Date: August 26, 2013
To: Deans, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and School Directors
From: Joseph E. Steinmetz, Executive Vice President and Provost
Subject: 2013-2014 University-Wide Faculty and Staff Awards
This memorandum provides an overview of university-wide awards and a brief description of each award.
Attached are calls for nominations for the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Distinguished Scholar Award, the Distinguished University Professor, the President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service, and the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer. Calls for nominations for all of these awards are online as noted below.
2013-2014 UNIVERSITY-WIDE AWARDS
The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching recognizes a maximum of 10 faculty for outstanding teaching. Students, faculty, and alumni may nominate candidates, and a committee of faculty, students, and alumni chooses recipients. Recipients are recognized with a $3,000 honorarium made possible by gifts from The Ohio State University Alumni Association, friends of the University, and the Office of Academic Affairs. In addition, the Office of Academic Affairs awards an increase of $1,200 to each recipient's base salary.
The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award honors up to five individuals (faculty, staff, students, alumni), offices, departments, or organizations that have developed and implemented programs, policies and/or procedures that have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhance diversity at Ohio State. The University Senate’s Committee on Diversity, in cooperation with the Office of Human Resources, awards recipients $1,200.
The Distinguished Scholar Award annually recognizes and honors a maximum of six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research, or creative works which represent exceptional achieve- ments in their fields. The Office of Research awards recipients a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity.
The Distinguished Staff Award recognizes 12 staff members, who have had at least five years of continuous service, for exceptional accomplishments, leadership and service to the university community by significantly improving or enhancing the quality of work/life in ways that make a substantial difference for their colleagues; contributing to outstanding and sustained improvements in customer services; and developing creative solutions to problems that result in significantly more effective and efficient university operations. The Office of Human Resources awards honorees a $1,500 cash award and a $700 increase to their base salary.
The Distinguished University Professor title is annually awarded to no more than three exceptional faculty who have been at Ohio State for at least five years. The permanent title recognizes a balance of excellence in research, scholarly or creative work, teaching, and service that are both distinguished and distinctive. The Office of Academic Affairs provides honored faculty with a one-time award of $30,000 to support their academic work, and honorees are expected to continue a regular program of teaching, research, scholarly or creative work, and service.
The President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service, formerly named the Faculty Award for Distinguished University Service, is awarded to a maximum of three faculty who have made extensive contributions (other than in formal administrative roles) to the development and implementation of university policies and programs that have made documentable impact on the quality of the University. Recipients will have served in leadership roles on university-level committees or in similar capacities while continuing effective teaching and an active program of research, scholarship or creative work. The Office of Academic Affairs presents recipients with a $3,000 cash award and a $1,200 increase to their base salary.
The Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer honors up to three lecturers, senior lecturers, or other auxiliary faculty members for teaching excellence. Nominated by students, faculty, or alumni, the Office of Academic Affairs recognizes recipients with a one-time cash award of $4,200.
National and International Awards for Faculty: Search for other highly prestigious prizes and awards: http://osp.osu.edu/fundops/spcfunding.cfm. For assistance with the identification, distribution, and coordination of national and international award nominations, contact Jeff Agnoli, Office of Research: Agnoli.firstname.lastname@example.org.