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April 24, 2022

MSU All-University Awards celebrate faculty and staff excellence

MSU is recognizing the achievements of faculty and staff who have received distinguished awards for their contributions to the university and their fields of research. The MSU Awards Convocation for 2022 will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 11 in the Big Ten Rooms at the Kellogg Center.

To view the award recipients, use the links for the awards below.

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

Supported by the Office of University Development, Teacher-Scholar Awards are 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 the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, the Community Engagement Scholarship Award recognizes a mutually beneficial and sustained campus-community research partnership. 

The President’s Distinguished Teaching Award is given to faculty members 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.

The Simmons Chivukula Award is given for exemplary work in academic leadership at the ranks of: department chair, school director, assistant dean, or associate dean. An individual is selected on the basis of consistently demonstrated excellence in academic leadership, including the dimensions of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Supported by the Office of University Development, Distinguished Academic Staff Awards are 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. 

Excellence-in-Teaching Citations are 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. The awards are supported by the Office of University Development.

The Donald F. Koch Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award recognizes teachers who take pride in and are committed to quality undergraduate teaching and who demonstrate substantial continuing involvement in undergraduate education. 

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