Evaluation Factors for Research
- Impact of publications, inventions, and talks on their field, society, and the Clark School
- Appraisals by external experts in the field
- Awards and recognitions
- Accomplishments of students, postdocs, and others who they have mentored
- Promotion of diversity and inclusion within society and their fields through their research activities.
Evaluation Factors for Teaching
- Significant contributions to teaching, which may include education outside the classroom
- Appraisals by colleagues and students
- Ability to motivate students to learn and exceptional learning outcomes
- Innovative techniques and materials, significant course and curriculum development
- Efforts that have enhanced diversity and inclusion within society and the Clark School.
The package submitted for nominees must not exceed 15 pages (12 pt font, 1” margins), and includes the following:
- A cover page with the nominee’s name, department(s), dates at the University of Maryland, and academic rank
- A table of contents for the package
- A letter of nomination (3 pages maximum) describing the nominee’s most significant contributions in the context of the indicators of quality and impact described above
- A complete curriculum vita for the nominee, in UMD format
It should also include the following area-specific information:
- A 1-2 page statement from the nominee about their research.
- Three external letters of recommendation that evaluate the nominee’s scientific and technical contributions (A departmental representative must contact the referees to obtain the letters; collaborators are permitted to provide letters).
- A brief statement of the credentials of each reference (Professional relationships between the nominee and reference should be disclosed here).
- For researchers who publish, a tabulation of the nominee’s top 10 most-cited peer-reviewed publications, along with articles listed in decreasing order of non-self citation count. The nominee should also include their Researcher ID. For other researchers, appropriate metrics for their scholarly output (e.g. licensed patents, etc.).
- A 1-2 page statement from the nominee about his/her teaching, which may include approach, specific examples of innovative techniques, curriculum development, etc.
- Three letters of recommendation, consisting of one each from:
- a student
- a University colleague (e.g., a faculty member, administrator), and
- the nominee’s Department Chair or unit Director.
- A list of courses, by semester, taught at the University during the past 5 years (or since being appointed at the University, if shorter) with student evaluations.
- Optionally, peer teaching evaluations (if performed).
- Examples of teaching materials may be appended, as long as the total page limit is not exceeded.
Supporting letters should elaborate on the nominee's contributions in their primary area(s) of effort worthy of recognition, as well as contributions extending beyond this area.
Note that nominations from last year will be considered again this year, and nominators have the option to withdraw or update the package. Prior recipients are not eligible to be nominated again.