Faculty and Staff Awards
Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award
Distinguished Research or Creative Activity Award
Excellence in Teaching Award
Faculty Excellence in Global Engagement Award
Faculty Service Learning Award
Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award
Outstanding Innovation in Teaching and Technology Award
Excellence in Community 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. Peer committees in UNO colleges choose recipients. Nominations are due to Tony Flott at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2019. Click here for a list of the 2019 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 December 7, 2018; supporting materials from the nominee are due January 18, 2019.
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 December 7, 2018; supporting materials from the nominee are due January 18, 2019.
The Faculty Excellence in Global Engagement Award recognizes excellence in global engagement by UNO faculty. Global engagement refers to the myriad ways faculty work to connect UNO to the world through their teaching, research and creative activity, and service. The award will consider the faculty member’s record of global engagement at UNO.
All full-time UNO faculty are eligible to be nominated. Click here for more information on the Faculty Excellence in Global Engagement Award. Nominations are due December 7, 2018; supporting materials from the nominee are due January 10, 2019.
The Faculty Service Learning Award recognizes a faculty member, either full- or part-time, who has experience with a service learning course, 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 agency issues (i.e., professionalism and cultural competency).
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. Click here to view campus-wide named professorships and criteria.
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 graduate faculty currently teaching at UNO who have:
- Been active in graduate education for a significant period of time, and established a record of excellence in mentoring graduate students;
- Demonstrated success in socializing students in their chosen profession;
- Demonstrated the ability to place students; and
- Had his or her students perform well professionally after graduation.
Click here to view the criteria and application information for this award. Application portfolios are due November 14, 2018.
Sponsored by the Office of Digital Learning, the Outstanding Innovation in Teaching and Technology Award honors faculty who have implemented innovative teaching approaches shown to increase student learning, engagement and success. Both full- and part-time UNO faculty are eligible for the award. Nominations are due March 1, 2019. The inaugural recipient of the award will be recognized at the Spring 2019 Digital Learning Showcase. Click here for more information on the award criteria and nomination process.
The Excellence in Community Engagement Award recognizes exceptional commitment to engagement through research, pedagogy, and/or practical application. UNO Defines community engagement as the "collaboration between the University and its local, regional, national and global communities for the exchange of knowledge and resources." As an engaged campus, UNO is fully committed to creating value through mutually beneficial partnerships where information and expertise are shared and applied for the common good.
Nominees must be full-time UNO faculty. Click here for more information on the Excellence in Community Engagement Award. Nominations are due December 7, 2018; supporting materials from the nominee are due January 18, 2019.
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.
Click here for nomination form. Nominations should be submitted to Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado by March 1, 2019.