Amendment: Establish an Award for Outstanding New Directors
[By-Law XII Section 3]
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E. Outstanding New Director Award.
This award is given to a new Director who demonstrates outstanding achievement in scholarship, service, community building, or competitive success. The ideal candidate should be in their first seven years as a Director.
Rationale: As a community we need more awards for younger directors. We have several lifetime achievement awards, which are of course well deserved, but we need awards to shore up promising young directors in danger of burning out or losing departmental support. Many faculty cannot get a superior annual review without a national award. When promising new directors are seen doing good work, we should have an award to signal community support and to shore them up. The AFA-NST has an award like this and we should too.