Faculty and Staff Awards
Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award
Distinguished Research or Creative Activity Award
Excellence in Teaching Award
Faculty Service Learning Award
Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award
Faculty Excellence in Engagement Award
The following staff award is sponsored by the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs:
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These awards were established in 1997 to honor distinguished teaching in the classroom and are presented to nine faculty members at the annual Faculty Honors Convocation. Nominations are coordinated by the Dean's Office of each college and peer committees in UNO colleges choose recipients. Colleges submit nominations to Tony Flott at email@example.com by March 1. Click here for a list of current and previous recipients.
The Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity (ADROCA) recognizes preeminent achievement in research or creative activity by full-time members of the Graduate Faculty, whose home academic units are at UNO. It is understood that "creative activity" includes not only those areas involving purely "original activities", but the performing arts as well.
Click here for additional information about this award and nomination information. Nominations must be submitted by March 1; supporting materials from the nominee are due April 1.
The Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of Nebraska Omaha was established in 1969 to recognize superior efforts, dedication and exemplary conduct in the performance of the University's first task, the education of its students. Nominated faculty must have been employed by UNO for a minimum of three years.
Click here for more information on the Excellence in Teaching Award. Nominations are due March 1; supporting materials from the nominee are due April 1.
The Faculty Service Learning Award recognizes a faculty member, either full- or part-time, with three years or more experience with service learning, who has been supportive of service learning at UNO (through faculty-student presentations, teaching circles, mentoring faculty-students, etc.), and who has a thorough understanding and appreciation of community issues (i.e., professionalism and cultural competency).
Click here for additional information about this award and nomination information. Nominations are due March 1; supporting materials from the nominee are due April 1.
Faculty members who have been awarded named chairs or professorships over the last year are recognized at Faculty Honors Convocation. Professorship and chair selection are coordinated by the Division of Academic Affairs.
The following campus-wide chairs or professorships are available and nomination materials are due by March 1:
- Peter Kiewit Distinguished Professorship (2 available)
- Isaacson Professorship (1 available)
Click here for current recipients and 2022-23 campus-wide named professorships and criteria announcements.
The Outstanding Graduate Mentor award, presented by the Office of Graduate Studies, was created to recognize individual faculty who place a high value on and excel in mentoring graduate students. Nominees must be tenured members of the UNO graduate faculty currently teaching at UNO.
Click here for additional information about this award and nomination information. Nominations must be submitted by March 1.
The Faculty Excellence in Engagement Award recognizes excellence in global or community engagement by UNO faculty. All full-time UNO faculty are eligible to be nominated.
Click here for criteria and nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by March 1, complete supporting materials from the nominee are due April 1.
The Academic Advisor of the Year Award recognizes professional academic advisors for their exceptional service to students, their colleagues and/or the university. Candidates will be evaluated on their contribution and service, advocacy and collaboration, and initiative and attitude. Nominees must be employed as professional/managerial staff at UNO for at least one year with primary responsibility dedicated to academic advising of undergraduate students.