Distinguished Faculty Awards

The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees wishes to recognize and honor full-time faculty, including academic department heads, who have made significant professional contributions to Northern Michigan University and their professional areas.

The monetary award is $1,000 net after tax to each recipient.  Up to three faculty members/department heads may be selected. Those who have previously received this award are eligible for consideration, based upon their record of achievement since the time of nomination for their last award.

The screening committee is comprised of the Academic Deans and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  The Committee will base its decisions on the nominee's record of significant contributions to NMU and to his/her professional discipline (as documented in the nomination) in all three of the following:

  1. teaching or other assigned responsibilities
  2. research, scholarship, creative activities
  3. university or professionally-related community service

AAUP tenured faculty, NMUFA continuing faculty, and department heads with seven or more years experience at NMU are eligible for this award.

Nominations may be submitted by any university colleague, student, or member of the community at large. Copies of successful award nomination applications are on file in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and it is recommended that those submitting nominations review these successful applications by contacting Ms. Linda Hares.

The complete nomination package consists of:

  1. a copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae;
  2. a narrative describing the nominee's achievements in the three areas named above; and
  3. no more than three supporting letter(s).

Submit complete nomination package to:

Dr. Paul Lang, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
610 Cohodas Hall
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855-5308
(E-mail: lhares@nmu.edu)

The deadline for nomination is typically mid to late February.

The Distinguished Faculty Awards are announced in March and recognized at Spring Commencement.

For additional information, contact Linda Hares, Administrative Assistant, 610 Cohodas Hall, 227-2922 or at lhares@nmu.edu.