Academic Affairs

Everett Long Award for the Advancement of General Education

Nominations for the Everett Long Award for the Advancement of General Education

(Awarded during even-numbered years)

This award, endowed by Professor emeritus and former Chair of the History department, Everett Long, provides a $2,000 stipend in recognition of faculty members who value the General Education Program, make it a priority for themselves and their colleagues, defend its centrality within the university, and seek to enhance its vitality. The award is intended to honor a faculty member who, over a career or an interval of several years, has been exceptionally vital in advancing the centrality of the General Education Program, ensuring that it continues to occupy a pre-eminent position within the curriculum, promoting the coherence of the program, and ensuring its vitality.The award is not intended primarily as a teaching award, but rather a way of recognizing those who have consistently nurtured the concept of General Education, fostered multidisciplinarity within the program, and modeled its ideals in their academic endeavors. For this award, "faculty" is interpreted broadly to include academic staff members who have contributed substantially to general education.

Nomination Process

Nominations for the award may be made by any department, dean, or academic administrator. All nominees will be honored at a reception sponsored by the Chancellor and the Provost. The recipient of the award will also:

  • Have their name and picture in UW-Whitewater periodicals and other publications,
  • Have his/her name and photograph displayed in the Andersen Library for a year with other campus-wide award recipients,
  • Receive recognition at the Chancellor's welcoming speech for the Fall semester,
  • Be recognized at Spring commencement, and
  • Have a formal presentation of the award at the annual Recognition event in April.

Submission of Nomination Materials

A candidate's nomination materials should consist of the following (to be submitted by February 15): 

  1. A letter of nomination (no longer than two pages) from a department, dean or academic administrator outlining the nominee's contributions to General Education.
  2. A current curriculum vita, including specific activities and accomplishments relating to General Education.
  3. A completed Faculty and Academic Staff Awards Nominee Submission Form (completed and submitted digitally no later than March 1) that includes:
    • Information about the nominee and the award under consideration,
    • A one-paragraph biography of the nominee for inclusion in the award program (150 word maximum), and
    • The name and contact information of the presenter for this nominee.

All nomination materials must be received by Dr. Elizabeth Hachten, Coordinator of General Education (and Assistant Dean, College of Letters and Sciences) by February 15 (aside from the completed Recognition Reception Nominee Information Form, which needs to be submitted no later than March 1 - see above). The award recipient is selected by members of the General Education Review Committee or their designees.

Submission of Materials to the Office of Provost

A list of nominees needs to be submitted by the committee to Dr. Kristin Plessel, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, by March 13. Decisions on all awards made by the selection committees are due by no later than March 31.


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800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: 262-472-1672  
Fax: 262-472-1670

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