Distinguished Scholarship Awards Committee

Distinguished Scholarship Award

2020-2021 Nomination Period Now Open and Will End on October 31st!

The Academic Senate Distinguished Scholarship Awards Committee invites nominations for the Distinguished Scholarship Award. Each year, three awards are presented, each accompanied by a monetary prize.
These awards recognize achievement in scholarship and creative activity across the entire range of disciplines represented at Cal Poly. They honor work conducted primarily at Cal Poly and celebrate both exemplary specific accomplishments and outstanding bodies of achievement.
 
Faculty, students, staff, and alumni may submit nominations. Faculty members may nominate themselves. All nominations must be submitted using the online nomination form.
 
All nominees must be current members of the Cal Poly faculty (i.e. members of collective bargaining unit 3) and must be active at Cal Poly for at least one quarter during the academic year in which they are nominated (for example, faculty who are on leave, paid or unpaid, for an entire academic year will not be eligible for that year). Faculty members at all ranks are eligible as long as they have completed at least three years of full-time service or its equivalent at Cal Poly.
Because this award is intended to recognize the full range of scholarship and creative activity possible at Cal Poly, the criteria listed below are necessarily incomplete. Moreover, it is expected that the work of any given nominee will meet some, but not necessarily all, of these criteria.
 
1. Quality of the creative or scholarly work as evidence by any of the following:
  • Extensive peer recognition of the work as substantial, seminal, and scholarly
  • Contributions to improvements in the human condition and quality of life
  • Use of ideas, techniques, and creative work by industry, practitioners, and others
2. Importance of the scholarly work to students as evidenced by any of the following:
  • Influence of the nominee’s scholarly and creative work on student learning
  • Effectiveness in furthering scholarship and creative activity among students
  • Quality and significance of related senior projects, theses, and other student work
  • Influence of the work on curriculum improvement and enhanced student learning experiences
3. Importance of the scholarly work to Cal Poly as evidenced by any of the following:
  • Enhancement of the reputation of Cal Poly or its academic units
  • Significance of grants and contracts received
  • Mentoring and facilitating the professional development of other faculty and staff
  • Recognition from industry, professional and academic organizations, and other institutions

Click here for the nomination form

Responsibilities:

The Distinguished Scholarship Awards Committee shall conduct the selection process in accordance with the special rules and procedures approved by the Executive Committee for judging potential candidates for the Distinguished Scholarship Award.

Charges:

  • Evaluate candidates and recommend recipients for Distinguished Scholarship Award. Ongoing

Meetings:

Fall Quarter 2020: TBD

Membership:

General Faculty representatives should include former recipients of the Distinguished Scholarship Award. Ex officio members shall be a representative appointed by the Provost from the Office of Research and two ASI representatives—one undergraduate and one graduate student.  Ex officio members are voting members.

2020-2021 Membership
Name Department College/Unit Office Phone Email (@calpoly.edu) Exp. Term

Faz, Alan

Grad ASI 61281 afazocho EO (ASI)
Hagobian, Todd Rsrch&SP Admin 62949 thagobia

EO

(Research)

Kolegraff, Stacy ConstMgmt CAED 61323 sakolegr 2021
Stanchev, Lubomir CompSci CENG 62958 lstanche 2021
Steinmaus, Scott Horti&CS CAFES 65142 ssteinma 2021
Tomanek, Lars (CH) BioSci CSM 62437 ltomanek 2022
Wezler, Mitchell undergrad ASI 61281 mjwexler EO (ASI)
VACANT   CLA     2022
VACANT   OCOB     2022
VACANT   PCS     2021

Committee Procedures:

Award Description and Criteria 11.17.15 (pdf)

Committee procedures approved 04.08.14 (pdf)

Committee procedures approved 02.21.12 (pdf)

Documents:

Award Description and Criteria 11.17.15 (pdf)

Reports:

Click here for 2020 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2019 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2019 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2018 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2018 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2018 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2017 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2017 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2017 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2016 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2016 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2016 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2015 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2015 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2015 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2014 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2013-2014 Year-end Report (pdf)

Click here for 2014 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2013 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2012-2013 Year-End Report (pdf)

Click here for 2013 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2012 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2011-2012 Year-end Report (pdf)

Click here for 2012 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2011 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2011 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2011 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2010 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2010 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2010 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2009 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2009 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2009 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2008 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2008 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2008 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2007 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Resolutions:

AS-808-15 Resolution on Revising the Criteria for the Distinguished Scholarship Awards - President Armstrong acknowledged receipt and approval on March 4, 2016

AS-772-13 Resolution on Increasing the Number of Annual Distinguished Scholarship Awards From Two to Three - President Armstrong acknowledged receipt and approval on January 21, 2014

AS-638-05 Resolution on Renaming the Distinguished Research, Creative Activity, and Professional Development Award and Renaming and Constituting the Distinguished Research, Creative Activity, and Professional Development Awards Committee - President Baker acknowledged receipt and approval on June 10, 2005

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