Regents’ Researcher

How the Regents’ Researcher Nomination process works

Regents’ Researcher titles may be granted by the Board of Regents to outstanding full-time Principal Researchers.  School chairs are asked to nominate a Principal Researcher. For more information, visit the Board of Regents’ Policy Manual.

A college committee consisting of academic and research faculty with Regents appointments or other chaired professors, as recommended by the school chairs, will review the candidates’ packages and make recommendations to the dean, who will then review the documentation, select one Principal Researcher candidate (the number allowed for COE), and forward his/her recommendations to the Provost. 

Process and Package Contents for Regents’ Researcher

  1. Nominee’s current CV. GT format for research faculty CV is recommended but not required. (provided by nominee to school chair)
  2. One paragraph biographical sketch (provided by nominee to school chair)
  3. Nomination letter from the school chair or direct supervisor to the dean (provided by school chair)
  4. Letter of recommendation from the College Regents’ Committee to the dean (about January)
  5. Dean’s letter of recommendation to the Provost (about February)
  6. The Institute Regents’ Nomination Committee, comprised of faculty members with Regents’ designations or other chaired professors as recommended by the college deans, meets to review the nominations, and will forward their recommendations to the President.  The President sends the packages of the selected nominees to the Board of Regents.  The nominee must receive a unanimous recommendation from the Institute Regents’ Committee and the President before the nomination will be transmitted to the Board of Regents.

Decisions for Regents’ Researcher Nominations

The decision of the Board of Regents is sent to the Office of the Provost (Faculty Affairs).  Faculty Affairs then informs the dean of the outcome (about August). The dean will notify the school chair and the selected candidate.