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Nominations for 2019 Distinguished Research & Creativity Awards

Dear Colleagues:

The Distinguished Research & Creativity Senior Award and the Distinguished Research & Creativity Junior Award are an important way by which the University can recognize, foster, and encourage outstanding performance by its members. I ask that each member of our campus community consider nominating individuals who are deserving of such recognition.

The Research and Grants Committee has been selected through the Office of Academic Affairs, and they will review the nominations. Please name the person you feel best qualifies for each award and submit your nomination online by Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

The nomination form and criteria information can be found below. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Respectfully,

Ray Wallace
Chancellor


2018 Award Winners

Doug Barney
Dr. Doug Barney
Senior Faculty

Tiffany Carbonneau
Professor Tiffany Carbonneau
Junior Faculty

Senior Faculty - Award Information

  1. Deadlines
    The deadline for nominations is usually the middle/end of November. This will allow adequate time for review of credentials. Moreover, a permanent deadline will become part of the academic routine which should facilitate the nomination process.
  2. Time Frames
    The award is not based on any specified number of years of service or achievement. While the award recognizes a consistent record of outstanding performance at IU Southeast, the selection committee may take note of particularly outstanding achievement in a given year and may take into account the length of time necessary for some projects to come to fruition.
    A winner of this award becomes ineligible to win again for a period of ten years. Subsequent awards should be based on the faculty member’s record of achievement since the time of the previous award. A faculty member who has been nominated, but not selected for an award may be re-nominated at any time.
  3. Nomination Process
    Any member of the IU Southeast community may nominate a faculty member for this award. In addition, following the selection of an awardee for any given year, the selection committee may forward to the next year’s committee the credentials of any candidates it believes to be worthy of further consideration.
  4. Selection Committee
    Nominees for the research/creativity award will be screened by the Research and Grants Committee. Ex-officio member(s) may participate in the deliberations of the committee, but may not vote on the nominees.
  5. Selection Criteria
    Outstanding research or creative work may be assessed in a variety of ways which include, but are not limited to, receiving critical acclaim or a major national or international prize, sustaining a level of productivity over an extended period of time which is above average in quantity and quality, or completing a project which is judged to be a major or pioneering contribution to the knowledge in a discipline.
    Appropriate evidence will vary with the nature of the work, but should include samples of the individual’s most recent or most outstanding work such as a book, collection of reprints, or audio or video or other digital media. Other kinds of evidence which may be appropriate include letters from internal or external colleagues, reviews of the individual’s work from scholarly journals or major media, press clippings or other documentation of awards or acclaim. A brief statement of the candidate’s overall plan and timetable for research or creative endeavor may be relevant.
  6. Procedure
    1. The candidates will be invited to prepare a file of materials in keeping with the evidence criteria listed above. It is not necessary or desirable to include the entire body of the candidate’s work in the file; emphasis should be placed on documenting quantity and illustrating quality.
    2. Because the committee and the candidates will be from a variety of disciplines, the committee may find it necessary to ask some candidates for additional information or material, or to seek external evaluation. Such requests or lack of them are not to be interpreted as favorable or unfavorable to a given candidate.
    3. If there are suitable nominations, the committee will recommend one junior faculty winner and one senior faculty winner.
  7. Awards
    In addition to public recognition, winners of the Distinguished Research and Creativity Award will have the sum of $1,000 added to their base pay.

Junior Faculty - Award Information

  1. Deadlines
    A deadline of the middle/end of November should be set for nominations. This will allow adequate time for review of credentials. Moreover, a permanent deadline will become part of the academic routine which should facilitate the nomination process.
  2. Time Frames
    This award is intended to recognize outstanding performance and promise in the research or creative work of a tenure-track, but as yet untenured faculty member. Tenure-track faculty members become eligible for the Distinguished Research and Creativity Award after three years of full-time service at IUS. The selection committee will consider primarily the record the candidate has compiled at IU Southeast, but may take note of significant prior accomplishments and especially of work begun elsewhere, but completed, published, exhibited or recognized after the individual joined the IU Southeast faculty.
    The winner of this award is ineligible to win again. A faculty member who has been nominated, but not selected for the award may be re-nominated so long as he or she has not been granted tenure in the interim.
  3. Nomination Process
    Any member of the IUS community may nominate a faculty member for this award. In addition, following the selection of an awardee for any given year, the selection committee may forward to the next year’s committee the credentials of any candidates it believes to be worthy of further consideration.
  4. Selection Committee
    Nominees for the research/creativity award will be screened by the Research and Grants Committee. Ex-officio member(s) may participate in the deliberations of the committee, but may not vote on the nominees.
  5. Selection Criteria
    Outstanding research or creative work may be assessed in a variety of ways which include, but are not limited to, receiving critical acclaim or a major national or international prize, sustaining a level of productivity over an extended period of time which is above average in quantity and quality, or completing a project which is judged to be a major or pioneering contribution to the knowledge in a discipline. Appropriate evidence will vary with the nature of the work, but should include samples of the individual’s most recent or most outstanding work such as a book, collection of reprints, or audio or video or other digital media. Other kinds of evidence which may be appropriate include letters from internal or external colleagues, reviews of the individual’s work from scholarly journals or major media, press clippings or other documentation of awards or acclaim. A brief statement of the candidate’s overall plan and timetable for research or creative endeavor may be relevant.
  6. Procedure
    1. The candidates will be invited to prepare a file of materials in keeping with the evidence criteria listed above. It is not necessary or desirable to include the entire body of the candidate’s work in the file; emphasis should be placed on documenting quantity and illustrating quality.
    2. Because the committee and the candidates will be from a variety of disciplines, the committee may find it necessary to ask some candidates for additional information or material, or to seek external evaluation. Such requests or lack of them are not to be interpreted as favorable or unfavorable to a given candidate.
    3. The committee will recommend one winner.
  7. Awards
    In addition to public recognition, winners of the Distinguished Research and Creativity Award – Junior Faculty will have the sum of $500 added to their base pay.

Nominations

This award recognizes outstanding scholarly or creative work and may be based on an especially noteworthy achievement (e.g., a well-received book or exhibit) or on the body of work produced in the early years of an academic career (e.g., a series of articles or a number of performances). The Research & Grants Committee will receive nominations, evaluate supporting materials, and select the winner of the award. All faculty members who hold the rank of Assistant Professor are eligible for nomination.

The Committee encourages nominations from all members of the University community and especially from colleagues who can provide knowledgeable evaluations of the merits of the work on which the nominations are based. The Committee requests the nominations include a short statement of the reasons for the nomination, as well as (optionally) a curriculum vitae.  The candidates will be asked to provide supporting materials.

Please submit this form by Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

Past Award Winners

Year Senior Faculty Junior Faculty
2017 Erich Stem Jacob Babb
2016 Bernardo Carducci Melissa Fry
2015 Ken Harris Adam Maksl
2014 Deborah Finkel Victor Waingeh
2013 David Taylor Sridhar Ramachandran
2012 Clifford Staten Bryan Hall
2011 No Senior Faculty Omar Attum
2010 Gerald Ruth Ranida Harris
2009 William Jamski James Beeby
2008 Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez Erich Stem
2007 Linda Gugin &
Jim St. Clair
Kenneth Harris
2006 Debra Clem Doug Darnowski
2005 Christa Zorn David A. Treves
2004 Emmanuel Otu -
2003 Jonathan Rakich Marilyn Whitesell
2002 Bernardo J. Carducci Dagney G. Faulk
2001 Kyle Forinash, III Kent Edmonds
2000 Diane E. Wille Glenn Crothers
1999 Deborah G. Finkel Douglas K. Barney
1998 John E. Findling
Frank W. Thackeray
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1997 David W. Taylor Margarita Lliteras
1996 Glenn M. Mason D. Eric Schansberg
1995 Richard J. Jenks
1994 Susan P. Moffett
1993 Wilbert C. Greckel
1992 Joanna Goldstein
1991 Donald F. Swanson
Andrew P. Trout
1990 Mary Anne Baker
1989 Claude D. Baker
1988 John E. Findling
1987 Brian H. Jones

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