Vice Provost Schwarze reported that part of the minutes are not correct. VII.A says: "There was some discussion that the process on the provost's web page does not seem to be the process that was followed. Instead, this year, the provost's office nominated all faculty." Outstanding Faculty Award nominees are those who are nominated for the CNU Alumni Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. The criteria for that award is on the provost's web site at: http://provost.cnu.edu/documents/as_award_for_excellence.pdf. This year, there were three faculty nominated via that process, but there are 4 allowed to be forwarded to the state (3 regular nominations and 1 rising star). Thus, the provost's office added one name, not all of them.
Action requested: Correct these minutes. Suggestion: "There was some confusion about the process of how faculty become outstanding faculty award nominees."
The alumni society award committee has been made up previous outstanding faculty award recipients. Most of those faculty will not be faculty after this year. Thus, we need a process for creating a committee that will decide the outstanding faculty awards.