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College of Arts and Sciences

the college of arts and sciences excellence in service award.

the requirements

Eligibility: Tenured and tenure-track Arts and Sciences faculty who have completed three full years of teaching at UNO and have not received this award for at least five years are eligible. 

Nominator: Department or program chair or UNO colleague


  • the candidate’s C.V.
  • a  letter from the nominator that addresses the quality and importance of the candidate’s service. Information about the level of involvement on each committee should be included.
  • a letter from the candidate’s department chair (if the chair is not the nominator) or other seconder supporting the nomination.


  • meritorious service that is above and beyond duties normally assigned
  • sustained meritorious service rendered to the department, college, university, national and/or international communities
  • service to governmental and non‐governmental organizations
  • substantial evidence that a nominee’s service activities have had a significant positive effect
  • other activities that may not have been addressed by the guidelines stated above.

the process

Nomination: Nomination forms, complete with signatures, may be submitted either in hard copy or pdf to Joan Bell no later than April 11, 2014.  As secretary to the Advisory Committee, Joan will send out a congratulatory email to all nominees, copied to department chairs (and/or nominators) which will include the url for the award procedures and requirements.

Final applications must be received no later than October 3, 2014.

Committee Review: The Advisory Committee will work throughout the fall semester reviewing award materials.  Their recommendations to the dean will be completed no later than the end of November. 

Award Announcements: Letters of congratulations from the dean will go out to all award winners as well as all nominees no later than the end of December.  Copies will be sent to respective department chairs.


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