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.
- View our most recent faculty award recipients and find lists of previous award recipients
- View Faculty Honors Reception programs, news links, and photo highlights
Faculty Excellence Award
Burks Oakley II Distinguished Online Teaching Award
- Burks Oakley II Distinguished Online Teaching Award guidelines & COLRS Best Practices review criteria
- Burks Oakley II Distinguished Online Teaching Award recipients
Pearson Faculty Award
Spencer Faculty Service Award
University Scholars Award