Distinguished Teacher of the Year

Since 1969, the Distinguished Teacher of the Year has been awarded annually to one FAU faculty member on the basis of scholarship, research and publications, classroom teaching, academic counseling, and University and community service. The award winner is determined by students. The recipient receives a cash award and delivers the keynote address at Honors Convocation in the Spring and Freshman Convocation in the Fall. Nominations are made by students in January; each college's Student Advisory Committee selects the finalist from its college. One DTOY winner is then selected from among the nine finalists by the University Student Advisory Committee in spring, on the basis of his or her portfolio and in-person interview.

Teaching and Advising Awards

Deadline for submitting applications and nominations is early February. College recommendations are made by college-appointed screening committee made up of one faculty member from each department and at least two students. Finalists to Provost's office by early March.. University Faculty Senate Honors and Awards Committee makes final selections by late March. 8 teaching and 3 advising awards given for "enhancing undergraduate instruction and advising." $2,000 stipend each. Awarded at the Honors Convocation ceremony in April.

Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award

Faculty mentoring is of primary importance to the success of any graduate student’s educational experience. The mentor has the unique responsibility to ensure students become knowledgeable and sophisticated in their chosen fields of study, while also assisting them in developing the skills and attributes necessary for success after graduation. In addition, effective mentors recognize that graduate education involves describing and explaining the values, norms, and practices of a particular discipline. In this way, mentors gradually transform their graduate students into future intellectual leaders and noteworthy contributors to society.

Faculty Talon Leadership Award

The Faculty Talon Leadership Award is presented annually by the Alumni Association during homecoming week. The award is designed to recognize faculty who have a demonstrated record of exceptional leadership, commitment, and service to FAU students. Consideration extends to substantial contributions made beyond regular classroom teaching such as through advising and activities outside the classroom.

TIAA-CREF Faculty Service Award

In recognition of the many contributions of professional service provided by FAU faculty to our local communities, I am pleased to announce the call for nominations for the second annual TIAA-CREF Faculty Service Award. This award will be presented to a faculty member judged most outstanding in the area of service to the community which may or may not be within the parameters of his or her professional expertise. The funding for this award has been provided through the gracious donation of the TIAA-CREF organization and is presented annually to a faculty member from each of FAU’s eight colleges. The awards will be in the amount of $300 each for a total annual award fund of $2400.

President’s Leadership Award Program

The President’s Leadership Award Program is intended to recognize individual employees of Florida Atlantic University who have rendered services of an extraordinary nature to the University and/or the greater community.

Awards Timeline For Faculty

September Faculty Meeting: Nominate for undergraduate teacher/advisor of the year and researcher of the year Distinguished Scholar of the Year Award. Alumnus of the Year Award (The awards committee member should be responsible to obtain information on the alumnus selected to submit to college awards committee at January college awards committee meeting)

December Faculty Meeting: Portfolios should be completed at the department level

January Faculty Meetings: Portfolios for all faculty awards due to College.

February Faculty Meetings: Add any supplements to portfolios prior to submission.

February Student Committee meets to interview DTOY candidates.

First Week of February: Send nominations & packages to Boca

April Faculty Meeting: Nominate one student, faculty and alumnus for the Talon awards. Give nominees information about submitting portfolios to the awards committee in September.

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