Scholar On Campus

The Scholar on Campus is awarded annually to a faculty member demonstrating exceptional scholarship contributions to the community. Founded in 1983, this program was administered by the PDAC. The biographical sketches of past Scholars on Campus included here provide highlights of the scholarly achievements.

The 2020 – 2021 Scholar on Campus Award

The 2020 – 2021 Scholar on Campus award will be made to a member of the faculty who has demonstrated extraordinary scholarship and creative work that has had an important impact at City Tech and in the larger community. Successful candidates must display substantial evidence of scholarly excellence, which may be demonstrated by publications, performances, exhibits, external recognition and records of exceptional performance by national and international standards of excellence in their field of expertise. The Scholar on Campus is well rounded and combines scholarship with exemplary teaching and/or service roles. Members of the Professional Development Advisory Council (PDAC) are committed to nominating a candidate who through their scholarship has demonstrated a positive impact on students, the curriculum, teaching and learning at City Tech and/or the larger community.

This is a year-long award. This year’s recipient will be entitled to $1000 for professional travel during the 2020-2021 academic year, in recognition of their potential for further contributions. The Scholar on Campus, in collaboration with PDAC and the Faculty Commons, will help to develop activities aimed at the professional development of fellow faculty members and/or the improvement of the students’ learning experience at City Tech. These activities may include, but are not limited to; offering seminars or workshops on topics such as grant writing, implementation of evidence based pedagogical initiatives, undergraduate research programs, and publishing.

Eligibility To Be Nominated:

Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers who were appointed to a full-time position at least three years before nomination are eligible. Five years in a full-time position at the college is encouraged. Faculty members may nominate themselves. The nomination should be submitted the Chair of the Scholar on Campus Committee, Associate Provost Pamela Brown,, subject – Scholar on Campus Nomination, by Monday, February 3, 2020.

Selection Procedure: Step 1

• The Scholar on Campus Committee, composed of previous recipients of the Scholar on
Campus Award, evaluates the nominee’s scholarship and its impact, based on review of the nominee’s portfolio. The Committee discusses each nominee’s achievements and evidence of publications, performances, exhibits, and records of exceptional performance by national and international standards of excellence. Each member of the Committee independently will rate the candidate on the following basis: 5 – excellent, 4 – very good, 3 – good, 2 – fair and 1 – poor. The nominees whose applications receive the most total points and highest average points will be recommended to the PDAC as finalists, typically 2-3. The Committee determines the number of successful candidates based on the ratings and prepares a brief rationale for their decision and recommendations. This meeting is scheduled on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Step 2.

• Based on the recommendations of the Scholar on Campus Committee, the names of the selected nominees are forwarded to the members of PDAC to review their applications. Only finalists will be reviewed by members of PDAC. Nominees not forwarded are notified.


•Voting is held at a joint meeting of all former Scholars on Campus and PDAC. All members of PDAC and the Scholar and Campus Committee are eligible to vote. This meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The successful candidate must have at least 50% of the votes cast. If no candidate receives 50% of the votes then the PDAC may vote to eliminate the candidate(s) with the fewest votes and vote for the remaining candidate(s).  A decision to revote would require the support of 50% or more of PDAC members. Voting may be conducted via email. Nominees are notified of the outcome.


The Scholar on Campus is announced to the College Community, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Award Ceremony

The Scholar on Campus presentation and dinner is scheduled for April 20, 2020. The College Community and the Scholar’s family and friends are cordially invited to attend.

Honors Convocation

Scholar on Campus typically serves as the keynote speaker.

 City Tech’s 2016 – 2019 Scholar on Campus

View City Tech’s previous Scholars on Campus: