ME Professor Michael Thouless has been selected by the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) as the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Governance Award. This award recognizes exceptional and distinctive service in faculty governance to the entire University.
According to the SACUA, “Faculty members who consistently place University-wide interests on the same level as personal career and departmental interests represent a scarce resource that all faculty members treasure. Their concern with the general welfare protects and nourishes our individual welfare. The kinds of corporate activity these University citizens take on give us a secure sense of collective conscience. Faculty governance is the arena in which these citizens serve, and it is faculty government through the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs that recognizes their accomplishments with this award.”
The Distinguished Faculty Governance Award was established by SACUA in 1986 and is funded by the Alumni Association. The criterion for the award is distinguished service to faculty governance over several years with an emphasis on university-wide service.