Distinguished Professor Award‌


The University has provided for the recognition of excellence in the form of the Distinguished Professor Award. A monetary award together with an appropriate tangible symbol will be presented to the recipient at Commencement.

  1. Rationale for the Award

    This annual award is given to a member of the faculty to recognize the quality of his/her contributions. While the normal expectation is significant achievement in a number of categories (i.e., teaching, scholarship, professional activity, university service, and community service), the selection committee may consider a broad spectrum of accomplishment ranging from balanced achievement in several areas to exceptional accomplishment in a single area.

  2. Eligibility and Selection

    Nomination forms will be available during the fall semester. Nominators and nominees must be full-time, voting members of the USI faculty with more than six years of experience at USI. Past recipients of the award are ineligible to be nominated again. No self-nominations may be made. Ex-officio members of this committee who otherwise qualify to nominate or be nominated for the award will be continuously eligible, but if they do nominate or are nominated will be excused from the committee’s deliberations and selection.

    Distribution and receipt of forms, establishment of deadlines, the conducting of further investigations, evaluation and selection of recipients will be made by the Faculty Awards for Service, Teaching and Research Committee.