Nominations are being accepted now for the President’s Excellence Awards, the University of Nebraska system’s most prestigious honors for success in teaching, research and service.
Nomination instructions and criteria, along with other details on the six President’s Excellence Awards, are available online.
Faculty winners are awarded $10,000 each, and the departmental winner receives $25,000 to support its instructional mission. The Inclusive Excellence Collaboration Award includes $25,000 to support efforts in diversity, access and inclusion. Brief descriptions of the awards follow. All nominations are due by Nov. 18.
Faculty IP Innovation and Commercialization Award (FIPICA): Honors members of the University of Nebraska System faculty who have developed and nurtured new intellectual property from concept to licensing/startup business.
Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award (OTICA): Recognizes individual faculty members who have demonstrated meritorious and sustained records of excellence and creativity in teaching.
Outstanding Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) Award: Recognizes individual faculty members for outstanding research or creative activity of national or international significance.
Innovation, Development and Engagement Award (IDEA): Recognizes faculty members who have extended their academic expertise beyond the boundaries of the university in ways that have enriched the broader community.
Universitywide Departmental Teaching Award (UDTA): Recognizes a department or unit within the university that has made a unique and significant contribution to the teaching efforts of the university and which has outstanding esprit de corps in its dedication to the education of students at the undergraduate, graduate or professional level.
Inclusive Excellence Collaboration Award, (IECA): Recognizes sustained and outstanding contributions in diversity and inclusion between two or more NU academic and/or administrative units or campuses.
All winners are chosen by panels of their peers and will be honored at luncheons in the spring.