Nomination and Selection


Nominees are defined as those who are nominated.

Candidates are defined as those chosen by the Selection Committee for final review.

  1. Any individual, except for current members of the selection committee, may nominate a faculty member. The letter of nomination is to come from two individuals; at least one of them must be a faculty member. See, How to Nominate a Faculty Member.
  2. If this is a re-nomination, please carefully read the Eligibility and Educational Criteria page prior to proceeding.
  3. Nomination letters, Narrative Summary of Educator’s Contributions (1-2 pages-also see FAQ) and CVs (must be in Baylor College of Medicine format) for a nominee will be submitted to the administrative coordinator for the Robertson Award, Deborah Fernandez. The specific date (month and year) of the Baylor Faculty Appointment and specific dates of any gaps that have occurred must be documented in the CV. The Narrative Summary of Educator’s Contributions of successful candidates will include a narrative describing the nominees' various achievements as an educator. Nominees, Candidates and their nominators are free to share this Narrative Summary with those writing letters for them.
  4. After the Selection Committee accepts a nomination, the administrative coordinator will contact the nominated individual to confirm that they are willing to be considered as a nominee for the award. The Presidential Award is a competitive (norm-based) award. The Selection Committee will determine the nominees to be further reviewed after submission of additional materials.
  5. If a nominee is selected to be a candidate for final review, the individuals submitting the nomination will be asked to submit the names of five individuals to be asked to write letters of recommendation on behalf of the nominee. At least three of these individuals must be faculty at Baylor. These letter writers cannot be the nominator or members of the selection committee.

    Nominees should establish, together with their nominators, a list of individuals from whom they would like letters of recommendation to be requested, prior to the date for notification of nominees selected for further review. Individuals who write letters of recommendation should know the nominee and their work at Baylor well, be well established in the College or the nominee's discipline, and represent, as a group, a diversity of perspectives. For each individual letter writer, include full name, title, affiliation, address, phone number and email addresses. View Guidelines for Writing Letters of Recommendation.

    The committee will again review the curriculum vitae and Narrative Summary of Educator’s Contributions submitted with the nomination letter, and it is anticipated that the letters of recommendation will have a great influence on the selection of award recipients.
  6. Following review of all materials for the candidates, the Selection Committee will recommend the names of the recipients that will be submitted to the President and CEO of the College.