The President of the University or a designee shall approve Achievement Awards Committee members for each academic year. The selection of the committee members will be made by the governance groups for approval by the President.
The composition of the faculty committee should include three faculty members identified by Faculty Senate; one student identified by the GSA President; and one student identified by the SGA President. The members shall decide within 30 days, the faculty members recommended to receive the Distinguished Awards for the designated areas. The President of the University makes the final decision.
The composition of the staff committee should include two staff members identified by the Staff Council; one AFSCME Bargaining Unit staff member identified by the AFSCME President; and one MCEA Bargaining Unit staff member identified by the MCEA President. The members shall decide within 30 days, the staff members recommended to receive the Distinguished Awards for the designated areas. The President of the University makes the final decision.
Joint Faculty and Staff
The Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards Committees shall form a Joint Committee when both faculty and staff are nominees for the same award (e.g. Service Award and Research Grants Award). The composition of the Joint Committee shall be the same as outlined in the above faculty and staff committees; however, the review process shall continue if the member(s) from the represented groups are not in attendance.
Achievement Committee Review Process
The Achievement Award committee review process is as follows:
- Screening of all nomination packages
- Committee will make a decision and recommend the successful candidate(s) to the President