Faculty Invited to Nominate Peers for Regents' Professorships

Faculty Invited to Nominate Peers for Regents' Professorships

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Nominations are now being accepted for 2008 Regents' Professors – the highest rank University of Arizona professors can achieve.

Regent's Professors "are expected to exemplify the highest objectives and standards of the University through their scholarship, research or creative activities and teaching," President Robert N. Shelton wrote in a letter to UA faculty members last week.

Regents' Professor is an honor awarded only to full professors. No more than 3 percent of tenured and tenure-track faculty members may hold the rank at any given time.

Becoming a Regents' Professor at the UA requires nominations from other tenured faculty members. Nominations may come from any self-constituted group of three to five tenured faculty members.

Nomination packages should be sent to the President’s Office, Administration 712, Box 210066, by Nov. 14.

After an advisory committee reviews the nominations, the president decides which names to forward to the Arizona Board of Regents for approval. The designation comes with a permanent $5,000 annual salary increase.

More information and a list of criteria for nomination packages can be found in Shelton's memo.

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