MSUToday
Published: Jan. 28, 2019

MSU Awards recognize outstanding faculty and staff members

By: Jessica Hanna Media Communications jessica.hanna@cabs.msu.eduContact(s): Beth Brauer-Delaney Communications and Brand Strategy Beth.Brauer-Delaney@cabs.msu.edu, Heather Bailey Office of the Provost office: (517) 884-4957 hbailey@msu.edu

MSU will honor faculty members with a variety of distinguished awards at the annual MSU Awards Convocation at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the University Club in Lansing. Colleagues, family and friends are welcome to attend the event.

The William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award winners will be honored for a comprehensive and sustained record of scholarly excellence in research and/or creative activities, instruction and outreach. The William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Awards are supported by the Office of University Development.

Six additional awards will be presented, including:

Teacher-Scholar Awards: Awarded to faculty who, early in their careers, have earned the respect of students and colleagues for their devotion to and skill in teaching, and whose instruction is linked to and informed by their research and creative activities. Supported by the Office of University Development.

Community Engagement Scholarship Award: Recognition of a mutually beneficial and sustained campus-community research partnership. Supported by the Office of the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement.

President’s Distinguished Teaching Award: Given to faculty who have created innovative teaching environments that enable student learning within and across disciplinary, cultural and ethnic boundaries. The President’s Distinguished Teaching Award is supported by an endowment from Carl and Margaret Leidholm.

Distinguished Academic Staff Awards: Awarded to academic specialists and MSU Extension academic staff for extraordinary achievement, excellence and exceptional contributions in advising, curriculum development, outreach, extension, research and/or teaching. Supported by the Office of University Development.

Excellence-in-Teaching Citations: Awarded to graduate teaching assistants who have distinguished themselves by the care they have given and the skill they have shown in meeting their classroom responsibilities. Supported by the Office of University Development.

Robert F. Banks Award for Institutional Leadership: Presented to a member of the faculty, academic staff or support staff in recognition of extraordinary and sustained institutional leadership that advances MSU’s commitment to connectivity, quality and inclusion. The Robert F. Banks Award for Institutional Leadership is supported by the Office of University Development at Michigan State University.

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