York College 2014-2015 Convocation Professor Nomination

As part of efforts to enhance recognition of and reward to members of the faculty the President will bestow on one faculty member each year the honor of serving as Convocation Professor.

Concept

As part of efforts to enhance recognition of and reward to members of the faculty the President will bestow on one faculty member each year the honor of serving as Convocation Professor. The Convocation Professor will deliver the Convocation Speech at the Fall Convocation.  The Speech will be of an inspirational nature to faculty (and students).  The title of Convocation Professor will be held for one year, and the Convocation Professor will introduce his/her successor at the following year’s Convocation.  The designation as Convocation Professor will have no financial attachment and can be held only once by any member of the faculty.

Criteria and Parameters

  • Nominees must have been full time faculty for at least three years and hold one of the following ranks: Associate Professor, Professor, Distinguished Lecturer, Librarian or Clinical Professor.
  • Nominees must be viewed by peers as a model of excellence in at least two of the three areas of academic engagement—teaching, research/scholarship, and service (department, college, university, community, or profession).
  • Nominations will be made by full time faculty; one per person. Nominations will be reviewed by a faculty committee appointed by the Provost and Chaired by the Inaugural Professor. The committee will recommend three names to the Provost. The final selection will be made by the President, and will not be subject to review.

The Convocation Professor will deliver the Fall 2014 Convocation Address of 15 minutes on a subject of his/her choice, but of an inspirational nature to faculty (and students), and make the text of the Address available for publication.

    The deadline for nominations is May 28, 2014