Distinguished Service Award
A. Service to the University:
The award or awards may be given to a person whose service to the University has shown two qualities:
B. Service to the Profession or Discipline:
The award or awards may be given to a person who has shown exceptional service to a particular profession or discipline. This person must have shown national or international involvement in one or more professional or scholarly organizations in a manner that has created a substantial impact on the ways the organization(s) serve and promote members' activities. For example, a candidate may be president of a national association of professionals or scholars; but unless his/her administration made an unusual impact on the affairs of the membership, the service would not be seen as exceptional.
C. Public Service:
The award or awards may be based on a faculty member's service on local, state, national, and/or international levels. It reflects continuing effort and unusual achievement in promoting the objectives of a public service agency or public service principle. For example, a person active in environmental affairs may be involved with several agencies, but the promotion of the principle of maintaining healthy environments would be the focus of the award.
D. Comprehensive Service:
The award or awards may be given to a person who shows exceptional achievement in service in more than a single area. For example, the recipient might be exceptionally productive in service to a profession, as well as show public service achievement. This award does not focus so much on the unique service in a single field as it does on both breadth as well as quality of service.