ITAA Mid-Career Excellence Award
Excellence Award is to recognize excellent scholarly achievements made by mid-career
professionals since their last promotion. Candidates for this award
should typically be in the mid-career stage at the Associate Professor level or
functioning at that rank in an academic setting and must have an established
record of productive, independent, and impactful peer-reviewed research and
creative scholarship activities at the time of application.
The candidate must be a member of
ITAA for at least 5 consecutive years, be in the mid-career stage (associate
professor level or functioning at that rank in an academic setting), and has not received the Rising Star Award within the
past 3 years, at the time of nomination.
Packet: Self-nominations and nominations
from other ITAA members are welcome. The following nomination materials
are required and must be submitted through the online submission site by
An information sheet that includes:
nominator’s name, address, telephone number, and Email address; nominee’s name
address, telephone number, and Email address; Email address of the University
Communications/Marketing division affiliated with the nominee; and 200 word
description of nominee’s accomplishments suitable for a “press release”.
Letter of nomination.
Minimum of two (2) letters of
support from other ITAA members. Letters should specify reasons for the
nomination (contributions and/or service) and highlight the significant and
exceptional scholarship of the nominee. No more than one letter of support can be from former graduate advisees of the nominee. (Nominator should retain original copies
of the support letters. Support letters will be compiled into presentation
packets for the Mid-Career Excellence awardee).
Current curriculum vita of nominee
focusing on scholarship.
Nominee’s 750 words of statement
Photo of nominee (minimum 300 dpi).
Compile files into one
folder. Name the folder, “Mid Career-Nominee’s Name”. Compress folder
into a zip file and be prepared to upload the zip file during the online
submission process. Deadline for submissions is February 1. Online
submission site opens January 6.
for Evaluating Nominees: ITAA
member who exhibits clear evidence in at least two of the following
categories will be seriously considered.
Active scholarship activities such
as peer reviewed publications, juried design exhibits, book publications, and
presentations at national/international conferences.
Scholarship excellence recognition
such as research award from home institution and from other affiliated
Nomination/recognition of research
excellence such as external grants, projects sponsored by industry, or internal
grants from home institution.
VP of Operations will distribute the materials among the Faculty Fellowship and
Awards Committee; at least one ITAA Fellow will serve on the review
committee. Recommendations from the committee, including a summary of the
criteria from which the recommendations were drawn, will be forwarded to the
Vice-President for Operations who will present the nominations(s) to the
Executive Council for a 2/3 majority vote and final selection.
Excellence Award Recognition:
Upon Council approval of the
nomination(s), the VP of Operations will notify the nominee. Receipt of
materials grants permission to use the materials for publicity and retention in
the ITAA archives. ITAA Mid-Career Excellence Award is recognized at the annual
conference. Award recipients will receive a conference registration fee
waiver, a trophy, and an opportunity to share their appreciation for receiving
the award through the ITAA newsletter.