Faculty Excellence Award

The Faculty Excellence Award, $1,500 cash award, is to honor tenured faculty who have excelled as teachers and scholars and effectively combined the two into exciting classroom experiences.

Eligible individuals must be tenured, have been at UNI at least five years, and be non-administrators (e.g. department heads) at the time of consideration. Eligibility also includes individuals who are employed at least half-time, those on leave or absence during consideration, or individuals who are in their final year of employment prior to retirement. An individual may receive the CHAS Faculty Excellence Award only once every five years; however, recipients are not precluded from consideration for university awards. 

Selected nominees will be asked to submit the following materials:

  • A two to three page narrative (stating the candidate's exemplary activities in all three faculty area's: creativity or research, service and teaching.)
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • A maximum of three representative artifacts (publications, creative works, teaching materials, etc.)
  • Two letters of recommendation describing the nominee's accomplishments in teaching, scholarship and service.
    *Examples of the candidates' exemplary work that cannot be compiled into a singular document, i.e. physical objects/books/artwork, may be placed in the CHAS Dean's office.

Any faculty member or department head may nominate a colleague for this award by letter or e-mail. The nomination should be sent to the current CHAS Senate Chair no later than April 1.