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LIBA Awards Selection Committee Recruiting

Recruiting Request for Awards Selection Committee Members

Recruiting awards selection committee members once annually, for all internal awards, gives college leadership an opportunity to ensure inclusive participation in this important service by faculty.
 
As you RECRUIT and CONFIRM new faculty service commitments for university internal awards, please keep in mind the following:
 

Expectations & Instructions


Deadline: Please complete this full process by 12 p.m. noon on October 13, 2021.
 
  1. Take into account the Faculty Affairs resources and records of past guidelines, recipients, and committee service for each award.
  2. Using the college-specific selection committee recruiting request below, identify and secure commitments from the appropriate people in your college. 
    • Endeavor to identify committee members other than those who have recently served on these committees.
    • Do not ask any single person to serve on more than one committee in a year.
    • Avoid recruiting only recent recipients of awards to serve on these committees.
    • If all selection committee openings are filled with previous winners this would likely result in more biased, and less inclusive, visions for who can win the award.
    • Put forward committee members who are appropriate to serve on each specific award committee, with respect to the eligibility criteria and timeline provided.
    • Communicate the value you place on this service for the college.
  3. Contact each committee member to secure their availability and commitment to serve before entering their name in the Qualtrics form.
    • ​​If we encounter committee members named by you who indicate they did not agree to serve, we will return to you to rectify the situation and secure a firm commitment.
  4. Once you have commitments for all the committee seats assigned to your college, use the Qualtrics form to submit the information of your newly appointed committee members for award selection. 
    • You may exit from and return to the survey, and the web browser will automatically save your progress. If you need to pause in entering your committee member information, simply bookmark the form URL,  and navigate back to that page in the same web browser to access the form where you left it. 
    • You will be required to enter information for all fields in a given section before you may move on to the next section, but you may navigate back to change an entry in a previous section if needed.
    • You will see a summary of your response entries to review just before you submit. Please verify all entries AND be sure to click “submit” to complete the process.
    • After submission, a copy of your responses will be emailed to the contact entered in the first section of the form. If you do not receive an emailed copy of responses, your form has not been submitted.
    • Form submission deadline: October 13, 2021, 12 p.m.

 
If you have any questions, please reach out accordingly:
Heather Wilkinson, h-wilkinson@tamu.edu        Questions concerning committee composition
Jeana Guillory, jguillory@tamu.edu                       Questions concerning form submission and other logistics

 

College of liberal arts 

College-Specific 2021-2022 Committee Recruiting Request

 
Need      Award Name   Recruiting Criteria   Availability Requirements
  1 faculty member   Association of Former Students DAA
  Research Award 
  Exemplifies excellence
  in research

  Is NOT a department head,
  dean, System member 
  director, president or vice
​  president
  • January review of candidates
  • Late January/early February committee meeting
  • Two consecutive years, 2022 and 2023
  1 faculty member   Association of Former Students DAA
  Teaching Award
  Exemplifies excellence
  in teaching

  Is NOT a department head,
  dean, System member 
  director, president or vice
​  president
  • January review of candidates
  • Late January/early February committee meeting
  • Two consecutive years, 2022 and 2023
  1 graduate
  faculty member
  Association of Former Students
  Graduate Student Award
  Exemplifies excellence
  in graduate teaching
  • January review of candidates
  • Late January/early February committee meeting
  • Two consecutive years, 2022 and 2023
  1 faculty member   SEC Travel Grant   Tenured associate or full professor
  • Late March/early April review of candidates
  • April committee meeting
  1 faculty member   University Professor for Undergraduate
  Teaching Excellence Award (UPUTE)
  Exemplifies excellence
  in teaching
  • Late February/early March review of candidates
  • Late March committee meeting
 

Continuing in Committee Service

 
  College Representative      Department   Award Committee
  Julie Masser   Office of the Dean     Association DAA - Staff Award     
  Jyotsna Vaid   Psychological & Brain Sciences     Eminent Scholar Award  
 

Recently Provided Committee Service

 
  College Representative     Department     Award Committee  
  Gerianne Alexander   CLLA   Association Graduate Student Award
  Norma Arizpe   Hispanic Studies   Association DAA – Teaching Subcommittee
  Alex Brown   Economics   University Professorships
  Vaughn Bryant   Anthropology   Regents Professor
  Adrienne Carter   Psychological & Brain Sciences   SEC Travel Grant
  Lisa Cobb   History   University Professorships
  Daniel Conway   Philosophy   SEC Travel Grant
  Stephen Daniel   Philosophy   University Professorships for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence  
  Kenny Easwaran   Philosophy   Association Graduate Student Award
  Lorien Foote   History   Association Graduate Student Award
  Holly Foster   Sociology   Association Graduate Student Award
  Joshua Harms  Office of the Dean   Association DAA – Teaching Subcommittee
  Kim Hill   Political Science   Presidential Professor of Teaching Excellence
  Dennis Jansen   Economics   Eminent Scholar Award
  Claire Katz   Philosophy   SEC Travel Grant
  Brian Linn   History   University Professorships
  Reuben May   Sociology   Presidential Professor of Teaching Excellence
  Reuben May   Sociology   University Professorships for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence
  Larry Reynolds   English   Association DAA – Research Subcommittee
  Larry Reynolds   English   Eminent Scholar Award
  David Vaught   Political Science   Presidential Professor of Teaching Excellence
  Guy Whitten   Political Science   University Professorships