The Board of Regents Faculty Awards recognize distinguished performance by faculty, within the past three years, in the categories of teaching, scholarship/research/creative activity, public service, mentoring and Inter-USM-campus collaboration. The Faculty Senate Honors and Awards Committee will select up to three individuals in each category for nomination to the Regents’ Faculty Award Committee. To nominate yourself or a faculty colleague for one of these awards, prepare a packet of no more than five pages including a summary resume, a one-page essay by the nominee describing his or her contribution to excellence, a letter of recommendation from the department chair or dean and brief documentation of exemplary achievement. Submit the packet to the Honors and Awards Committee, c/o Patrice McDermott, Office of the Provost, by Friday, October 1. Nominations submitted to the Honors and Awards Committee within the past two years are still on file and may be re-activated by contacting Dr. McDermott. Additional detailed information concerning eligibility, criteria and documentation for these awards can be found at http://www.usmd.edu/usm/academicaffairs/regfac.txt.