Faculty and Staff Awards
The following faculty awards are presented during the annual Faculty Honors Convocation:
The following staff award is sponsored by the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs:
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These awards were established in 1997 to honor distinguished teaching in the classroom and are presented to eight faculty members at the annual Faculty Honors Convocation. Nominations are due to Tony Flott at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2018.
The Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity (ADROCA) considers the following objectives:
- Recognize and honor preeminent achievement in research or creative activity by faculty members of the University of Nebraska Omaha, work of sufficient originality and distinction to merit attention at the national level, or beyond;
- Foster and enhance the quality of research and creative activity at the University;
- Reaffirm the values of discovery, innovation, and fulfillment in scholarship and the arts; and
- Make manifest to the public the University's commitment to and support of such accomplishment.
Any tenured member of the Graduate Faculty whose primary home department/school is at UNO is eligible for the Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity. An individual who has previously received the Award may become eligible again after five years on the basis of research or creative activity that was not used to support the previous award. Current members of the ADROCA Selection Committee are not eligible, even if considered for University Professorships. It is understood that "creative activity" includes not only those areas involving purely "original activities", but the performing arts as well. Click here for submission information. Nomination materials and peer letters are due January 22, 2018.
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 8, 2017.
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).
This award is coordinated by the Service Learning Academy. For more information, please contact Kirsten Case at (402) 554.4043 or email@example.com. Nomination deadline is December 15, 2017. Click here for nomination form.
Faculty members who have been awarded named chairs or professorships over the last year are recognized at the Faculty Honors Convocation. Professorship and chair selection are coordinated by the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Click here to view campus-wide named professorships and criteria. Nominations are due March 1, 2018.
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 for this award. Application portfolios are due November 15, 2017 in the Office of Graduate Studies, EAB 203.
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. The recipient of this annual award will receive a plaque and a $500 award in recognition of their accomplishments. 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.
Nominations should be mailed to Cathy Pettid in Eppley Administration Building 111 by March 1, 2018.
Click here for nomination form.
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