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FSU Internal Awards

Community Engaged Teaching

FSU is proud to hold a Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. This award honors faculty who teach exemplary courses in which students engage with the broader community through service learning, community writing, public scholarship, or similar. Community partners may also nominate faculty for this award.

Nominations are due by January 31, 2020.

Foundational Course Excellence

Excellent introductory courses are essential for building strong foundations for the rest of our students’ education. Foundational courses are lower-division and usually have high enrollment in each section (or across many sections). This award honors faculty who effectively and consistently provide students with the tools they need to succeed in downstream courses and in their careers.

Nominations are due by January 31, 2020.

Inclusive Teaching and Mentoring

This award honors faculty who teach courses in which the learning environment is explicitly designed to be inclusive so that all students can flourish. This award may also honor faculty who serve as role models or who mentor students beyond the classroom.

Nominations are due by January 31, 2020.

Innovation in Teaching

This award honors faculty who have invested considerable time and effort into transforming the learning experiences they provide for their students. Nominees should be able to describe the transformation of their course over time and provide evidence of student learning gains.

Nominations are due by January 31, 2020.

Spiritual Life Project

The Spiritual Life Project at Florida State University is committed to celebrating evidence of meaning, purpose and authenticity within the FSU community. Transformation Through Teaching is a recognition designed to honor full-time faculty who have had an intellectual, inspirational, and integrative impact on the life of a student. Nominations must come from a student, and faculty are encouraged to share information about this program with their students.

Transformation Through Teaching Page

University Teaching Awards

The University Teaching Awards program recognizes faculty for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Recipients must be outstanding in the many aspects of teaching which contribute to successful teaching and learning. This is a student-oriented award with nominations submitted by students and alumni. Each recipient receives a $2000 award. Contact the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs for additional information.

University Undergraduate Advising Awards

Recipients of University Undergraduate Advising Awards have been nominated by students who have been beneficiaries of their services. These individuals dedicate their time to insuring that students receive the best possible advice related to their courses and their career choices. The recipient receives a $2000 award. Contact the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs for additional information.

Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor

The Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor award is the highest honor faculty can bestow on a colleague. To be eligible for this award, the faculty member must be a tenured professor, have been at the University for at least ten years, and have achieved true distinction nationally and/or internationally in their discipline or profession. Although scholarly distinction is the primary qualification, emphasis is placed on the evidence of quality teaching including the directing of graduate research, and service to the University and academic community. Contact Ms. Genevieve Scott (644-0799) in the Office of the President for additional information.

Developing Scholar Awards

The Developing Scholar Awards are given to mid-career, associate professor level faculty to support their research programs. The recipients receive a one-time award of $10,000. Contact the Office of the Vice President for Research for additional information or go to https://internalfunding.research.fsu.edu/programs/dsa/.

Distinguished University Scholar Awards

The Distinguished University Scholar Awards program is open to non-tenured or non-tenure seeking employees who are actively engaged in research and/or scholarly activity. A one-time award of $10,000 and the distinction of using the title, Distinguished University Scholar, while at Florida State University is presented. Contact the Office of the Vice President for Research for additional information or go to http://research.fsu.edu/crc/dus.html.

Distinguished Research Professor Awards

The Distinguished Research Professor Awards acknowledge outstanding research and/or creative activity at the professor level with a one-time award of $10,000 and the distinction of using the title, Distinguished Research Professor, while at Florida State University or until that honor is surpassed by a higher university award, such as the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Award. Contact the Office of the Vice President for Research for additional information or go to http://www.research.fsu.edu/crc/drp.html.

Honors Thesis Mentor Award

The Honors Thesis Mentor Award recognizes a faculty member who has been outstanding in their service to the students in the Honors Program. Contact the University Honors Program office for additional information.

Graduate Faculty Mentor Awards

The Graduate Faculty Mentor Awards recognize faculty members who have been outstanding in their service to graduate students. Contact the Graduate School for additional information.

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