Awards Committee

Member Roster:
Jen-chien Yu (Chair)
Jiun Kuo
Ya Wang
Tim Jiping Zou
Michael Bailou Huang
Wei Cai

Is this an interim or annual report?: Interim report

List significant activities the committee has done since last report:
I. Wen-ling Liu, the Co-chair of the Awards Committee 2010/2011 has resigned from the Awards Committee. Her resignation was submitted and acknowledged by the President in November. Wen-ling transferred Award Committee tasks that she was working on to Chair Jen-chien Yu. The Committee thank Wen-ling for her contribution to the Committee.

II. According the CALA Handbook of Officers, the Awards Committee should consist odd number members, including the Chair. After Wen-ling’s resignation the President appointed a new member, Dr. Hong Xu of University of Pittsburgh (Great Mid-Atlantic Chapter) to join the committee. The committee welcomes Dr. Xu and look forward to working with her.

III. Upcoming Tasks and Timeline
- January 18, 2011 - Distribute Call for Nomination on CALA listserv and CALA website
- March 1, 2011 - Nominations due/Start the process of soliciting supporting letters
- April 1, 2011 - Supporting Letters due
- April 15 - April 30, 2011 - Review nominations and supporting letters/documents. Rank nominees and recommend a award recipient.
- May 15, 2011 - Submit recommendation to the Board of Directors

List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board:
I have two issues that I would like the Board to clarify for me:

1. The CALA Handbook of Officers states that, the Awards Committee recommends an individual for as the Distinguished Service Award to the Board for approval. After the recommendation gets approved (or not), who should make the announcement on CALA listserv and CALA website? Is it the President or the Chair of the Awards Committee? And, should there be a deadline for the Board's approval process?

2. Last year, the Awards Committee 2009-2010 was asked to review CALA President's Recognition Awards nominations as well. However that was not stated in the Awards Committee charge currently. Should (or will) the Awards Committee take on tasks regarding other CALA awards?