Distinguished Professor Award Requirements

The OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award recognizes a faculty member for superior academic performance, professional renown, and service to the University and to the public.

Nominations shall include:
(1) the completed nomination form; (2) the nominees vita; and (3) three letters of support. At least one letter of support must be written by a current or emeritus faculty member and at least one letter of support by a current or former student. The remaining letters of support may be from colleagues, students, and/or others who can comment on the nominee's qualifications. The nominator is not eligble to submit a letter of support.

Selection criteria include:
exceptional scholarly achievements and publications
teaching ability, reputation, and quality
participation in University affairs
visibility and recognition in Oregon, the U.S., and the world
Please be certain that the nomination materials, particularly the letters of support, address these criteria. Committee recommendations will be made on the basis of the information submitted; the committee does not solicit additional information.

Unsuccessful nominations made in the previous academic year will be reconsidered. Nominators may wish to submit additional information to update and supplement these previous nominations.

The recipient receives a plaque and $2,000 from the OSU Alumni Association. Nominees for this award may also be considered for nomination for the CASE U.S. Professor of the Year Award, which is presented by the Carnegie Foundation.

 Click here for the Nomination Form