Deadline For Nominations - February 9th, 2012
Each year the faculty members at Middle Tennessee State University nominate their peers for the Distinguished Creative Activity Award. This award recognizes creative achievement defined as "original, imaginative works of artistic merit as distinguished from empirical/analytical works of scholarly research" This award also carries a monetary honorarium from the Middle Tennessee State University Foundation.
I. SCOPE: For the purpose of this award, creative achievement is defined as original, imaginative works of artistic merit as distinguished from empirical/analytical works of scholarly research.
II. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the award, the activity should meet the two following criteria:
- Originality: The work should be an original product or performance of artistic inventiveness.
- Recognition: The work must be recognized as a significant artistic contribution.
III. REQUIREMENT: The creative activity must have been performed while an employee of MTSU and either worked upon or completed within the last five years.
IV. NOMINATION PROCEDURES:
- All nominations should be delivered to the Ingram Building, Room 011B, or mailed to Emily Born at MTSU Box 134., and should be received by February 10, 2010
- All full-time, non-temporary faculty members, except those
who have been recipients within the previous five years (see
below list), are eligible for nomination. No one is eligible
for more than one Foundation Award in any given year. Previous
recipients of the MTSU Distinguished Creative Activity Award
2004-2005 - Dr. James R. Simmons (Music)
2005-2006 - (no recipient)
2006-2007 - Dr. Mary Nichols (Electronic Media Communication) and Dr. Daniel Pfeifer (Recording Industry) - Joint Award
2007- 2008 - Dr. Kim Nofsinger (Speech and Theater)
2008-2009 - Dr. Paul Osterfield (Music)
2010-2011- Dr. Don Aliquo (School of Music)
- Nominations must be submitted by two faculty members within the discipline or closely allied fields. A faculty member may recommend no more than one nominee.
- With reference to the stated criteria and in consultation with members of the academic discipline, the following materials are requested for consideration: VITA, plus no more than three representative pieces of work and no more than two references (e-mail address of references must be included). The materials presented will be reviewed by the Faculty Research & Creative Activity Committee, which will select the finalists.
- The finalists will be further evaluated by the Faculty Research & Creative Activity Committee and an ex-officio member of the MTSU Foundation. In addition to a review of materials used in the initial screening, the evaluation may include a personal interview and any additional information the committee may deem appropriate. The Distinguished Creative Activity Award recipient will be announced at the Annual Fall Faculty Meeting.