Faculty Awards and Honors

Calls for Nominations

September 15, 2020


TO:                         HSC Deans, Directors, Chairs, and Faculty

FROM:                    Jason R. Sanders, MD, MBA
                               Senior Vice President and Provost

SUBJECT:               Nominations for Faculty Awards and Honors

Below are Calls for Nominations for the following faculty awards and honors:

  1. Presidential Professorship (PDF)
  2. George Lynn Cross Research Professorship (PDF)
  3. David L. Boren Professorship (PDF)
  4. David Ross Boyd Professorship (PDF)
  5. Regents' Professorship (PDF)
  6. Regents’ Award for Superior Teaching (PDF)
  7. Regents’ Award for Superior Research and Creative/Scholarly Activity (PDF)
  8. Regents’ Award for Superior Professional and University Service and Public Outreach (PDF)
  9. University Distinguished Teaching Award (formerly Good Teaching Award) (PDF)
  10. Provost’s Research Award (PDF)
  11. Provost’s Teaching Award (PDF)

As we continue momentum at the OUHSC and University to recognize and celebrate our talented faculty members, especially during this time of COVID-19, please invest the time to identify and nominate meritorious faculty, considering their diversity of contributions and accomplishments.

Changes to the criteria for selection, nominee eligibility, and nomination packet requirements were approved at the Board of Regents meeting on September 11, 2019. Notably, the Board broadened nominators for most awards, with the goal of a diverse and inclusive nominee pool. Nominators will be responsible for assembling the nomination dossiers. Please see Section 3.12 of the HSC Faculty Handbook for the entire updated policy on awards.

This year the Deans requested additional guidance on preparing the Presidential Professorship nomination packets. The Presidential Professorships Award Application Committee was formed to address this request. The committee created tools for faculty and/or nominators to assist in the development of more complete nomination dossiers that reflect the nominee’s strengths in teaching, research, and service. The tools are shared below.

PLEASE NOTE:To evaluate and facilitate a comprehensive overall number of nominations, I request that nominating units contact the Provost’s Office by October 15th to express intention to nominate a faculty member. Please see the Summary Timetable below for additional information.

To ensure a complete and consistent process, specific guidelines for each award nomination are included. Guidelines for Nomination Materials Submitted for University Awards are also included to ensure consistent formatting. These guidelines will not only strengthen each candidate’s documentation, but will also expedite the review process. Please let us know how we can make this process as efficient as possible.

We very much appreciate your time and effort to promote awards and honors for our deserving faculty, which elevates our academic institution, and which enables us to retain and recruit talented faculty to advance our missions.

Please contact the respective college dean's office personnel for individual questions regarding Faculty Awards and Honors.