Clarence Day Award for Research and Creative Activity



Full-time members of the Rhodes Faculty who have taught at least three years at Rhodes and who have not previously been awarded this prize.

Criteria for Selection

The award recipient has accomplished unusually significant professional work in the past three years.

This work consists of scholarly or research publication, or is exhibited in artistic productions or performances.

This work is judged to be an important contribution to the award recipient’s discipline or related disciplines.

This work must be demonstrated to have had an important effect on the award recipient’s teaching, directly benefiting Rhodes students by its influence on course content or pedagogy.


Nominations should be forwarded to the Office of the Dean of the College and must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 11. Department chairs should assume a special responsibility for nominating department members who are likely to be strong candidates. The nomination should clearly identify the work that provides the basis for the nomination. If possible, the nominator should provide evidence that the work is of unusual significance and that it has influenced the nominee’s teaching. Nominations can be submitted electronically to or by using the online form.