Faculty Awards and Honors

UIS Distinguished & Endowed Professorships

A university’s faculty represents one of its most precious assets. One of the ways universities can successfully attract and retain top talent is through named professorships and endowed chairs. Read more about current and past UIS distinguished professors…

UIS Excellence in Teaching & Learning Fellows

In an effort to engage with high impact practices in higher education teaching and learning, all full-time teaching faculty are invited to apply to participate in the Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fellows. Read more about the Excellence in Teaching & Learning Fellows program

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Discussion Group

A community of educators dedicated to the use of systemic inquiry methods to investigate teaching and learning. Read about the program and access the application form.

UIS Faculty Awards

Nominations open late fall, with nominations accepted through February 1, 2022. See guidelines below for details related to each award.

UIS faculty are nominated by their colleagues for five prestigious faculty awards each year. In addition to four University awards, one faculty member is also selected to receive the University of Illinois University Scholars Award. Lists of current and past years’ award recipients, links to guidelines for each award, and highlights from the most recent Faculty Honors Reception are provided below.

Faculty Excellence Award

Burks Oakley II Distinguished Online Teaching Award

Pearson Faculty Award

Spencer Faculty Service Award

University Scholars Award