March 16, 2009


SUBJECT:    Call for Nominations - Faculty Research Lecturer

You are invited to nominate a colleague for the Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer Award. Nominations must be accompanied by a letter that makes the argument for the nomination. It is critical that the statement fully documents the nominee's

* field of knowledge

* important research contributions and where the contributions stand in relationship to his or her peers and discipline(s); where possible, please identify specific papers, books, or treatises that epitomize the nominee's contribution

* ability to deliver a provocative lecture having broad audience appeal

* a brief statement about the probable focus of the nominee's lecture

The nominating letter should conclude with a brief (two or three sentence) statement encapsulating why the nominee should receive the award.

The Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer Award recognizes colleagues whose research has made a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge. Each year the Senate selects two members of the faculty to receive this prestigious award, one from the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences, and one from the Sciences. Each recipient is asked to present a lecture on a topic of his or her choice, is honored by the faculty with a reception prior to the lecture, and receives a $1,000 honorarium.

The Committee on the Faculty Research Lecturer is charged with recommending the award recipients to the Representative Assembly. We ask you to forward your nominations to the Academic Senate Office either by campus mail (Attention: Missie Jacobs, 0002) or email ( no later than Monday, April 27, 2009.

Steven P. Briggs
Committee on Faculty Research Lecturer