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 Faculty Awards

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. Seven new awards have been added for AY 21-22. Links to descriptions and guidelines for the new awards are included below.

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

Faculty Excellence Award

Burks Oakley II Distinguished Online Teaching Award

Pearson Faculty Award

Spencer Faculty Service Award

University Scholars Award

Seven New Faculty Awards for AY 21-22

At the recommendation of the Faculty Awards Advisory Commission, contributions of full-time and part-time UIS faculty will also be recognized with the following new awards for AY 21-22: