To: All Faculty Members and Librarians

From: Angeline Prado Komenich

Date: November 14, 1996

Subject: W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service

President Brand recently appointed the committee for recommending to him candidates for the W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service. The Pinnell Award recognizes faculty and librarians for outstanding service "to the university, to a profession or discipline, or to the public." The criteria as established by the Faculty Council are the following:

  1. Exceptional service to the university extending over a period of at least five years which has resulted in greater effectiveness, efficiency, and/or visibility of the university as a result of the individual's efforts. No distinction is to be made between persons who have been appointed to a service role and those who have not; the emphasis is on the exceptionality of the contribution in one or more roles.
  2. Exceptional service to a profession or discipline of such a character as to have had a substantial impact on the ways the organization(s) serve and promote members' activities and interests. Again, the emphasis is on the exceptional nature of the contribution.
  3. Exceptional service on a local, national, or international level which reflects continuing effort and unusual achievement in promoting the objectives of a public service agency or a public service principle.
  4. Exceptional service of a comprehensive nature which demonstrates uncommon achievement in several areas and which reflects both a breadth of involvement and a depth of commitment to the broader missions and interests of the university and its constituents.
I am a member of the committee, and it will meet early in January. So dossiers should reach me, please, by the end of December so that I can take them to the committee meeting. Earlier submission is desirable, such as the middle of December. At least three copies of the dossier are needed.

Here are some "policies that have evolved over the years": "dossiers must include a letter of nomination," "dossiers should be organized so that service in different contexts - university, profession, state, nation, etc. - is clearly identified," "dossiers should not exceed 100 pages," persons whose administrative responsibilities during the last five years have exceeded 50% are ineligible.

Please notify me of nominations and plans to submit a dossier, and please call me if you have any questions or comments.

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