 2014

Nominate Faculty for the Service Award

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Do you have a favorite Union Institute & University instructor who deserves recognition for exceptional hard work and dedication? Students, faculty (including self-nominations), administration, and alumni are welcome to nominate Union faculty members for the Faculty Award for Excellence in Service.

Nominations will be accepted through June 30, 2014. This award recognizes the exemplary achievements by Union faculty in the area of service, it carries a $1000 stipend, and all Union faculty—including full-time, part-time, and affiliate—are eligible.

This award recognizes extraordinary dedication to the university, including performance beyond contractual assignments, and service contributions made without compensation. Candidates should demonstrate a consistent pattern of service of significant importance to the University, to the public, and the community, including significant service in scholarly/professional organizations and enhancing the reputation, prestige, and mission of Union Institute & University.

The winner will be announced in September and will be publicly recognized at the October National Faculty Meeting and the 2014 National Commencement Exercises. 
Nominations should include the following information:
a) a letter of nomination explaining why the nominee is qualified to be recognized in this manner
b) the nominee’s most current curriculum vitae
c) any documentary evidence in support of the nomination which may include up to three letters in support of the nomination
d) information regarding any other financial award or grant that has been received in support of the faculty member’s work that forms the basis of this nomination
e) the identity of the persons making and supporting the nomination.

Nominations may be submitted electronically at by June 30, 2014.

Except for self-nominations, the portfolio should not include any confidential information. For self-nominations, confidential information such as dean’s reviews or peer reviews may be submitted in support of the nomination but any confidentiality in that information will be deemed to have been waived.

In order for a nomination to receive full consideration, items a.) through d.) must be included in the nomination dossier.  Moreover, substantial items and/or amount of the activities of a candidate upon which the nomination is based must be performed during a candidate's employment at Union Institute & University. The quality and thoroughness of the nomination materials, including current Curriculum Vitae, are important factors in committee recommendations. The activities of excellence and quality performance should be demonstrated in a consistent and sustained pattern for a period of time and are continuing at the time a candidate is being considered for the Award by the Committee.  

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