The Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award is based on student and peer evaluations, alumni testimonials, number and range of courses offered, involvement in individual instruction, quality of advisement and mentoring, demonstrated commitment to student welfare and development and acknowledged reputation in teaching.
The Arts and Sciences Outstanding Scholar Award is based on publications, professional honors, receipt of competitive grants, scholarly contributions to one's field and acknowledged reputation in scholarship.
The Arts and Sciences Outstanding Service Award is based on extraordinary service within the College, University, academic profession and larger community. Quality of service is reflected in recognitions and awards, testimonials from colleagues and demonstrated impact on the quality and effectiveness of the organization in question.
The Arts and Sciences Outstanding Advisement Award is based on excellence in academic advisement of undergraduate students. Criteria include number of student advisees and quality of advisement, availability to advisees, communication with students regarding their academic needs and individual progress, knowledge of college programs and requirements and overall impact on students through advising within the College and beyond. Quality in this category can be demonstrated by information supplied by a chair, faculty colleagues, students, and alumni.
The Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Mentor
Award is based on dedication and commitment to supporting, encouraging,
and promoting a positive and inclusive scholarly and teaching environment, and
contributing to the quality of life and professional development of new faculty
within and/or beyond the College's research or degree programs. Exemplary
mentoring is reflected in testimonials from a chair, faculty colleagues, and
The Arts and Sciences Outstanding Advocacy
Award is based on evidence of collaborative service, scholarship,
teaching, advocacy, and/or leadership efforts aimed at promoting, fostering,
and implementing an inclusive environment and celebrating multiculturalism.
Criteria include the creation of diversity programs or activities that address
issues of diversity and social justice, raise racial and cultural
awareness, and promote the betterment of Arts and Sciences. Quality in
this category can be demonstrated by nominations from a chair, faculty
colleagues, students, and alumni.