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This Award recognizes and honors outstanding academic, humanitarian, or professional service. There are two types of award:
- The Campus Service Award recognizes faculty for distinguished service on our campus. Nominees will have made exceptional contributions to achieving one or more goals of the university, while embodying the values of the university.
- The Civic Engagement Award recognizes faculty for distinguished service to the community beyond the boundaries of the University.
Up to two award plaques and one honorarium of $1,000 (to be split between the winners if there are two winners) are presented at the Chancellor's State of the University Address in the fall semester.
Nominees must be tenured, full-time, faculty with seven or more years of service at UMSL.
Nominees must show evidence consistent with the priorities and goals outlined in the UMSL Strategic Plan, demonstrating:
- The nature and significance of the service performed
- Contribution and/or impact of the service provided to the University, the community (including, but not limited to civic engagement), and/or the nominee’s profession
Submission Materials and Format:
All nominations must include the following materials.
- Cover page with name, position, academic address of nominee and nominator, and a checklist of included documents
- Nomination letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Nominee's statement of his or her personal philosophy of service and how this philosophy is demonstrated in practice. The statement should not exceed three double-spaced pages
- Evidence of activities that support these criteria
- Letters of support (no more than six) from students, alumni, colleagues, administrators, and community leaders who are familiar with the nominee’s service contributions
Winning nominations will become public information and shared with the campus community. Candidates and nominators demonstrate their agreement to allow the packets to become public through the submission process. (The letters of support and the candidate's C.V. are exempt from this public disclosure.)
The Senate Faculty Teaching and Service Awards Committee receives and reviews all nominations. and presents its recommendation to the chancellor for final approval. The Committee requires submission through electronic format. These nominations should be a single file in MS Word or pdf format, and should be emailed to the Senate office (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5 pm on the deadline.
Deadline for Submission:
April 4, 2016 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for submission of nomination and completed materials packet.
Previous Award Winners for Service:
2014-2015 Chris Spilling, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
2013-2014 Richard B. Rosenfeld, Curators' Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences
2012-2013 Sheilah F. Clarke-Ekong, Associate Professor , Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages, College of Arts and Sciences
2011-2012 Richard Wright, Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences
Previous Award Winners for Civic Engagement:
2014-2015 W. Howard McAlister, Associate Professor Emeritus, College of Optometry