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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. 

Information on how to nominate a colleague for the 2019-2020 academic year are coming soon!

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.