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President's Award for University Citizenship

Criteria for Nomination and Selection


There are two categories of Faculty Citizenship Awards.

  1. TheĀ Leadership Award recognizes faculty who have provided exemplary leadership for the university. Examples of areas of leadership include, but are not limited to, chairing a department or academic program, major curricular reform or program development, faculty/shared governance, and fostering collaboration between or among departments, divisions or schools.
  2. The Service Award recognizes faculty for distinguished service on one of the UM campuses or to the UM System. Nominees should have made exceptional contributions to achieving one or more goals of the university, while embodying the values of the university.

Number of awards and award amounts

There will be up to two $4,000 faculty citizenship awards, less applicable taxes. The distribution of the awards across the two categories will depend on the strength of the applicant pool for each category.

Who is eligible to be nominated?

All benefits-eligible faculty may be nominated. The award is open to faculty members not holding administrative appointments above a department or division chair or head.

Nominees for the Service and Mentoring categories may not hold appointments that are more than 50% administrative.

Who may nominate?

Candidates may be nominated by any benefits-eligible faculty member or administrator.

Selection Committee

Representatives from each university will be appointed by the provost.

Timeline for Awards
  • Call for nominations: December 1, 2020
  • Nomination deadline: February 1, 2021

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Reviewed 2020-12-18