Policy Number: E12.2
Policy Name: TRUSTEES
- 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 quarter 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.
Effective Date: Approved April 2005
Edited September 2010
Edited October 2010