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ULM Foundation Awards for Excellence

Dear Colleagues,

The nomination process for the 2021 Foundation Awards for Excellence begins February 8, 2021.

Our ULM Foundation makes this program possible, and allows us to recognize excellence in our faculty and staff in six major areas:

• Faculty Creative & Innovative Works

• Faculty Teaching

• Faculty Research/Scholarship

• Service by Faculty

• Service by Unclassified Staff

• Service by Classified Staff

The process for selection includes submitting nominations, establishing committees, reviewing nomination packets and determining the award recipient in each of the six areas, and submitting names through the Vice President for Academic Affairs to the President.

The six recipients will be recognized during Fall 2020 University Week. Each person will receive a plaque and a one-time salary supplement less applicable deductions (Faculty and Unclassified Staff - $3,000 each and Classified Staff – 10% of their base annual salary not to exceed $3,000).

Guidelines for the awards may be downloaded by clicking here. Please review the guidelines carefully since there have been changes in the process.

Nominations are due by February 14, 2021.

 

ULM Foundation Awards for Excellence 2020-2021 Guidelines 

Foundation Awards for Excellence for Faculty in Creative & Innovative Works, Teaching, Research/Scholarship, and Service

a. Nominations

Full-time faculty members, including those with administrative appointments below the level of dean, may be nominated. Each school director will decide whether faculty members in their school will be nominated by school ballot, or by individual faculty colleagues, school director, or dean. There shall be only one nominee from each school in each category.

The nomination process is as follows:

    1. The nominator will submit to the faculty member’s school director, via email, a nomination which will include a written statement explaining why the nominee deserves the award. The written statement will be included in the nominee’s packet.
    2. The school director will notify the nominee via email of the nomination. Nominee should respond indicating if they accept the nomination.  If accepted, the nominee will have the opportunity to provide supporting documentation, which may include the following:
      • current resume/curriculum vitae of the nominee (1 - 2 pages)
      • 3 letters of recommendation
      • other items that support the nomination as deemed relevant by the nominee (1 - 5 pages)
    1. The school director will email the dean the selected nomination packets. The dean will print the packets for the college selection committee to review.

b. Criteria

Creative & Innovative Works

Criteria may include but not be limited to the following:

Teaching

Criteria may include but not be limited to the following:

 

Research/Scholarship

Criteria may include but not be limited to the following:

 

Service

Criteria may include but not be limited to the following:

 

c. College Selection Procedure

The college selection procedure shall be as follows:

 

d. University Selection Procedure

The university selection procedure shall be as follows:

e. Schedule for Selection

February 8       The President officially calls for nominees.

February 14     Nominator submits nomination via email to faculty member’s school director.

February 17     School director notifies the nominee via email of the nomination and nominee responds to school                            director indicating whether the nomination is accepted.

February 28     Nominee submits packet to school director.

March 9           Nomination packets from schools are submitted to the appropriate dean.

March 10         Names of individuals selected by the dean to serve on the college selection committee will be                                  forwarded to the VPAA, along with the name of the person selected as the college representative for                        the university selection committee. March 10. Deans notify college selection committee members of                          nominations received and set date for committee to meet.

March 27         The VPAA appoints the chair of the university selection committee and notifies faculty of their                                  appointment to the university selection committee.

March 27         Individual college selection committees will forward their selected nominees’ packets to the VPAA.

April 2             University selection committee will convene.

May 1              University selection committee forwards its recommendations to the VPAA, who in turn forwards the                         names to the President.

In the event that university offices are closed on any of the above dates, the next date offices are open becomes the deadline.

 

 

Foundation Awards for Excellence in Service: Unclassified Staff

a. Nominations

Any ULM employee may nominate a colleague for an award.  The nomination process is as follows:

  1. The nominator will submit to the employee’s division Vice President/President, via email, a nomination which will include a written statement explaining why the nominee deserves the award. The written statement will be included in the nominee’s packet.
  2. The division Vice President/President will notify the nominee via email of the nomination. Nominee should respond indicating if they accept the nomination.  If accepted, the nominee will have the opportunity to provide supporting documentation, which may include the following:
    • current resume/curriculum vitae of the nominee (1- 2 pages)
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • other items that support the nomination as deemed relevant by the nominee (1 - 5 pages)
  1. The staff member’s supervisor will receive notice of the nomination from the division Vice President/President, if the supervisor is not the nominator.  The supervisor will have an opportunity to provide a brief statement of support on why the nominee deserves the award.
  2. The nominee will email the packet to the division Vice President/President.   The Vice President/President will print the packet for the division selection committee to review.  Offices in the President’s division will be included in the Division of Student Affairs.

b. Criteria

Criteria may include but not be limited to the following:

c. Division Selection Procedure

d. University Selection Procedure

e. Schedule for Selection

February 8       The President officially calls for nominees.

February 14     Nominator submits nomination via email to the appropriate Vice President or President.

February 17     Vice President or President notifies the nominee via email of the nomination and nominee responds                          indicating whether the nomination is accepted.

February 28     Nominee submits packet to Vice President or President.

March 9           Each Vice President appoints their division selection committee and submits the names of the                                  members to the VPAA.

March 10         Each Vice President and the President submits the name of the classified staff member selected as                          the division representative for the university selection committee to the VPAA.

March 10         Each Vice President notifies division selection committee members of nominations received and set                          date for committee to meet.

March 27         The VPAA notifies unclassified staff of their appointment to the university selection committee.

March 27         The chair of each division selection committee forwards the selected nominee’s packet to the VPAA.

April 2             University selection committee will convene.

May 1              University selection committee forwards its recommendation to the VPAA, who in turn forwards the                           name to the President

In the event that university offices are closed on any of the above dates, the next date that offices are open will become the deadline.

 

 

Foundation Awards for Excellence in Service: Classified Staff

a. Nominations

Any ULM employee may nominate a colleague for an award.  The nomination process is as follows:

  1. The nominator will submit to the employee’s division Vice President/President, via email, a nomination which will include a written statement explaining why the nominee deserves the award. The written statement will be included in the nominee’s packet.
  2. The division Vice President/President will notify the nominee via email of the nomination. Nominee should respond indicating if they accept the nomination.

If accepted, the nominee will have the opportunity to provide supporting documentation, which may include the following:

  1. The staff member’s supervisor will receive notice of the nomination from the division Vice President/President, if the supervisor is not the nominator.  The supervisor will have an opportunity to provide a brief statement of support on why the nominee deserves the award.
  2. The nominee will email the packet to the division Vice President/President.  The Vice President/President will print the packet for the division selection committee to review.  Offices in the President’s division will be included in the Division of Student Affairs.

b. Criteria

Criteria may include but not be limited to the following:

c. Division Selection Procedure

d. University Selection Procedure

e. Schedule for Selection

February 8       The President officially calls for nominees.

February 14     Nominator submits nomination via email to the appropriate Vice President or President.

February 17     Vice President or President notifies the nominee via email of the nomination and nominee responds                          indicating whether the nomination is accepted.

February 28     Nominee submits packet to Vice President or President.

March 9           Each Vice President appoints their division selection committee and submits the names of the                                  members to the VPAA.

March 10         Each Vice President and the President submits the name of the classified staff member selected as                          the division representative for the university selection committee to the VPAA.

March 10         Each Vice President notifies division selection committee members of nominations received and set                          date for committee to meet.

March 27         The VPAA notifies classified staff of their appointment to the university selection committee.

March 27         The chair of each division selection committee forwards the selected nominee’s packet to the VPAA.

April 2             University selection committee will convene.

May 1              University selection committee forwards its recommendation to the VPAA, who in turn forwards the                           name to the President.

In the event that university offices are closed on any of the above dates, the next date that offices are open will become the deadline.

 

 


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