There is still time to honor the work of faculty and staff members by nominating individuals for a University Award to recognize excellence, service and dedication. The nomination period for this academic year’s awards program is open until Feb. 15. Award winners will be announced at the Lehigh Appreciation Dinner for faculty and staff on May 1.
Those making a nomination must identify the group they belong to—staff, faculty or student—and then select from the list of eligible university awards. If a nomination is submitted for an award outside an eligible category, it will not be considered.
All nominations are reviewed by awards selection committees made up of faculty, staff and student leaders.
Details about the awards program and nominating process can be found on the University Awards website.
Recent changes to the awards process include the following:
• Nominations will be considered for a three-year period. Nominees who are not chosen for their respective awards will be reconsidered for two more years. Nominators will have the opportunity each year to update or withdraw their nomination.
• Faculty and staff are no longer eligible to receive any University Award for two consecutive years. Eligibility restrictions apply for certain awards.
• The eligibility criteria for the Alfred Noble Robinson Award for Faculty have been revised. Nominees for this award must be employed full-time by Lehigh in teaching, research or any combination of these and must be in at least the second year of this employment. Nominees must be below the rank of associate professor or its equivalent. There is no longer an age restriction for the Robinson Faculty Award.
Nominations received after Feb. 15 will be considered for next year’s awards program.
Questions about the awards program and process may be directed to Cathy Plocinik in the president’s office at x83155.
Story by Linda Harbrecht
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012