Spring semester continues awards season with recognition of faculty and phenomenal women

With the conclusion of the Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Awards, the spring semester looks to continue the awards season with two more sets of nominations now available.

The Faculty Excellence Awards seek to honor the instructors who go above and beyond to be a positive light on campus and exceptional resource for their students.

Nominations are now live in categories such as Excellence in Teaching by Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty, Teaching by Lecturer Faculty, Teaching by Part-Time Instructors, Online Teaching Pedagogy, Experiential Learning as well as Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access and Belonging.

Eligibility for these awards will largely take into account actions from the past year, with the university saying, “The committee reviewing the nominations will focus primarily on activities during the period [of the] summer 2022 through spring 2023, although we recognize that an outstanding achievement may be the culmination of several years of accomplishments.”

For more information or to access the nomination form, check the “Happening on Campus” tab on MyCharger. A ceremony will be held in May to commemorate the winners, with those honored receiving a monetary prize and certificate. Nominations for the Faculty Excellence Awards are due by Feb. 10.

Meanwhile, The Phenomenal Women Awards are entering their fifth year on campus, aiming to spotlight students, faculty and staff alike for being phenomenal.

All who are nominated will receive a certificate, a shoutout on social media and what the Undergraduate Student Government Association describes as “an exciting surprise.”

Nominations can be submitted on Charger Connection under the “forms” tab. Nominees must be submitted by March 1, and will be announced on March 24 for the Phenomenal Women Awards.