Merit Award

Due date to department evaluation committees: February 1

Due date of evaluation rankings to Faculty Review Commitee (FRC): April 1

Due date of applications to Grants Office: April 4, 2016

FOR INFORMATION ON THIS AWARD CONTACT AAUP: http://nmuaaup.org/ or Brent Graves at: 227-2218 or bgraves@nmu.edu.

Eligibility:

Faculty who have held the rank of Professor for five years may apply for the Merit Award.  Faculty may only reapply for the Merit Award once every five years regardless of previous outcome.  Criteria for the Merit Award are the same as those required to earn a promotion to the rank of Professor.

Deadlines:

February 1

Applications must be received by departments. Application consists of Faculty evaluation (eight-page limit) and current CV.

April 1

Chair of the Department Evaluation Committee must submit evaluations of proposals to the Faculty Review Committee.

April 15

Faculty Review Committee will rank applications and submit recommendations to the Assistant Provost of Graduate Education and Research.

April 25

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs announce awards.

Award Information:

  1. Applicants must be in rank of Professor for a minimum of five years.
  2. Applicants may apply only once every five years regardless of previous application outcome.
  3. Applicants must have met the criteria for promotion to the rank of Professor during the evaluation period, as specified in the Agreement and department bylaws. The evaluation period begins at the time of successful application for promotion to the rank of Professor, or since the last successful application for this type of merit.

Application Instructions:

Applications for the Merit Award consists of the regular 5-year faculty evaluation materials (eight-page limit) and a current curriculum vitae. Applications must be submitted to the department no later than February 1. Department evaluation committees must submit rankings to the Faculty Review Committee by April 1.

Questions/Additional Information: Contact Brent Graves with the AAUP at bgraves@nmu.edu or 227-2218. Or contact the AAUP union: http://nmuaaup.org/http://nmuaaup.org/

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