Nomination Form

Academic Hall of Fame Call for Nominations

The Dakota State University Academic Hall of Fame was initiated in the Winter of 2018, and is held annually during spring semester as part of celebrating past and present research and creative work produced by DSU faculty, staff, students and alumni. The Academic Hall of Fame is part of an initiative to bring greater visibility to scholarly work at DSU, and to foster a collegiate environment that celebrates achievement in research and creative works. Furthermore, the Hall of Fame will support the work of Beadle Scholar, the public face of excellence in research, and a virtual archive of research produced at DSU for  public consumption. The Hall of Fame venue invites individual members to participate in showcasing their scholarly and creative work in a centralized space, that provides prominence and serves as a cornerstone of innovation, research and creativity at DSU.

Nomination Criteria:
Nominations are requested for faculty, staff, students, and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in their respective field and whom their peers, mentors, and colleagues recognize as outstanding representatives of DSUs mission for scholarly and creative excellence. Individuals who are Merrell Hunter Awardees are automatically included in the Hall of Fame. This year the Hall of Fame aims to recognize and disseminate outstanding past and present scholarly and creative work. Nominations will be reviewed by a representative ad hoc committee, who will vote on the nominees.

Criteria for inclusion:

  • At present, the ad hoc committee tasked with organizing this project, is in the process of developing criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame.
  • These criteria and assessment rubrics will be made available upon completion.

Nomination Process:

Please submit your nominations to the of Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and include the following information:

  • Name and faculty rank of nominee and/or;
  • Name and staff rank of nominee and/or;
  • Name and student expected graduation date of nominee and/or;
  • Name and alumni year of graduation of nominee;
  • Brief comment on why you have nominated this person.

Nominations for 2018. The committee will select the Hall of Fame honorees and strive for diverse representation of scholarly and creative work.

About Academic Hall of Fame

In the spring of 2018, funding was approved for the annual subscription of software to create and maintain an Institutional Repository. This repository was named “Beadle Scholar”, to honor the institution’s history as the General Beadle State College and former President, William Henry Harrison Beadle. The Library Archivist serves as the project manager for Beadle Scholar.

In establishing the new institutional repository, policies were developed using best practices covering the repository’s function, scope, and framework. Its stated mission notes “Beadle Scholar will collect, preserve, and disseminate the intellectual output of our institution in a digital form.” Specific questions about scope, submission guidelines, and copyright issues are answered here

Another proposed use of Beadle Scholar is to embed it in the future “Academic Hall of Fame”, which will reside in the Mundt Library. Much like an athletic hall of fame, this area will be a physical representation of the exceptional scholarly work that has been produced at DSU. It will be an attractive area with spaces for physical objects---published books, representative art, and depictions of scholarly output, as well as space for easy access to the content of Beadle Scholar, perhaps in a slide show format, or other digital visual representation.

Plans to renovate the Mundt Library are underway, and the Academic Hall of Fame is a key feature of that renovation. Until complete plans and design for the Hall of Fame are complete, there is currently a Hall of Fame 1.0 on temporary display in the library.