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Moscow, ID
83844-3152

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University Awards for Excellence

The University Awards for Excellence recognize and encourage excellence in all forms at the academic level. Awards will be presented on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.


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This award was established in 2011-12 to acknowledge achievements made by gifted faculty usually during the middle of their career, who have demonstrated a commitment to outstanding scholarship, teaching, and engagement. Eligible faculty will have completed three years of full-time service at the university in either tenured, tenure track, or non-tenure track professorial ranks, including faculty at large. Up to nine awards are available to faculty annually. Individuals selected for the award will receive $5,000 in addition to their base salary effective the following academic year for two years. Please contact your dean’s office for internal college deadlines. Final nominations by the deans are due to provost@uidaho.edu by January 26, 2018.

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The University of Idaho seeks nominations for faculty eligible for the rank of University Distinguished Professor. This rank will be bestowed on University of Idaho faculty annually in recognition of sustained excellence, as judged by peers, in scholarly, creative, and artistic achievement; breadth and depth of teaching in their discipline; and university service as well as service involving the application of scholarship, creative, or artistic activities that address the needs of one or more external publics. Nominations for Distinguished Professor are due to provost@uidaho.edu by January 26, 2018.

University Distinguished Professors have national and usually international recognition and have brought distinction to the University of Idaho through their activities. Members of the faculty who have attained the rank of Professor and have served at the University a minimum of seven years are eligible for consideration. Up to three awards may be given annually.

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The Excellence in Interdisciplinary or Collaborative Efforts was established to recognize and honor faculty members who exemplify interdisciplinary or collaborative efforts. The individual(s) must have contributed to substantial and lasting connections to people, units, programs or departments within the University of Idaho. Nominations due are due to provost@uidaho.edu by January 26, 2018.

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The Teaching, Hoffman and Advising Awards are intended to encourage and reward teachers and advisors for their outstanding excellence and are a tangible way to show the value superb teachers and advisors hold for our university. The Excellence Awards encourage faculty to become better teachers or advisors by providing incentives to inspire innovative teaching methods, promote strong dedication to student needs, and aid in implementing the strategic plan, particularly in recruiting and retaining students.

The Excellence in Teaching Award was established in 1990 and is available to full time, board appointed teaching faculty and includes one $5,000 award and up to two $2,500 awards. Tenured, Clinical, Research and Instructor faculty are eligible to be nominated for this award.

The Excellence in Advising Award was established in 2003 and recognizes an outstanding undergraduate faculty advisor and/or a professional staff advisor and provides an award of $2,000.

The Hoffman Award in Teaching Excellence was established in 2007. This award is designated for full-time, non-tenured, tenure track faculty at the rank of assistant professor with an award of $1,500.

Members of the university community are invited to submit the name of an outstanding teacher or advisor and a short paragraph on why they deserve to be recognized before the Friday, December 8, 2017 deadline to provost@uidaho.edu. The nominees will then be notified and given instructions on what materials should be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu by the January 26, 2018 deadline.

Recipients may only receive an award once. Please review the lists of past recipients (below) before nominating.

The Dr. Arthur Maxwell Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award was established in 2014 to be given to a University of Idaho faculty and staff member for excellence in diversity and will recognize exceptional performance in at least three areas: has demonstrated or promoted a continuous commitment to diversity and inclusion on campus through tangible actions; sponsored or coordinated programs on campus that have cultivated diversity and inclusion; or has exceptional work in the area of diversity and inclusion that has encouraged dialogue, promoted reflection, built community or inspired action. The award consists of an honorarium of $4,000. Nominations are due to Norma Valdivia at normav@uidaho.edu by January 26, 2018.

Read more about the Dr. Arthur Maxwell Taylor Excellence in Diversity Awards for faculty and staff.

The Excellence in Research and Creative Activity award was established to recognize and encourage excellence in all forms of scholarly research and creative activity. One award will be made in the amount of $5,000 to an eligible faculty member. Nominations are due to vpresearch@uidaho.edu by January 26, 2018.

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This award was established in 2006 to honor the efforts of graduate faculty who excel as mentors of graduate students and was named for its first recipient, Donald L. Crawford. This award is part of the Graduate and Professional Student Association's and College of Graduate Studies' continuing efforts to support excellent mentoring of graduate students at the University of Idaho. The recipient receives $2,500. Nominations are due to Kathy Duke by January 26, 2018.

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This award is part of the Graduate and Professional Student Association's and the College of Graduate Studies' continuing efforts to support and recognize outstanding teaching by graduate students at the University of Idaho. Many forms of teaching exist throughout the graduate school experience, including teaching classes and labs, mentoring and advising students, and assisting professors in teaching and developing course materials for on-campus and off-campus students. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate outstanding graduate students for these awards. The recipient receives $1,000.

Nominations are due to Kathy Duke by January 26, 2018.

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These two awards (one for master's level and one for doctoral level) are part of the Graduate and Professional Student Association's and College of Graduate Studies' continuing efforts to recognize and encourage excellence in research and creative activity by graduate students at the University of Idaho. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate outstanding graduate students for these awards. The recipient receives $1,000.

Nominations are due to Kathy Duke by January 26, 2018.

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This award will be given to a University of Idaho faculty member who demonstrates excellence in outreach and engagement that is anchored in scholarship and conducted in collaboration with individuals, communities, organizations, or businesses in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The work recognized may be a single significant contribution or an accumulation of significant contributions that have received or have the potential to receive regional or national recognition. The award consists of an honorarium of $5,000. Nominations are due to Barbara Petty by January 26, 2018.

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Contact Us

Physical Address:
Administration Building
Room 105
Moscow, ID
83844-3152

Phone: 208-885-6448
Fax: 208-885-6558
provost@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 3152
Moscow, ID
83844-3152

Directions