8.1 Faculty Awards

Each Fall, the Office of Academic Affairs will solicit nominations for the following faculty awards:

  • Mines Teaching Award (Teaching Faculty)
  • Mines Teaching Award (Tenured or Tenured Track Faculty)
  • Board of Trustees’ Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Alfred E. Jenni Faculty Fellowship
  • Faculty Excellence Award
  • W.M Keck Mentorship Awards
  • Excellence in Research Awards (Junior and Senior Faculty)

Details of the requirements for nominations are provided in the following sections for each specific award.

Nominations are sent directly to the Faculty Awards Committee except the Excellence in Research Awards, which are organized by Research Council and the Faculty Senate. For all awards but those two, the Faculty Awards Committee shall review the dossiers and make a decision. With the exception of the Board of Trustees’ Outstanding Faculty Award, all recipients of the awards listed here are announced at the April Awards Celebration. For the Board of Trustees’ Outstanding Faculty Award, the Committee recommends a prioritized slate of recipients to the Board of Trustees, and the recipient is announced at the May Commencement ceremony.

The Faculty Awards Committee shall consist of the Vice Provost (Chair – ex officio non-voting), the Director for the Trefny Innovative Instruction Center (ex officio voting), the past recipients of faculty awards, an undergraduate student representative, and a graduate student representative.

For all awards, a short-form CV with relevant information and a letter of nomination are required, submitted as a single pdf. Details on formatting and other requirements are provided under each award section.

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June 29, 2023