An Instructional academic staff member at the distinguished level performs at a level of proficiency typically requiring extensive experience and advanced knowledge and skills. The expertise of an academic staff member at this level is commonly recognized at a national or international level.
Promotion to this rank is reserved for a very small number of faculty. Candidates are expected to have at least 10 years of service at the rank of full Professor at University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. Attainment of this rank is not simply a result of normal career progression, nor is seniority alone sufficient for promotion.
Candidate faculty are expected to demonstrate sustained scholarly productivity (e.g., publications, extramural funding, professional or academic awards or appointments) since promotion to Professor. The candidate’s accomplishments must be of such stature as to influence the individual’s field of work.
The Distinguished prefix is granted only after review by the Distinguished Prefix Review Committee (DPRC) composed of academic staff.
Eligibility and documentation requirements can be found at: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/polpr oced/UTG/DPRC_PolProc.pdf