Faculty and Staff Awards | college of science

The College of Science recognizes outstanding faculty and staff annually. Below is a description of all the College awards, along with their recipients listed by year.

Berninsone Outstanding Service Award

The Berninsone Distinguished Service Award recognizes faculty members for outstanding outreach and/or service during the past academic year. To be considered for recognition, faculty must participate in activities that bring scientific knowledge and educational awareness to the community and/or to K-12 education that goes beyond the responsibilities typical of the faculty member. Eligible applicants include academic and administrative faculty members of any rank holding at least 50% tenure in a unit of the College of Science.

College of Science Outstanding Classified Employee Award

The Outstanding Classified Employee Award recognizes classified employees for outstanding service to the college, university, or community at large. To be considered for the award, employees must demonstrate that they care about the College and its goals; generate creative ideas to streamline efficiency, increase public awareness and use resources wisely; maintain a positive attitude towards colleagues, graduate students, student workers, faculty and the public; exemplify a positive attitude towards their work and its quality; participating in professional development, community service and school engagement activities; contribute to the College, University or community at large; and/or receive recognition for other outstanding achievement. Eligible applicants include classified employees who hold a position of at least 50% in a unit of the College of Science.

LeMay Award for Excellence in Teaching

The LeMay Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes outstanding teaching. To be considered, faculty must demonstrate flexibility and extensive teaching experience; demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity and innovation in teaching; participation in activities that enrich teaching outside the College of Science; positive correlation between grades and student performance; meet criteria for student learning outcomes and receive consistent student assessments; and other considerations. Eligible candidates include university professors of any rank holding tenure appointment of at least 50% in a unit within the College of Science. Individuals can only receive this award once and those who have already received a college or university teaching award are not eligible.

Mousel-Feltner Award for Excellence in Research and/or Creative Activity

The Mousel-Feltner Award for Excellence in Research and/or Creative Activity recognizes a unique achievement in creation or research by a faculty member in a given year. Eligible applicants include any tenured or tenure-track faculty member with at least 0.5 FTEs in the College of Science.

Hyung K. Shin Award for Excellence in Research

The Hyung K. Shin Award for Excellence in Research serves to recognize outstanding research by faculty in the College of Science. The judging period for each prize will be the three calendar years immediately preceding the judging. Although lifetime achievement may be considered as part of the general consideration of the committee and in the case of close “ties”, the award is primarily intended to recognize outstanding achievement over a three-year period. Criteria to be considered may include the quality and impact of research outputs, the quality of publication materials, and the number or breadth of publications. Research that has not been published within the three-year review period should not be considered. External funding can be used as an indicator of external recognition of research quality, but this award is primarily intended to recognize outstanding scientific achievement rather than significant funding. Eligible candidates include university professors of any rank holding tenure appointment of at least 50% in a unit within the College of Science. Individuals can only receive the award once and those who have received a teaching award at the college or university level are not eligible.

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