During Spring 2016, Faculty Excellence relaunched a streamlined and contemporary UCF Scroll & Quill Society. This society is based on two prestigious faculty clubs established in the 1980s to honor faculty members who brought recognition to the university through: (a) The Quill, to recognize authored books and (b) The Scroll, to recognize significant and sustained peer reviewed publications in national and international journals.
Building on the foundation of UCF’s original Quill and Scroll societies this recognition program was redesigned to continue to honor the Legacy Members of the original societies while extending recognition for contemporary UCF faculty scholarly achievements across all disciplines. In line with the UCF Collective Impact Strategic Plan, the specific focus of this society is on recognizing faculty members who have demonstrated sustained scholarly contributions (over a period of at least 10 years at UCF), and have brought positive national and/or international attention to the institution through this scholarly work.Back to Top
- Be a UCF faculty member in good standing.
- Have maintained continuous full-time faculty appointment at UCF since August 2010; eligible faculty appointments include: Professors (all ranks); Instructors (all ranks); Lecturers (all ranks); Librarians (all ranks); Instructional Specialists (all ranks); Instructional Designers (all ranks); Clinical Professors (all ranks); Research Faculty (all ranks), Deans, Assistant/Associate Deans and Faculty Administrators.
- Have Overall and Research Annual Evaluation ratings of “Above Satisfactory” or “Outstanding” for at least the past four years.
- Applicants apply for induction into the Scroll & Quill Society on the basis of scholarly work in 1 of the following categories, which has brought national and/or international attention to the institution: (a) Peer Reviewed Publications and/or Patents, (b) External Funding to Conduct Research and/or Creative Activities, and/or (c) Creative Activities.
A committee consisting of current Scroll & Quill members appointed by Faculty Excellence will review submitted applications and make recommendations to the Vice Provost for Faculty Excellence.Back to Top
Applicants must submit their information via the Qualtrics survey link. The deadline to submit the online application is closed for 2020.
The UCF Scroll & Quill Evaluation Committee inducts applicants solely on the information provided in the electronic application. Each applicant submits his/her own application for consideration for lifetime induction into the UCF Scroll & Quill Society. When information and/or documentation are incomplete, the Committee may be unable to induct deserving applicants.
Specific Requirements for Application
- Document in the online application their outstanding contributions in one of the three categories listed below. Note: No attachments or information submitted outside of the online form will be considered by the committee. Work completed at another institution should not be included. Presented work must include notation of UCF as the applicant’s institutional affiliation.
- Provide a brief Impact Statement (250-word maximum) for each of the categories selected to describe how accomplishments reflect national and/or international excellence and impact within their discipline. This statement should be followed by a list of no more than five selected products/deliverables that best illustrate how the applicant’s outstanding research and/or creative activities have brought national and/or international recognition to UCF; single-sentence annotations can be provided under each of the listed products/deliverables to illustrate specific impact. It is incumbent upon applicants to describe the context and provide comparative data on how their achievements set them apart from their peers and exceed the norms within the applicable discipline(s).
Category A: Peer Reviewed Publications and/or Patents
Applications under this category should have at least a partial focus on contributions to the primary literature in the discipline/field. In the impact statement, the applicant should describe evidence of outstanding contributions related to peer reviewed publications and/or patents. The Impact Statement in this category may include (but is not restricted to) documentation of the following:
- Articles in National and/or International Refereed Journals
- Outstanding achievement may be reported by the number and/or quality (e.g., based on journal impact factors) of publications.
- Authored or Edited Books and/or Authored Book Chapters
- Outstanding achievement may be reported through such evidence as critical reviews, national/international publisher details, distribution, etc.
- Author Citation Analytics
- Since citation conventions and rates vary widely across disciplines, descriptions of outstanding achievement in this category should be presented in a manner that is consistent to the relevant discipline(s) and may include information such as citation counts, average citation rates, and h-index (with comparative data within the discipline).
- Outstanding achievement in this category may relate to the impact of the patented product, for example.
- National and/or international awards based on publication and/or patent achievements.
Category B: Funding to Conduct Research and/or Creative Activities
In the impact statement, the applicant should describe evidence of research and/or creative activities that reflect excellence within the discipline and demonstrate the impact of the research and/or creative activities. The impact statement should include a listing of one or more grants or fellowships awarded to conduct research and/or creative activities, including those creative activities in the fine/performing/visual arts. Applicants should consider including single-sentence annotations under each listing to describe the specific aims of the project, as well as the specific national and/or international impact.
For this section, applicants should include the following:
- Funding Agency
- Applicant Role (Note: Must be Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, Awardee, or Co-Awardee)
- Total Grant/Funding Amount
- Percentage of Funding Attributed to the Applicant
- Annotation with Specific Aims and description of National and/or International Impact
- It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide evidence of the national and/or international funding source(s) and/or description(s) of the national and/or international significance of the conducted work to the discipline and/or society.
- Funding to support student research and/or training (e.g., student training grants, personnel preparation grants) should not be included in this category as evidence of meeting induction criteria; presented funding should be awarded to support faculty research and/or creative activities specifically.
Category C: Creative Activities
This category includes relevant scholarly outputs for UCF faculty members in the fine, visual, and performing arts. The impact statement should describe evidence of excellence in creative activities. This should include a listing of professional accomplishments with brief bulleted descriptions of the creative activity, its purpose, and outcomes/impact of each activity.
Evidence of outstanding contributions may include (but is not restricted to) the following types of activities with national and/or international scope:
- Juried Exhibitions
- Museum Exhibitions
- Critically Reviewed Exhibitions
- Critically Reviewed Performances (including contributions in design/production, performing, acting, conducting, directing, etc.
- Reviewed Products (e.g., compositions, musical scores, recordings, videos)
- Clinics, Workshops and Master Classes
Due to the broad range of disciplines in creative activities, the information presented will differ among the disciplines and among the applicants. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide evidence of the national and/or international significance of the presented work in a format relevant to the discipline(s).
Submitting Assurance of Good StandingFollowing receipt of the online application, Faculty Excellence will send an email to each applicant’s unit head with a request to respond and provide assurance similar to the following (with applicant’s identifying information added):
- Has the applicant has maintained continuous appointment(s) as a faculty member at UCF since August 2011?
- Has the applicant received “Overall” and “Research” Annual Evaluation ratings of “Above Satisfactory” or “Outstanding” for at least the past four years?
- Has the applicant received Cumulative Progress Evaluation (CPE) ratings of “At Expectations” or “Above Expectations” for all completed CPEs following promotion to the rank of “Associate” at UCF (if applicable)?
- Do you have any concerns with this faculty member applying to Scroll and Quill? If so, please explain.
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