Distinguished Faculty Awards

The eight Distinguished Faculty Awards are presented each Fall Quarter by the Academic Senate.

Distinguished Faculty Award for Research

The recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award for Research should be members of the Academic Senate who have made a significant contribution through research that has had a major impact on the discipline, either through a career-long record of contributions, as in the case of some senior professors, or through an influential/germinal contribution regardless of rank. The Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award for Research has historically been awarded to faculty at above scale and high steps within the full professor rank.

Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research

The Distinguished Mid-Range Faculty Award for Research should be awarded to mid-range professors (Associate Professor through Professor V) who have made outstanding contributions in their discipline through their research.

Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Research

The Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Research should be awarded to Assistant Professors who have made outstanding contributions in their discipline through their research.

Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching

The recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award for Teaching should be members of the Academic Senate who have made significant contributions to the educational mission of the campus through distinguished teaching or have otherwise been conspicuously effective in making the substance and excitement of his/her discipline at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional levels. The Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award for Teaching has been awarded to individuals at the level of full or associate professor.

Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Teaching

The Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Teaching should be awarded to Assistant Professors who have made extra-ordinary contributions to teaching or have otherwise been conspicuously effective in making the substance and excitement of their discipline available to students. The Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Teaching has been awarded to individuals at the level of Lecturer with PSOE through Assistant Professor.

Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Distinguished University Service Award

The recipients of the Distinguished University Service Award should be awarded to faculty above Professor Step V who are respected scholars, and, who, at some point in their careers, have made outstanding contributions of service to the University of California.  An outstanding contribution is not defined simply as having served on a large number of Senate Committees, although such may be one of the factors.  It is defined as service which leads to the betterment of the academic and/or personal lives of large segments of the University community.

Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Service

The recipients of the Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Service should be awarded to mid-range professors (Associate Professor I through Professor V) who have made outstanding contributions of University and public service. (For a more detailed description of service, see Academic Personnel Manual 210. d. (4) University and Public Service.)

Distinguished Faculty Award for Mentorship

The recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Award for Mentorship should be awarded to faculty who have made outstanding contributions through mentoring of students or other faculty that takes place outside of a traditional teaching or research relationship and beyond their formal advising duties. This award will recognize mentoring activities that are not accompanied by additional financial compensation. Special consideration will be given to mentoring junior faculty; mentoring with the intent to address gender equity and ethnic diversity; and altruistic mentoring.

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