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Faculty Excellence Awards

In Teaching, Research and Creative Activities, Service, Adjunct Instruction, Faculty Advising, and Open Educational Practices

Important Notice: 

The UAS Provost's Office and Faculty Senate nomination period for Academic Year 2024 awards for Faculty Excellence Awards will be opening soon!

This year's celebration will be held on Monday May 6, 2024!

Purpose of Award

To recognize and award faculty excellence in Teaching, Research and Creative Activity, Service, Adjunct Instruction, Faculty Advising, and Open Educational Practices. Awards will be presented at the UAS Celebration of Faculty Excellence held each year the Monday following commencement.

Who is Eligible?

All full-time UAS faculty — tenured, tenure-track, or term — at any of our three campuses are eligible for the teaching, research and creative activity, service, and advising awards. The adjunct instruction award is for those who have taught as an adjunct during the current academic year.

Who can Nominate?

Nominations can be made by UAS faculty, staff, students, or UA system research colleagues. [Note: You must be logged in with your UA credentials ( in order to access the form.]


Faculty Excellence Award recipients will receive $1000. [Previous Award Recipients are listed on the Faculty Senate website.]

Application Must Include

  1. Completed Application Form - available on this web page, on the Nomination Form tab.
  2. Three (3) pieces of evidence supporting the nomination. These may include letters of support from faculty, research/creative activity colleagues, students, staff, or community members stating clearly why the nominee is deserving of recognition. Please be specific about accomplishments relating to teaching (including adjunct instruction), research/creative activity, service, advising - as appropriate - in the current academic year.
  3. Incomplete nominations will not be processed.

Submit your nomination form with attachments no later than 11:59 p.m. on the due date. The Faculty Senate leadership will evaluate all applications and forward recommendations to the Provost and Chancellor. The Provost and Chancellor will make the final determination of awardees.