Professors of Distinction
The professor of distinction designation honors a current or potential tenured professor who has achieved recognition well above the criteria for the rank of professor and be considered one of the best scholars in the discipline.
Find helpful resources regarding professorships of distinction.
- Professors of Distinction List (Google Sheets)
- REG 05.20.17 Professorships of Distinction
- College Rules for Named and Named Term Professorships
- SOP – Use of Professor of Distinction Title with Emeritus or Emerita Status
- SOP – Distinguished Professorships that Periodically Rotate Among Colleges
- Recognizing Excellence, Building Excellence (a history of Professors of Distinction through 2002) [doc]
We have developed the following professor of distinction memo templates for deans, which should be printed on college letterhead.
- Sample Memo: Review Committee Approval Request (Google Doc)
- Sample Memo: Dean Recommends Appointment (Google Doc)
- Sample Memo: Faculty Designation (Google Doc)
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