The University of Connecticut recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements its faculty through numerous awards. For more information, please see below.
The Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Award
The Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor is the highest honor that the University bestows on faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service.
Provost’s Outstanding Service Award
The Provost’s Outstanding Service Award is designed to honor and recognize those who have demonstrated excellence in service to the University of Connecticut that far exceeds reasonable expectations of their positions. The award will honor faculty whose volunteer service (i.e., not that assigned as part of one’s job description or expectations in teaching, research or assigned service) is exemplary in enhancing the University’s mission in teaching, research, service, or engagement.
By honoring such individuals, the University demonstrates its commitment to service as an activity essential to its mission and to its governance, provides incentive for faculty to pursue activities that enhance the quality of their service, and emphasizes the importance of outstanding service.
Provost’s Award for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship
Community Engaged Scholarship is integral to the academic endeavor and to the institution-wide mission of a land grant university. Community engaged scholarship involves the university member in the academically relevant work of discovery, creativity, integration, teaching, application and engagement in a context of collaboration and reciprocity with the community (local, regional/state, national, or global) to create conditions for the public good culminating in sustainable change and dissemination of the activities.
This event and the awards are a celebration and recognition of our faculty, staff and student work to successfully integrate community engaged scholarship into their academic, research and service programs thereby maximizing the University’s impact on the communities with whom it engages.