Office of the Provost | Honorary Degrees
HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATION PROCESS
Case Western Reserve University awards honorary degrees to recognize persons who exemplify in their work the highest ideals and standards of “excellence in any valued aspect of human endeavor, including the realm of scholarship, public service, and the performing arts.” (Case Western Reserve University Faculty Handbook, 3, III.X)
A committee, chaired by Provost W. A. “Bud” Baeslack and including representation from each of the University’s schools or college, meets annually during the fall semester to review nominations submitted by the end of September. Nominations may be submitted throughout the year for consideration in the following review period.
The university community may submit nominations, preferably by e-mail, to the office of the provost, c/o Lois Langell (email@example.com. Nominees should not be informed of the nomination; current members of the faculty, the staff, or the Board of Trustees are not eligible for an honorary degree.
For full review, please include the information listed below. Incomplete nominations cannot be considered.
* Nominating letter that explains the basis for the recommendation.
* Nominee’s vita or biography
* Maximum of five letters of support (optional)
* Other supporting material (optional)
* Email address
* Affiliation (student, faculty, staff, alumna/us)