The University's Honors, Awards & Commencement Committee annually reviews nominations and recommends appropriately qualified candidates to the President for the honors and awards listed below. All members of the University community may submit nominations to the Committee. Detailed guidelines and nomination forms for each of the awards are available from the Faculty Senate Office (ADM 226) at 974-2889 and on the web.
- Distinguished Scholar Award - This is conferred by the University on distinguished faculty scholars who have documented evidence of contributions that extend human intellectual or aesthetic consciousness, and is based on the originality and significance of their work.
- Distinguished Service Award - is conferred by the University on faculty who have distinguished themselves through services they have provided without personal gain on behalf of the University, which services have contributed significantly to the welfare of their profession, the University or the community.
- Distinguished Teacher Award - This is conferred by the University on distinguished faculty who have documented evidence of outstanding contributions as teachers and educators, and is based on the originality, technical proficiency and outcome of their work.
- Honorary Degrees - Honorary degrees are conferred by the University on individuals who have brought distinct honor to it through their eminence and their contributions to academic or community endeavors on its behalf.
The office of the Provost has more information on Faculty Awards.