Faculty & Staff Awards

The Excellence in Teaching Award is designed to honor CMU faculty who exceed expectations and perform beyond the usual standard. Up to five faculty may receive the award and they are honored at the May commencement ceremony.

The Faculty Distinguished Service Award created by the Provost in 2002, is designed to honor faculty whose record of sustained service to the University and/or profession has been particularly distinguished. Service may have been to a department or college, the university as a whole, or to a broader community through professional or public service to the faculty member’s discipline. Only service that is sustained and truly distinguished is worthy of this recognition. It must evidence the qualities of excellent service defined by CMU: caring, knowledge, availability, and follow-through.

The President's Award for Outstanding Research & Creative Activity is provided to 2 senior faculty. Recipients are given a faculty development award and their names are engraved on a permanent plaque.

The Provost's Award for Outstanding Research & Creative Activity is provided to 2 faculty in the early years of their careers. Recipients are given a faculty development award and their names are engraved on a permanent plaque.

The Staff Excellence Award recognizes and rewards dedicated staff who routinely and regularly demonstrate in an outstanding way their commitment to and support of the University's Service Excellence Values: Caring, Knowledge, Availability and Follow Through. The award consists of a plaque, a 1 year pre-paid parking pass and peer recognition at the annual Staff Excellence Award Program ceremony. ​

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