Provost's Call for Nominations

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.

Award

Sponsor(s)

Online call for nominations

Deadline

Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

Alumni Association; Academic Affairs

http://oaa.osu.edu/teaching.html

September 13, 2013

 

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award

Senate Diversity Committee and Human
Resources

http://hr.osu.edu/special/ddea.aspx

February 14, 2014

Distinguished Scholar Award

Office of Research

http://research.osu.edu/2013/07/2014-distinguished-scholar-award-nominations-sought/

October 15, 2013

Distinguished Staff Award

Office of Human Resources

http://hr.osu.edu/special/dsa.aspx

February 17, 2014

Distinguished University Professor

Office of Academic Affairs

http://oaa.osu.edu/professor.html
 

January 10, 2014

President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service

Office of Academic Affairs

http://oaa.osu.edu/service.html
 

November 8, 2013

Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer

Office of Academic Affairs

http://oaa.osu.edu/teaching.html

 

September 13, 2013

National and International Awards

 

http://osp.osu.edu/fundops/spcfunding.cfm

 

Throughout the year

 

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 FacultySearch for other highly prestigious prizes and awards:  http://osp.osu.edu/fundops/spcfunding.cfmFor assistance with the identification, distribution, and coordination of national and international award nominations, contact Jeff Agnoli, Office of Research: Agnoli.1@osu.edu