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Award to Recognize Advancing Role of Women in Higher Education: Call for Nominations—October 21

September 28, 2010, Volume 57, No. 05


The Trustees Council of Penn Women and the Office of the Provost are now accepting nominations for their second annual Award of Recognition, intended to recognize significant contributions by University faculty to advancing the role of women in higher education and research at Penn. 

Candidates may be male or female, individuals or groups of collaborators, whose achievements have significantly advanced the scholarly and professional development of women at Penn. Examples of qualifying achievements include:

• Developing ways to overcome obstacles to the advancement of women in academia;

• Increasing the presence of women in fields in which they are underrepresented;

• Facilitating the advancement of women to positions of academic leadership at Penn;

• Improving the environment for female faculty at Penn;

• Creating mechanisms for professional development and recognition through the full span of a female faculty member’s career at Penn.

Nominations may be made by deans, department chairs, center directors, or individual faculty members with the endorsement of a dean, department chair, or center director.  Nomination materials must include a candidate’s current CV, a dean’s letter of endorsement, and supporting letters of recommendation from Penn colleagues or the wider higher education community (if any). They should be submitted to provost-fac@upenn.edu by October 21, 2010. Questions can be directed to Lubna Mian in the Office of the Provost, at mian@upenn.edu.  Award recipients will be announced in the spring and will receive $5,000 (divided among collaborators in the event of multiple recipients).

The selection committee for this year’s award includes: Sherri Adams (School of Dental Medicine), the winner of last year’s award; Jerry Jacobs (School of Arts and Sciences); John Keenan (School of Engineering and Applied Science); Gail Morrison (School of Medicine);  Neville Strumpf (School of Nursing).

Almanac - September 28, 2010, Volume 57, No. 05