Regents Award for Faculty Excellence
The Regents Awards for Faculty Excellence serve as the means by which the Board of Regents
acknowledges and honors university faculty members. The number to be awarded shall be determined
annually by the Board of Regents.
Eligible individuals must be tenured, have been at UNI at least five years, and be nonadministrators
at the time of consideration. Eligibility also includes individuals who are employed
at least half-time, those on leave of absence during consideration, or individuals who are in their
final year of employment prior to retirement. An individual may receive the Regents Award for
Faculty Excellence only once; however, recipients are not precluded from consideration for
Award recipients shall be individuals who have been deemed to have a sustained record of
excellence across the spectrum of faculty endeavors (teaching, scholarship, and service) or such
outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the areas as to justify their selection.
Composition of the Awards Committee
The Awards Committee shall consist of the following members:
Representative of the Office of Academic Affairs (non-voting)
Collegiate Dean appointed on a rotational basis from the alphabetical listing of the colleges
Chair of Council of Department Heads
Member of the Graduate Council
Member of the Faculty Senate
Chair of the University Faculty
The Awards Committee shall be responsible for the solicitation of nominations, the review of
submitted materials and the recommendation to the University Senate of faculty members to
The Awards Committee shall be convened by the Chair of the Faculty.
Recipients of the university awards for outstanding teaching, service and research (
James F. Lubker
previous year will automatically be considered for nomination.
The Committee shall request nominations from each college senate. A college senate may
forward the number of nominees up to the Faculty Senate representation of that college.
The Awards Committee shall request the following from each nominee:
a. Curriculum Vitae
maximum of three representative artifacts (publications, creative
teaching materials, etc.; we will contact you again should we need
exemplars of your work)
the past 5 years) instructor evaluations collected with the
of recommendation describing the nominee’s accomplishments in
scholarship and service.
After review of the materials, the Awards Committee will identify those individuals to receive
awards. The list will be forwarded to the Faculty Senate.
The Faculty Senate shall receive and endorse the Awards Committee recommendations and
forward the names of the selected candidates to the Executive Vice President and Provost who will notify both the recipients and the Board of Regents.
The selected candidates will then be affirmed by the Board of Regents.
Names of nominees and recipients of past years will be maintained in the Office of Academic Affairs.