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Distinguished Achievement Awards

One way that the University celebrates the successes of our colleagues’ distinguished achievements is through a formal awards program. The University accepts self, chair, or peer nominations for the following awards on an annual basis. Previous awardees can be found here. 

If you would like to nominate a colleague for a Distinguished Achievement Award, please follow the Awards Criteria (2018-19). Deadline for submitting applications: March 1, 2019. Distinguished Achievement Awards will be announced at the final Faculty Assembly in May. 


Trinity University Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Research, or Creative Work or Activity

  • One $2,000 award for outstanding scholarship, research, or creative work or activity. Distinguished or Endowed Professors are not eligible for this award.
  • Criteria for selection includes the quantity of the nominee’s scholarly or creative work; the quality of the venues in which that work has appeared; and the impact of that work on the field or discipline.

Trinity University Award for Distinguished University, Community, and Professional Service

  • One $2,000 award to a tenured faculty or contract staff member for outstanding service.
  • Criteria for selection includes the significance of the nominee’s service to the University, the community, and the profession.

Trinity University Award for Distinguished Advising

  • One $2,000 award for outstanding advising.
  • Criteria for selection includes the quality of advising performed by the nominee.

Trinity University Early Career Faculty Awards for Distinguished Teaching and Research

  • Two $2,000 awards to early career faculty for outstanding teaching and research.
  • Criteria for selection include the nominee’s commitment to innovative or student-centered pedagogy; the contribution made by the nominee’s teaching to the Pathways curriculum, the strategic plan, or other University priorities; and the nominee’s commitment to student success.