Campus Faculty Awards

Both the Missouri S&T campus and University of Missouri system offer a number of awards for faculty recognizing excellence in areas including research, teaching, service, leadership and other areas. Many of the awards include monetary prizes. The Provost's website includes information about processes and timelines for several of the campus awards. Click the tabs below for more information and access to nomination forms.

  • Faculty Excellence Award
  • Faculty Achievement Award
  • Faculty Teaching Award
  • Faculty Research Award
  • Faculty Service Award
  • Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Woman of the Year Award
  • Experiential Learning Awards
  • Service Learning Awards
  • CEC Dean's Scholar and Dean's Educator Scholar Award

Faculty Excellence Award

Faculty Excellence Award - The Faculty Excellence Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated sustained excellence in all three missions of the institution: teaching, research and service.

Faculty Achievement Award

Faculty Achievement Award - The Faculty Achievement Award recognizes non-regular faculty who have demonstrated sustained excellence in the categories of teaching or research or service. The nomination and selection of individuals for the award shall be based on teaching or research or service to the university and to the individual’s profession.

Faculty Teaching Award

Faculty Teaching Award - The Faculty Teaching Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching-related activities.  Nomination packages include student and peer evaluations of teaching effectiveness and other supporting documentation of pedagogical innovation and effectiveness.

Faculty Research Award

Faculty Research Award - The Faculty Research Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship.  Awards are given based on the significance of the contributions of the individual in the preceding two years, as well as the long term impact of the individual’s research.

Faculty Service Award

Faculty Service Award - The Faculty Service Award recognizes faculty members who display exemplary, sustained service to the university and their profession.  The intent of the award is to honor outstanding citizens of the university for their commitment and service.  The nomination and selection of individuals for the award is based on any combination of service to the University and the individual’s profession.

Outstanding Teaching Award

Outstanding Teaching Award - The Outstanding Teaching Award Committee recognizes those faculty members who have demonstrated a high level of instructional effectiveness as measured by student evaluations of teaching effectiveness.  The Outstanding Teaching Award Committee typically recognizes approximately 30 faculty members per year for their excellence in instruction.

Woman of the Year Award

The Woman of the year is an honor given to a female faculty member (full-time tenured or tenure-track) dedicated to student education and committed to diversity. For more information, go to the Chancellor's website.

Experiential Learning Awards

The Experiential Learning Award is sponsored by the Office of Academic Support and recognizes faculty and staff who require undergraduate students to go beyond mastering basic skills and knowledge in the application of that material to problem-solving challenges.  For more information, go to http://academicsupport.mst.edu/experientiallearning/awards/.

Service Learning Awards

The Service Learning Award is sponsored by the Office of Academic Support and recognizes faculty and staff who involve or influence undergraduate students in academic service learning or community service activities outside the classroom.  For more information, go to http://academicsupport.mst.edu/experientiallearning/awards/.

CEC Dean's Scholar and Dean's Educator Scholar Award

The College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) currently offers two awards to recognize outstanding CEC faculty.

The Dean's Scholars Award is a two-year title that recognizes prodigious scholarship among post-third year tenure track assistant professors and tenured associate professors in the College of Engineering and Computing.  The award includes a $10,000 research stipend for each recipient to assist with scholarship activities during the two-year title.

The Dean's Educator Scholar Award is a two-year title that recognizes CEC faculty members among the tenured faculty and non-tenure track teaching faculty who are honored for sustained excellence in the classroom and contributions toward student service.  The two-year title includes a $5,000 stipend. 

In both award programs, nominations are extended by department chairs and selected by a five-person committee of senior CEC faculty. For more information, contact John J. Myers, CEC associate dean for academic affairs.

University of Missouri System Awards

  • President's Award for Economic Development
  • President's Award for Excellence (Early Career and Sustained Career)
  • President's Award for Innovative Teaching
  • President's Award for Faculty Engagement
  • President's Award for Inter-Campus Collaboration
  • President's Award for University Citizenship (Leadership and Service)
  • C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship Award
  • Thomas Jefferson Award

President's Award for Economic Development

The Economic Development Award recognizes faculty for distinguished activity in meeting the University of Missouri's goals of serving as an economic engine for the state and its citizens. Go to the UM System Academic Affairs website for more information and a nomination form: https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/aa/economic_development/.

President's Award for Excellence (Early Career and Sustained Career)

There are two categories of Faculty Awards for Excellence: The Early Career Award recognizes faculty who exhibit exceptional promise within their first seven years with the university. The Sustained Excellence Award recognizes faculty for distinguished career-long, sustained excellence in scholarship, research, or creativity for a period of 15 or more years. Go to the UM System Academic Affairs website for more information and a nomination form: https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/aa/presidential_excellence.

President's Award for Innovative Teaching

The Innovative Teaching Award recognizes faculty who are outstanding teachers and who employ novel and innovative teaching methods to achieve success in student learning.
Go to the UM System Academic Affairs website for more information and a nomination form: https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/aa/innovative_teaching.

President's Award for Faculty Engagement

There are two categories of Faculty Engagement Awards: The Community Engagement Award recognizes faculty who are engaged in exemplary community engagement activities such as volunteerism, service-learning, educational programming, and outreach.
The Cross-Cultural Engagement Award recognizes faculty who promote cross-cultural engagement through education, research, and/or service. Go to the UM System Academic Affairs website for more information and a nomination form: 
https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/aa/faculty_engagement

President's Award for Inter-Campus Collaboration

The Inter-Campus Collaboration Award recognizes faculty who engage in activities that foster collaboration across two or more campuses of the University of Missouri System.
Go to the UM System Academic Affairs website for more information and a nomination form: https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/aa/campus_collaboration.

President's Award for University Citizenship (Leadership and Service)

There are two categories of Faculty Citizenship Awards: The Leadership Award recognizes faculty who have provided exemplary leadership for the university. The Excellence in Service Award recognizes faculty for distinguished service on one of the UM campuses or to the UM System. Go to the UM System Academic Affairs website for more information and a nomination form: https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/aa/university_citizenship.

C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship Award

The C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship recognizes a University of Missouri faculty member who demonstrates commitment, dedication, and effectiveness in advancing the land-grant mission through extension, international education, and agricultural economics programs. Go to the UM System Academic Affairs website for more information and a nomination form: http://provost.missouri.edu/awards/campus-awards/ratchford.php.

Thomas Jefferson Award

The Thomas Jefferson Award recognizes faculty who rise above excellence and demonstrate clear distinction in teaching, research, creative activities, and service to the University of Missouri and humankind. Go to the UM System Academic Affairs website for more information and a nomination form: https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/aa/thomas_jefferson_award.