The Faculty Senate Honorary Degrees and Awards Committee invites you to submit names of worthy colleagues in your units who have established high records of achievement in any of the following six categories:

Category Number of Awards
Excellence in Advising and Mentorship 3
Excellence in Engagement 1
Excellence in Librarianship 1
Excellence in Research and Creative Activities 6
Excellence in Service 1
Excellence in Teaching 6

Each award carries a $5,000 stipend. The awards will be presented at the annual Faculty Convocation held during Fall Semester 2022.

We have simplified and clarified the criteria for the awards with the goal to make nominations and submissions easier for everyone. The committee prefers substantive nomination letters from colleagues or supervisors, but in a university tradition, it also accepts self-nominations.

The guidelines for nominations are available at the following website:

Nominees will subsequently receive a congratulatory email. This email will include instructions for how to compose an application or withdraw from the nomination.

Nominations should include hard empirical evidence. Files will need to follow the guidelines as the committee sadly won’t be able to consider those not doing so.

The Faculty Senate Honorary Degrees and Awards Committee will evaluate applications according to rubrics now included with the award descriptions. The committee’s recommendations will then forward its selection to the Provost.

Please note the important deadlines: For nominations: Friday, April 15, 2022 at 11:59PM. For submission of completed files: Monday, May 16, 2022 at 11:59PM.

If you have questions please contact Mary Cossio in the Faculty Senate office at


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