Awards and Recognition


Honorary Degrees

The honorary doctorate degree is the highest form of recognition offered by the University of Missouri to persons of exceptional distinction. To learn more about Honorary Degrees, please consult Collected Rules and Regulations, Section 220:030 Honorary Degrees for more information.

Nomination and Award Process

To submit a nomination for an honorary degree, please submit the following materials in one PDF to UMHonoraryDegrees@umsystem.edu. All nominations must be sent with the Chancellor’s signature after they have been approved at the campus level. A maximum of 5 nominations per campus are allowed.

Nomination materials include:

  1. Nomination form (PDF, 253KB)
  2. Justification (maximum 10 additional pages, minus curriculum vitae):
    1. Summary about the moninee's more important achievements and/or relevance to the nominating campus.
    2. Why the particular type of degree is being recommended.
    3. When the nominee is an academic, confidential statement of support from a faculty member in the relevant discipline.
    4. Additional supporting documentation (curriculum vitae, reviews or articles of nominee's work, etc.).
Timeline
Third Monday in
November
Third Monday in
December
Third Monday in
January
Third Monday in
February
Chancellor submits complete nomination packet(s) UM System Honors Committee forwards recommendations to President President forwards recommendations to the University of Missouri Board of Curators Pending Board approval, President notifies Chancellor and sends formal letter to candidates

Curator's Distinguished Professor/Teaching Professor Appointments

Established in March 1968 by the University of Missouri Board of Curators, these prestigious positions are bestowed only upon outstanding scholars with established reputations. Therefore, it is expected that there will be few such appointments.

The Office of Academic Affairs administers the qualification guidelines and presentation of a number of faculty and University of Missouri System Community awards; consult the corresponding webpage for Curator's Distinguished Professor/Teaching Professor Appointments for additional information.


President's Awards

President's Awards are presented annually to the faculty member who most embodies the goals and ideals of the individually endowed awards.

The Office of Academic Affairs administers the qualification guidelines and presentation of a number of faculty and University of Missouri System Community awards; consult the corresponding webpage for Faculty Awards for additional information.

Reviewed 2019-04-17.