The Distinguished Scholar of the Year award honors a faculty member for outstanding achievement in the area of research and creative activity. The award is granted to a faculty member based on his or her distinction as a scholar as demonstrated through work that might include, but is not limited to: books and other major publications, major musical compositions, major works of art, and other scholarly or creative work that has had a major impact on a field. The award is meant to recognize distinctive achievement in the past year in the context of a successful career and ongoing research agenda.
Beginning in 2017, this faculty award honors Loyola’s commitment to academic excellence and the highest standards of scholarship in a given field. It joins the Distinguished Teacher of the Year as a status conferred upon a tenured colleague. Selection is based on department nominations to a small committee of academic leaders and past award recipients. The recipient is announced each year at the annual Faculty Excellence Celebration (formerly known as the Deans' Symposium) where each year’s recipient also has the honor of offering a brief scholarly presentation (recipients notified a month in advance). Colleagues who have been nominated in the past may be re-nominated. Colleagues can only receive the award once.
any tenured faculty member
January 17, 2017
Academic Affairs/Deans representatives and selected past recipients
To nominate a colleague, a Department Chair or designee submits a brief nomination describing the colleague’s recent achievements in scholarship and its importance in the field. Nominees will be asked to submit a current cv and a sample recent publication or creative work.