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E12.2 The Trustees Scholarship Awards

  • The Education Core Committee of the board of trustees will award up to three Trustees Scholarship Awards per year to RIT faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding track records of academic scholarship. As with the Eisenhart Awards, it needs to be clear that recipients are not being designated as “the best” scholars of the previous year, but rather that the recipients have records of excellent scholarship at RIT over at least a three-year period which are being celebrated.
  • Faculty scholarship which will qualify for the Trustees Scholarship Awards must be scholarship which “is integral to, and not separated from, all aspects of a student’s educational experience at RIT” (“Category of One University: RIT Strategic Plan for 2005-2015,” p. 8) and which fits within one or more of the following classifications: teaching/pedagogy, application, integration, or discovery.

  • Each college will establish a process whereby a faculty committee annually nominates up to three faculty members for consideration to receive a Trustees Scholarship Award; the dean of the college in consultation with department chairs will select one of the college nominations to forward to the provost. The provost in consultation with the Deans will select and rank four college nominations to submit to the Education Core Committee.

  • The four ranked nominations will be mailed to Education Core Committee members by February 20. Recipients will be determined at the April Education Core Committee meeting. Recipients will be celebrated at an annual dinner in spring semester along with the Eisenhart Teaching Award winners and also acknowledged at the May Commencement Ceremony.

  • Recipients of the Trustees Scholarship Awards will receive their choice of a taxable cash stipend or a non-taxable discretionary fund grant of equal amount to support their future scholarship activities. The amount of the stipends or grants each year will be determined by the Education Core Committee.

Responsible Party:

Effective Date:
Approved April 2005

Policy History:
Edited September 2010
Edited October 2010
Edited April 2013 for calendar conversion

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