Faculty Recognition

Current Awards

John McKendy Memorial Teaching AwardThe John McKendy Memorial Teaching Award recognizes teaching quality and effectiveness.

University Scholarship Award

The University Scholarship Award recognizes scholarly work including research, publication, and work of creative or cultural significance.

University Service Award
The University Service Award recognizes contributions to the university, the professional field, the union, or the community.

Teaching Excellence Award for Part-Time FacultyThe Teaching Excellence Award is for a part-time faculty member who demonstrates exceptional qualities as a teacher while instructing, researching, enhancing a specific scholarship, and participating in community service.


Past Awards


Instructional Leadership AwardThe Instructional Leadership Award is for a professor who demonstrates leadership among faculty colleagues in developing institutional structures and processes, pursues activities that help create an environment that fosters excellence in teaching, participates in efforts to improve the quality of instruction to students, and assists colleagues in improving their teaching.

Special Merit for Research AwardThe Special Merit Award for Research is for faculty members who demonstrate a wealth of research activity within their specialized field. Special emphasis is placed on the previous year of research, although an entire career is considered.