Deadline extended for Gee Award nominations

Lectureship carries $1,000 prize
By Staff

The Faculty Council Women’s Committee solicits nominations for the 2018 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award, which carries a $1,000 prize. The recipient presents their scholarly work during the Gee Memorial Award Lecture at the annual CU Women Succeeding Professional Development Symposium.

The nomination deadline has been extended to Dec. 10, 2018.

The award recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions, and distinguished teaching. Instituted in 1992, the award is named for Elizabeth Gee, a faculty member in the CU Anschutz Medical Campus School of Nursing and the late wife of former CU President Gordon Gee.

The Gee Award is the only award in the CU system that specifically recognizes outstanding work on women’s issues and a concerted effort to advance women in the academy.

Eligibility: Any full-time faculty member from any CU campus may be nominated.

Criteria: The criteria for selecting recipients of the award are as follows:

  • Record of advancing women in the academic community (please note that nominee should show evidence of advancing women beyond his/her own department);
  • Significant and original scholarship and/or creative work;
  • Record of research, teaching, and/or service that pushes the boundaries of disciplinary knowledge and makes connection between disciplines;
  • Distinguished record in teaching excellence.

Nomination: To nominate a candidate, please submit the following:

  • a nomination statement in letter form (please individually address each of the four criteria listed above in the letter);
  • a two- to three-page abbreviated current curriculum vitae of the nominee;
  • a one- to two-page personal statement from the nominee (please individually address each of the four criteria listed above in the statement); and
  • Letters of support from the university community and the extended academic community. One letter from a student or advisee is optional.

Nomination packets should not exceed 15 pages. Only complete nomination packets sent in by the due date will be reviewed. Please submit the nomination packet as a single PDF file to

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Melinda Piket-May at Preference will be given to nominees who have been with the University of Colorado at least five years.

Please visit for a complete list of previous award winners.