Faculty and Lecturer Excellence Award Nomination Materials and Procedures

An annual series of excellence awards was established in the fall of 2002 for faculty in the College of Engineering, and was expanded to include lecturers in 2022. Award category definitions, selection criteria, and down-loadable nomination templates are available from links in the table below. Please contact Marsha Freeland at mjfreeland@purdue.edu with any questions. The 21st annual recognition banquet for presenting faculty and lecturer awards will be held in April 2023.

Category Recognition Eligible Nominators Purpose of Award
EDUCATION
Faculty Excellence Award for Graduate Student Mentorship Plaque, $2,500 Faculty or Graduate Students to recognize faculty for excellence in the mentoring of graduate students
Dean A. A. Potter Faculty Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching Plaque, $7,500 Academic Unit to honor associate and full professors for outstanding undergraduate teaching on the West Lafayette campus
Faculty Excellence Award for Early Career Teaching Plaque, $4,000 Academic Unit to honor assistant professors for outstanding undergraduate teaching on the West Lafayette campus
College of Engineering Excellence in Instruction Award for Lecturers Plaque, $4,000 Academic Unit to honor academic staff with the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer for outstanding undergraduate teaching in the College of Engineering
Faculty Excellence Award for Online Education Plaque, $2,500 Faculty, Staff, Students or Alumni to recognize faculty for excellence in course development and pedagogy of a digital education course
Engineering Nominees for University's Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award, and Excellence in Instruction Award for Lecturers   Academic Units to honor faculty for outstanding undergraduate teaching on the West Lafayette campus
RESEARCH
Faculty Excellence Award for Early Career Research Plaque, $2,500 Faculty or Staff to recognize faculty for early career research excellence
Faculty Excellence Award for Impact on Industry Plaque, $2,500 Faculty, Staff or Industry Partners to recognize faculty for excellence in research that has had a significant translation impact in industry in the past 5 years
Faculty Excellence Award for Research Plaque, $2,500 Faculty or Staff to recognize facutly for an exceptional recent research contribution that has had significant impact on the discipline and/or society
SERVICE AND ENGAGEMENT
Faculty Excellence Award for Engagement Plaque, $2,500 Faculty, Staff or External Partners to recognize faculty for excellence in engagement with external stakeholders
Dean H. T. Yang Faculty Excellence Award for Leadership in Service Plaque, $2,500 Faculty or Staff to recognize excellence in faculty leadership through service that has significant positive impact within Purdue Engineering