Criteria for the Paul A. Reid Distinguished Service Award

The selection committee for the Paul A. Reid Distinguished Service Awards shall name annual recipients for a faculty award and an administrative staff award. Nominees for these awards shall be evaluated on the extent and quality of service that contributes to the general welfare of Western Carolina University and enhances its reputation as a regional institution of higher education.

The awards will be based on service during the year of the award as well as the sustained cumulative and substantial nature of the individual's efforts over the years.

Nominees may qualify on the basis of service in a number of areas such as those suggested below.  In some instances, the nominee's qualifications for the award may not conform exactly to the characteristics that are described.  Moreover, the committee may consider service beyond the bounds of the institution proper and the individual's specific professional career area.

FACULTY AWARD

The committee shall give consideration to formal recognition, honors, or awards that bring distinction to both the individual and the institution.  This recognition may be for on-¬campus or off-campus teaching, research, or service.  The recognition may be in the form of letters, certificates, etc, that acknowledge outstanding service.  Superior teaching is to be considered as one element but should be evaluated in a total context, taking into account the faculty member's involvement in other instructional or professional assignments that contribute to university service.

Distinguished leadership and achievement in programs, projects, or significant professional organizations shall be considered qualifications.  They may include principal responsibility for a major grant, contract, or gift to the institution. They may include outstanding performance in a program or project that depends on service beyond normal duty. Election to major office in significant professional organizations at the regional/national level or service on significant state, regional, or national committee(s) also may be considered.

A record of outstanding performance in the individual's university position and/or assignments shall be considered. This consideration may include an evaluation of the degree to which an individual's efforts contribute directly or indirectly to the effective operation of the institution or a unit thereof and ultimately to the achievement of institutional goals and mission.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AWARD

The committee shall give consideration to formal recognition, honors, or awards that bring distinction to both the individual and the institution.  The recognition may be in the form of letters, certificates, etc., that acknowledge outstanding service.

Distinguished leadership and achievement in programs, projects, or significant professional organizations shall be considered qualifications.  They may include principal responsibility for a major grant, contract, or gift to the institution.  They may include outstanding performance in a program or project that depends on service beyond normal duty.  Election to major office in significant professional organizations at the regional/national level or service on significant state, regional, or national committee(s) also may be considered.

A record of outstanding performance in the individual’s university position and/or assignments shall be considered.  This consideration may include an evaluation of the degree to which an individual’s efforts contribute directly or indirectly to the effective operation of the institution or a unit thereof and ultimately to the achievement of institutional goals and missions.

 

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