Awards

Awards

The awards coordinated by Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer recognize faculty and staff who advance the missions of the University in teaching, research and service.

We invite you to learn more about each award, past awardees, and nomination instructions. Nomination materials are due on February 12, 2018.

For more information on the Faculty Excellence Awards coordinated by Central Administration (IDEA, ORCA, OTICA, UDTA), visit their recognitions and awards website. For more information about national research awards won by Nebraska faculty, visit the Research Awards page.

Faculty Awards


Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award

In recognition of outstanding teaching in the humanities

Annis Chaikin Sorensen
Annis Chaikin Sorensen, 1918

Award: $3000

Eligibility: Full-time faculty in the Humanities

The Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award recognizes an individual for his/her outstanding teaching in the humanities. The humanities disciplines include art, classics, communication studies, English, history, modern languages and literatures, journalism, libraries, music, philosophy, theatre arts, ROTC, museum, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, community and regional planning and all athletic department faculty. Awardees will be recognized at The Laurels award reception in September.

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College Distinguished Teaching Award

In recognition of consistent excellence in teaching

Eric Malina, 2012 CDTA recipient
Eric Malina, professor of Chemistry, 2012 recipient

Award: $1000

Eligibility: All faculty

College Distinguished Teaching Awards are $1,000 awards in recognition of excellence in teaching. Awardees will be recognized at The Laurels award reception in September. For 2018 the available awards are as follows:

  • Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources: 1
  • Architecture: 1
  • Arts and Sciences: 6
  • Business Administration: 1
  • Engineering: 2
  • Education and Human Sciences: 3
  • Fine and Performing Arts: 1

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Harold & Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award

In recognition of Academic Promise

Harold Edgerton
Harold Edgerton, 1959

Award: $5000 ($3000 professional development fund and $2000 salary supplement, distributed over two years)

Eligibility: Full-time pre-tenure faculty, 2021 tenure notification date

The Harold & Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award is presented each year to honor an outstanding junior faculty member who has demonstrated creative research, extraordinary teaching abilities, and academic promise. Awardees will be recognized at The Laurels award reception in September.

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Advising & Mentoring Awards


Dr. Charles Riedesel Outstanding Academic Advising Award

In Recognition of Outstanding Advising of Undergraduate Students

Dr. Charles Riedesel
Dr. Charles Riedesel

Award: $1000

Eligibility: Full-time faculty or staff members with job descriptions that include undergraduate advising (defined as having an official role in MyRED as an undergraduate academic advisor)

The Dr. Charles Riedesel Outstanding Academic Advising Award recognizes an exceptional faculty or staff member who directly delivers advising services to undergraduates. The award is named for Dr. Charles Riedesel, Chief Undergraduate Advisor in Computer Science and Engineering. The award was established in 2014 and endowed by the Riedesel family beginning in 2015. Awardees will be recognized at The Laurels award reception in September.

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Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

In Recognition of Excellence in Mentoring and Supporting Undergraduate Researchers

Undergraduate Research at UNL

Award: $1000

Eligibility: Full-time faculty

The Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellence in mentoring and supporting undergraduate researchers. Excellent undergraduate mentors support students through their availability, attentiveness, encouragement, and understanding. Awardees will be recognized at The Laurels award reception in September.

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Leadership Awards


James O’Hanlon Academic Leader Award

Honors an academic leader with abilities to lead, serve, inspire, and collaborate

James O’Hanlon
James O’Hanlon, 2013

Award: $1000

Eligibility: Full-time faculty or staff

The James O’Hanlon Award honors an academic leader who has demonstrated exceptional abilities to lead, serve, inspire, and collaborate on the academic goals of the University. The award is named for Dr. James O’Hanlon, who has effectively served the University in academic leadership positions for over 30 years. Awardees will be recognized at The Laurels award reception in September.

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Nancy Kenny Academic Business Leader Award

Honors a leader with integrity in academic business matters

Nancy Kenny
Nancy Kenny, 2012

Award: $500

Eligibility: Full-time faculty and staff

The Nancy Kenny Award honors an individual of integrity who has demonstrated exceptional collaborative leadership in academic business matters at the University. The award is named for Nancy Kenny, who served the University in business leadership positions across the campus. The award was established in 2013. Awardees will be recognized at The Laurels award reception in September.

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Staff Awards


University of Nebraska Staff Kudos Award

In recognition of staff who go “above and beyond”

David Hartline, 2014 Kudos award winner
David Hartline, 2014 recipient

Award: $150

Eligibility: Full-time managerial/professional and office/service staff

The Board of Regents recognizes full-time employees for their outstanding service to the University of Nebraska. Annually, Central Administration allows the UNL Chancellor and six Vice Chancellors to each select one recipient for the Kudos Award. The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer is able to select one recipient from nominations received from the Academic Affairs colleges and reporting units. The recipient receives a monetary stipend and recognition at a Board of Regents meeting.

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