Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor Program
EXPLANATION OF AWARD
The purpose of the Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor Program is to provide prestigious recognition to outstanding members of the WSU faculty, to encourage teaching, scholarship, and research of the highest quality, to assist in the recruitment and retention of outstanding WSU faculty members, and to provide funds that will enable faculty to further their professional academic objectives.
To be eligible to be considered for the Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor, a candidate needs to have been a member of the WSU faculty for at least five years, must be tenured, and must carry the title of full professor. Current administrators are not eligible.
Faculty members selected will be recognized with the title Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor, a title that will be retained throughout their tenure at WSU, and upon retirement from WSU they will carry the title Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor Emeritus.
Each Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor awardee will receive a cash award in the total amount of $16,000, payable over four (4) years in the amount of $4,000 per year as a salary supplement or funds for professional development or research support. Payments will continue until the full $16,000 is received, but only as long as the awardee remains employed by WSU.
Those wishing to nominate faculty for the Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor Award should email a letter of nomination to the Provost's Office, email@example.com. The selection will be based on the letter of nomination. Additional materials will not be solicited from the nominees.
Nominees will be screened and evaluated by a selected group of senior faculty and academic administrators appointed by the Provost.
The final selection of the awardees will be recommended by the President of the University to the Board of Trustees for approval.
The Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor awardees will formally receive the award at the spring WSU commencement exercises.
Nomination Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2021
Formal Presentation of Award: TBD