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Faculty Awards

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences understands the importance of recognizing its faculty members, staff, and students for excellence in teaching, leadership, and service. We appreciate all that they do and contribute to the USU community. We would not be who we are without exceptional students, the faculty who inspire them, and the staff members who make running the college possible.  

Deadlines for the awards are as follows:

Nomination letters are due to the Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Office by 5:00 PM on Monday, November 6, 2017.
We have extended the submission date by one week for portfolios from the top three candidates in each category. These are now are due to the Dean's Office by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 8, 2017. All portfolio materials are due on this date! These nominations will be reviewed by the school’s Awards Committee.


  • Part 1: A letter of support from the department head or designee, consisting of no more than two single-spaced pages, one inch margins, 12-point TR font.
  • Part 2: A current CV and/or resume, as appropriate, from the nominee.
  • Part 3: Supporting material: Statement of teaching philosophy*, sample course syllabi*, chart/table of teaching evaluations*, additional letters of support and/or samples of work (NOT to exceed 10 pages).

*Required for Teacher of the Year

CHaSS Awards

  Teacher of the Year

  Researcher of the Year

  Faculty Undergraduate Advisor of the Year

  Lecturer of the Year

  Outstanding Employee of the Year (Exempt)

  Outstanding Employee of the Year (Non-Exempt)

  Graduate Researcher of the Year

  Graduate Instructor of the Year

  Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor

  Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher

  Ed Glatfelter Faculty Service Award

  Legacy Award

  Giraffe Award

University Awards

Carnegie Professor of the Year

Department Teaching Excellence Award

  D. Wynne Thorne Researcher of the Year - due to Dean's Office October 14, 2015

  Distinguished Professor Award

Eldon J. Gardner Professor of the Year

Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award

Robins Awards

Scholar of the Year

  USU Diversity Award