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University Award for Faculty Service

About University Award for Faculty Service

The annual University Award for Faculty Service is supported by funds provided by the Office of the Provost, in order to honor excellence in service. The Faculty Awards Committee selects the ranked faculty member who has distinguished himself or herself in service while at the University of Dayton. Two or more faculty members may be nominated as a team or may submit a joint application if they have served collaboratively. In addition, the Committee may select co-recipients.

The recipient of the Award receives $3,000, funded by the Office of the Provost. If two or more faculty members win as a team, all will share equally in the Award and the $3,000 will be divided between them. In addition, the individual or team selected receives University recognition and may be invited to make a public presentation at appropriate University ceremonies and forums, conduct a seminar, speak with alumni groups, and so forth.

The nomination process is easy; send your recommendations to Faculty Awards at, and the awards committee will contact nominees to notify them they have been nominated, and encourage them to apply.   The application process is also straightforward, and the application materials, in pdf form, are due to the nominee’s dean’s office by January 29, 2020.  

Self-nominations are also acceptable.  Materials for a self-nomination, in pdf form, are due to your dean’s office by January 29, 2020.

Application Procedure

If nominees decide to apply, all applications must be submitted, in pdf form, to his/her dean’s office, not directly to the Faculty Awards Committee, for approval by January 29, 2020.  Please note that this is a change to past procedure.  Nominations may typically come from people who are most familiar with faculty work, such as department chairs and/or colleagues; self-nominations are also acceptable.

Click here for the University Award for Faculty Service application

There is no limit on the number of applications an academic unit can submit to the Faculty Awards Committee. Nominees can, if they wish, remain under consideration for three consecutive years.

Applicants may remain in the pool of candidates for a period of three consecutive years from the time of first application, and will be invited (though not required) to update their materials should they choose to be re-considered for the awards.

Once a person receives the Award, she or he is not eligible to apply again for the same award in subsequent years.

Deans or their designees will email a single copy of the application for each applicant, in pdf form, to no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 7, 2020. Please note that this process has been changed to make it more efficient and sustainable.  Nominations and supporting materials should come only from deans’ offices, and materials received after the deadline cannot be accepted.  Any questions may be directed to committee chair Blake Watson (

Composition of Selection Committee

This year the Faculty Awards Committee, appointed by the Provost, consists of chair Blake Watson (School of Law), Pam Young (Educational Administration), Fred Jenkins (University Libraries), Roger Crum (Art and Design), Miriamne Krummel (English), Dave Myszka (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), Valerie Mershimer-Mohr (Advancement), Chun Zhang (Management and Marketing), Susan Brown (LTC, ex officio), students Jenna Sorensen (Exercise Physiology).


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