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Recent awardees and
nomination information

2017 Awardees


Innovation, Development and Engagement Award (IDEA)

Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award (OTICA)

University-wide Departmental Teaching Award


Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award

Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award

Willa Cather Professorship

Susan J. Rosowski Professorship

James V. Greisen Exemplary Service to Students Award


Hazel R. McClymont Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award

Samuel Clark Waugh Professor of International Relations

College Outstanding Research and Creativity Activity Award (ORCA)

College of Arts and Sciences Engagement Award

College Distinguished Teaching Award

College Teaching Academy Fellows


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CAS Engagement award

Recognizes people or units involved in exemplary engagement activities that have an impact beyond the university

College Outstanding Research and Creative Activity (ORCA)

Recognizes significant research and creative accomplishments of UNL faculty in the last five years.

Distinguished Teaching Awards

Annis Chaikin Sorensen Distinguished Teaching Award in the Humanities for outstanding humanities teachers, College Distinguished Teaching Award honors consistently excellent teaching, and Hazel McClymont Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award honors exemplary teaching, based on four criteria.


The highest form of recognition. Willa Cather/Charles Bessey for distinguished scholarship or creative activity, John E. Weaver/Aaron Douglas for a sustained record of teaching excellence and national visibility for instructional activities/practice, and Susan J. Rosowski for significant contributions in research and teaching and exceptional promise for future excellence

  • Due to the college by October 1, 2018the college due date is earlier than the EVC date because the college's Endowed Professorship Committee and the dean review the files.
  • Nomination process
  • Awardees

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Edgerton Junior Faculty Award

Honors an outstanding junior faculty member who has demonstrated creative research, extraordinary teaching abilities, and academic promise.

Innovation, Development, and Engagement Award (IDEA)

Honors members of the University of Nebraska faculty who have extended their academic expertise beyond the boundaries of the University in ways that have enriched the broader community.

O’Hanlon Academic Leader Award

Honors an academic leader who has demonstrated exceptional abilities to lead, serve, inspire, and collaborate on the academic goals of the university.

Outstanding Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) award

Honors members of the University of Nebraska faculty who have conducted outstanding research or creative activity of national/international significance.

Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award (OTICA)

Honors members of the University of Nebraska faculty who have developed meritorious and sustained records of excellence in teaching and creativity related to teaching.

University-wide Departmental Teaching Award (UDTA)

Honors a department/unit at the University of Nebraska which has outstanding esprit de corps in its dedication to the education of students at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels.