Membership Criteria and Nomination Procedure

Criteria for Election:

Full time member of the active UC faculty at the time of election, and demonstrated commitment in all of the following areas:

  • National/international professional stature supported by both internal and external letters of reference.
  • Extensive record of research/creative/scholarly works in chosen field of work, including publications, exhibitions, presentations, and other significant academic accomplishments.
  • Extensive record of significant contributions and commitment to graduate and/or post-graduate education, as evidenced by such activities as research mentoring, teaching, and/or oversight of graduate programs and activities.
  • Demonstrated record of significant leadership and service within or beyond the university as evidenced by but not limited to such activities as committee memberships, and/or leadership positions at the department, college, university or national levels. 

Nomination Procedure:

Please send the nomination as a single pdf file to the chair of the membership committee by nomination deadline. For AY 2022-23, the deadline is October 15, 2022.

The nomination package should include the following items: 

  • Nomination form (DOCX)
  • Current CV
  • Letters of nomination from two graduate fellows (the two nominators should provide separate letters)
  • Up to four letters from external references (references from current and past collaborators, including former students, is discouraged)
  • Letters of nomination and support should adhere to the specific reasons for consideration as described in the membership criteria

Nomination Submission and Election:

The Membership Committee will review, discuss, and vote on the nominations. Those receiving at least 2/3rd positive votes will be sent to the entire membership for ratification. Names of the nominees receiving >2/3rd support from the Graduate Fellows will be sent to the Board of Trustees for ratification. Newly-elected Fellows are recognized formally at the University Awards ceremony, which takes place each spring.