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Part 2: Committees
Chapter 3. Standing Committees of the Division

241. 
Senate Awards En 1/31/12
  • A)
    This committee shall consist of seven ordinary members of the Division. It shall also have one undergraduate student representative and one graduate student representative, who shall not have the right to vote except as noted below. The membership shall typically include past recipients of the Distinguished Teaching and Faculty Research Lecturer awards.
  • B)
    The Committee shall have the following duties:
    • 2)
      Faculty Research Lecturer Awards
      • a)
        It shall solicit nominations annually for members of the faculty or staff at San Diego whose research has made a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge and present recommendations for recipients to the Representative Assembly, which shall accept or reject each recommendation.
        • i)
          It shall recommend up to two members, one in the Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences and one in the Sciences/Engineering, who shall present a public lecture on a topic of his or her choice.
        • ii)
          The recommendations shall be made to the Representative Assembly or the Division no later than its final meeting in the spring term, and the lectures shall be presented during the following academic year.
    • 1)
      Distinguished Teaching Awards
      • a)
        It shall solicit nominations annually for distinguished teaching awards, and present recommendations for recipients to the Representative Assembly, which shall accept or reject each recommendation.
        • i)
          It shall recommend up to five Academic Senate members, three non-Senate faculty members, and three graduate students.
        • ii)
          For the award to Senate Members, the committee shall recommend up to four members of the Faculties of the undergraduate Colleges, no more than one from each of the following disciplinary areas: arts or humanities; engineering; natural sciences; and social sciences. The committee may recommend one additional member from among the faculties of the graduate and professional schools.
        • iii)
          The undergraduate and graduate student representatives shall have the right to vote on nominees for distinguished teaching awards.
      • b)
        It shall consider general policies that will enlarge the possibilities for distinguished teaching and consider ways to improve the quality of instruction, including methods of evaluation.
    • 3)
      Donald F. Tuzin Award for Distinguished Service in the UCSD and Systemwide Academic Senate
      • a)
        It shall solicit nominations biennially for Academic Senate members who have shown exceptional leadership by serving the Senate in a distinguished manner that reflects a deep commitment to shared governance and to the excellence of the University of California and present a recommendation to the Representative Assembly, which shall accept or reject the recommendation.
    • 4)
      Academic Senate Service Award
      • a)

        It shall entertain nominations for a member of the UC San Diego administration who has not only provided extraordinary service to the campus, but has done so in a manner that honors and advances the tradition of shared governance and strengthens the partnership between the Academic Senate and the Administration, and present a recommendation to the Representative Assembly, which shall accept or reject the recommendation.

Part 2: Committees