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Dean's Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award

The Dean's Scholarly, Research and Creativity Activity Award recognizes individual faculty members on an annual basis for outstanding scholarly, research and creative activities (SRC) achievements and impact on their disciplines during the previous academic year.

Award recipient(s) will receive a certificate of recognition and a monetary award of $2,000 as a one-time payment (subject to applicable deductions).

Key criteria: Scholarly, research and creative activity

Nomination guidelines

Eligibility and obligations

Any RFA faculty member, including Chairs/Directors, is eligible, with the exception that Research Chairs are not eligible. If a member of the Faculty Award Committee (FAC) is nominated or applies, s/he should either withdraw the nomination/ application or step down from the Selection Committee and be replaced. Faculty who receive an award (Teaching, SRC or Service) may not receive another award in any category for two years. (e.g. 2015-2016 recipient receiving an award in Winter 2016 would not be eligible to apply for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 awards.)

SRC Category A awards are open to untenured faculty and normally would be applied for within their first five years of appointment in a tenure-track (e.g. untenured) or limited term position and while engaged in research at Ryerson. SRC Category B awards are open to all tenured faculty members.

The number of awards in Category A and B are prorated based on the ratio of untenured/tenured faculty in each Faculty.

Faculty tenured after May can apply for a Category A award for the same academic year. For example, faculty tenured after May 2015 may apply for a Category A award for 2015-16.

Arts Communication
& Design
Community
Services
Engineering &
Architectural
Science
Science Ted Rogers
School of
Management

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Who can submit a nomination?

Interested faculty may apply for the award or faculty may be nominated for the award.

Award criteria

For each awards cycle, applications/nominations are based on submission of an application/nomination form and assessed based on achievements reported in the previous academic year’s Annual Report.

The criteria for evaluation are to be based on the established SRC criteria for tenure and promotion in the individual Faculties. Achievements are recognized as those arising from SRC work carried out or supervised by faculty while employed full-time at Ryerson.

Faculty award recipients must achieve a minimum standard performance in all three faculty functions (teaching, SRC and service). This ensures that excellence in one area is not being facilitated by under-performance in others.

Nomination process
  1. Obtain the nominee's permission (if applicable).
  2. Complete the submission package as described below.
  3. Submit the nomination package via the Online Nomination Portal on the Recognition website.
  4. Nominee receives confirmation email with link to provide online consent before the deadline. This step must be completed before the deadline.
Nomination package

The application/nomination package will consist of the following:

  • Citation (100 word maximum) – highlight why the nominee deserves this award and any notable achievements. This citation will be included in related university communication should the nominee or team be selected.
  • Supporting Statement (500 words maximum) - regarding the impact of the achievement for which the award application is made. Impact can be social, economic, industrial, academic or creative.
  • Annual Report from the previous academic year. Only those attachments directly related to the award being sought should be attached for the purposes of the application/nomination.
  • Supporting Materials (three document maximum) - this evidence of achievement could include published papers, monographs, patents, portfolios, exhibitions, juried work, citations, etc.
  • Names and contact information of three referees best able to assess the merit of the work being considered for the award.
  • Updated CV in Common or OCGS format - this requirement is submitted after the initial application/nomination process. Applicants/nominees will be prompted by email to submit this portion.
Selection process

Each Faculty will strike a Faculty Awards Committee to evaluate applications/nominations for the recognition awards governed by Appendix G of the Ryerson Faculty Association collective agreement. For the SRC Award, external reviews may be carried out at the discretion of the Committee and reserved for those applications which have been short listed for consideration.

Five members are elected by and from the members of the Faculty. There may be no more than one member from each department on the FAC. In a Faculty with fewer than five departments, the Faculty may, however, choose to reduce the size of the committee to include one member from each department.

Important dates

Nomination deadline: November 8 at noon
Recipient notified by: December 22
Award presentation: Faculty Research and Creative Activity Luncheon

Contact

Faculty of Arts

Kathryn Rowan
Academic Administrative Coordinator
krowan@ryerson.ca
ext. 7155

Faculty of Communication and Design

Nashwa Salem
Academic Administrative Coordinator
nsalem@ryerson.ca
ext. 5012

Faculty of Community Services

Jeanine Webster
jeanine.webster@ryerson.ca
ext. 4641

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Dorothy Opasinis
Administration Manager
dopasini@ryerson.ca
ext. 5102

Faculty of Science

Virginia Clark
Administrative Coordinator
virginiaclark@ryerson.ca,
ext. 5247

Ted Rogers School of Management

Carrie Wiebe
Executive Assistant
cwiebe@ryerson.ca
ext. 5119

Calendar

Nomination deadline
Nov 8 at noon

Including nominee's online consent

Recipients of this award are celebrated at two events:

Scholarly, Research & Creative Activity Luncheon

Ryerson Awards Night

For questions or more information regarding this award, please contact:

Faculty of Arts
Kathryn Rowan
krowan@ryerson.ca, ext. 7155

Faculty of Communication and Design
Nashwa Salem
nsalem@ryerson.ca, ext. 5012

Faculty of Community Services
Jeanine Webster
jeanine.webster@ryerson.ca, ext. 4641

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
Dorothy Opasinis
dopasini@ryerson.ca, ext. 5102

Faculty of Science
Virginia Clark
virginiaclark@ryerson.ca, ext. 5247

Ted Rogers School of Management
Carrie Wiebe
cwiebe@ryerson.ca, ext. 5119