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Academic Senate Awards





Faculty Research Lecturer Award

    The Faculty Research Lecturer is the highest honor the UCSB faculty can bestow on one of its members. The purpose of the award is to accord Academic Senate members the high recognition that is their due, and further to give faculty, students, and the citizens of the UCSB community an opportunity to understand the scholarly achievements and points of view of those whom we honor.

    The Faculty Research Lecturer receives an honorarium of $5,000 and delivers a lecture or a similarly appropriate presentation.

    Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 5:00PM

    The Faculty Research Lecturer will be announced at the Faculty Legislature meeting in March 2017.

    Guidelines and Procedures



Distinguished Teaching Award

    The Distinguished Teaching Awards acknowledge the efforts of faculty members who have successfully united excellence in teaching with excellence in creative and scholarly work. Non-Senate faculty are judged on their excellence in teaching and their contributions to the teaching mission of the University. The awards are intended to recognize the distinguished teaching accomplishments of the faculty, which may be exhibited at any time during a faculty member's career.

    Up to five Senate and one non-Senate faculty are selected, each of whom receives an honorarium of $1,000 and a framed certificate.

    Nominations were closed Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5:00PM

    Guidelines and Procedures

    Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:00PM PST



Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award

    The Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award recognizes the contributions of faculty whose mentoring is considered exemplary. Mentoring graduate students is a vital component of our mission as a research university; it includes training graduate students for careers in research and teaching and preparing them to meet the highest professional and ethical standards as scholars and educators. Outstanding mentoring sets standards for improving current practice and passing on best practice as our students become mentors to the next generation of scholars.

    Up to three recipients are selected, each of whom receives an honorarium of $1,000 and a framed certificate.

  • Nominations were closed Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5:00PM
  • Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:00PM PST


Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

    Teaching assistants play a vital role in enhancing the teaching mission of the University. The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards recognize the contributions of graduate students to the teaching and learning process at UC Santa Barbara.

    Up to four recipients are selected, each of whom receives an honorarium of $1,000 and a framed certificate.

    Nominations were closed Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5:00PM

    Guidelines and Procedures

    Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:00PM PST



Plous Award

    The Plous Award was established to honor Harold J. Plous, an Assistant Professor in UCSB's Department of Economics until his untimely death in 1957. The Plous Award is presented annually to an Assistant Professor from the College of Letters and Science. Selection is based on outstanding performance and promise as measured by creative action and contribution to the intellectual life of the college community. Awardees are selected by the Faculty Executive Committee of the College of Letters and Science.

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