Tribute to Women

Deadline: February 20, 2017

At the Tribute to MU Women 2017, the MU Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women will honor any outstanding MU faculty, staff and student who has worked to create an environment of equity, fairness and justice for women on campus, has demonstrated respect for the diversity of women's experiences, and helped promote the advancement of women through education and advocacy are eligible. The ceremony will take place on March 6.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: February 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

To Nominate:

  • In an email to Michelle Heck, include:
    • Your name, address, phone & email
    • Nominee's name, address, phone & email
    • In 1000 words or less (two pages or less), please give examples of your nominee's qualifications and describe how this nominee specifically meets the eligibility criteria. Nominations are limited to two letters – the committee will read the first two letters submitted only. You mail email these separately or jointly.

ELIGIBILITY

Nominees should be currently active MU faculty, staff or students who have met all three criteria, below:

  1. Worked above and beyond the expectations of their job responsibilities to help create an environment of equity, fairness and justice for women on the MU campus, including students, faculty and staff
    AND
  2. Demonstrated respect for the diversity of women's experiences
    AND
  3. Helped promote the advancement of women through education, advocacy, support and activism

Please note that while there are many admirable individuals at MU who deserve to be recognized for their outstanding work as teachers, scholars, role models, volunteers, and so on, this award is specifically designed to recognize those working above and beyond their job descriptions on behalf of other women specifically.

Current members (excluding ex-officio) of the Committee on the Status of Women are not eligible for nomination, nor are previous recipients of this award. For a list of current committee members, please visit the Committee Roster. For the names of past honorees, please visit the Past Honorees list.

NOMINATION

Two letters of nomination in support of each candidate, of no more than 1000 words each, must be submitted through the submission website. Letters primarily should address the ways the candidate meets the three criteria specified above. Nomination letters will be kept confidential and only members of the Tribute to MU Women committee will read the letters. It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that two letters are submitted on their nominee's behalf, but please do not submit more than two letters. The committee will read the first two letters submitted only. Each nominator will be notified that her/his letter of nomination has been received.

SELECTION

The Selection Committee, composed of members of the MU Committee on the Status of Women, will select nominees to be honored at a reception in March, in conjunction with Women's History Month. The Primary Nominator of each awardee will be asked to provide a 2-minute introduction of the awardee. All nominators will be invited to the ceremony, as will University officials and friends of the honoree.

Questions about the process may be sent to Michelle Heck.