Awards

The University recognizes outstanding teaching, research and creative/scholarly activity, and professional and University service and public outreach, by its faculty by presenting several annual awards to deserving nominees.  Some awards are privately funded and criteria and method of selection are set forth in joint University-donor contracts.

The Senior Vice President and Provost, of the respective campus, will solicit recommendations for awards and announce appropriate schedules for processing the nominations.

 

 

Regents’ Awards

Regents' Award for Superior Teaching

The Regents' Award for Superior Teaching was established on June 6, 1963 with the first awards presented in the spring of 1964.  Originally, the award was given to three individuals each year. In 1965, the policy was amended to provide a maximum of five and a minimum of three awards each year.  In 1978, the awards were expanded to include superior accomplishment in any of the following - Teaching; Research and Creative Activity; and Professional and University Service.

Nomination Deadline: 11/16/2020

Regents' Award for Superior Research and Creative/Scholarly Activity

The Regents' Award for Superior Teaching was established on June 6, 1963 with the first awards presented in the spring of 1964.  Originally, the award was given to three individuals each year. In 1965, the policy was amended to provide a maximum of five and a minimum of three awards each year.  In 1978, the awards were expanded to include superior accomplishment in any of the following - Teaching; Research and Creative Activity; and Professional and University Service.

Nomination Deadline: 11/16/2020

Regents' Award for Superior Professional and University Service and Public Outreach

The Regents' Award for Superior Teaching was established on June 6, 1963 with the first awards presented in the spring of 1964.  Originally, the award was given to three individuals each year. In 1965, the policy was amended to provide a maximum of five and a minimum of three awards each year.  In 1978, the awards were expanded to include superior accomplishment in any of the following - Teaching; Research and Creative Activity; and Professional and University Service.

Nomination Deadline: 11/16/2020

Provost’s Awards

Provost's Research Award - Senior Faculty

The Provost’s Research Award was established in the late 1980s to recognize meritorious research.  Two awards are given each year to full-time, regular faculty members, one each for junior (assistant professores) and senior (associate professors and full professors) faculty.  The awards are given for a significant personal achievement of original research. 

Nomination Deadline: 12/6/2019

Provost’s Research Award – Junior Faculty

The Provost’s Research Award was established in the late 1980s to recognize meritorious research.  Two awards are given each year to full-time, regular faculty members; one each for junior (assistant professors) and senior (associate professors and fulll professors) faculty.  The awards are given for a significant personal achievement of original research.

Nomination Deadline: 12/7/2018

Provost's Teaching Award - Early Career Faculty

The Provost's Teaching Award recognizes meritorious excellence in teaching. Two awards are given each year to full-time, regular faculty members; one award will be given to an early career faculty member and one to a seasoned/senior career faculty member. The awards are given for significant personal contributions to the quality, scope, and outcomes of teaching, learner assessment, and learner mentoring in the health professions, public health, or biomedical sciences. 

Nomination Deadline: 12/6/2020

Provost's Teaching Award - Seasoned Faculty

The Provost's Teaching Award recognizes meritorious excellence in teaching. Two awards are given each year to full-time, regular faculty members; one award will be given to an early career faculty member and one to a seasoned/senior career faculty member. The awards are given for significant personal contributions to the quality, scope, and outcomes of teaching, learner assessment, and learner mentoring in the health professions, public health, or biomedical sciences. 

Nomination Deadline: 12/6/2020

Teaching Awards

University Distinguished Teaching Award

The University Distinguished Teaching Award, formerly the Good Teaching Awards Program, was introduced by the Standard Oil (Indiana) Foundation in 1966.  The purpose of the program is to recognize excellence in teaching performance at the undergraduate level and to provide an incentive to achieve that goal.  The University of Oklahoma has participated in the program since 1968.  In 1973, the name of the foundation was changed to the AMOCO Foundation, Inc and was changed to BP Amoco in the late 1990s.  In 2003, the award was changed to the Good Teaching Award. In 2019, the award was renamed at the University Distinguished Teaching Award.

Nomination Deadline: 11/16/2020

Distinguished Professorships

David L. Boren Professorship

The David L. Boren Professorship is one of the University of Oklahoma’s highest honors, recognizing faculty who have made exceptional and truly impactful contributions to the mission of the University of Oklahoma as a public research university.

Nomination Deadline: 11/16/2020

David Ross Boyd Professorship

The David Ross Professorship was approved by the Board of Regents on June 14, 1945 and is named for the first President of the University.  The first appointments were effective June 14, 1946.  When the professorship was first established, the policy provided that only two could be named in one year and the terms were for five years though the individuals could be reappointed.

Nomination Deadline: 11/16/2020

Presidential Professorship

Presidential Professors are those faculty members who excel in all of their professional activities and who relate those activities to the students they teach and mentor, including undergraduate, graduate, professional students, as well as clinical residents and fellows. These professors inspire their students, mentor them in the process of research and creative/scholarly activity within their discipline, and exemplify to their students (both past and present) and to their colleagues (both at the University and within their disciplines nationwide) the ideals of a scholar through their endeavors in teaching; research and creative/scholarly activity; and professional and University service and public outreach.

Nomination Deadline: 11/15/2020

Regents' Professorship

Recipients of distinguished professorships are deemed to have achieved unusual distinction in teaching and guidance of students research, or service.  To qualify for a Regents' Professorship, a faculty member must have rendered outstanding service to the University, to the academic community, or to an academic or professional discipline. through extraordinary achievement in academic administration or professional service.  The appointment is continuous until retirement.

Nomination Deadline: 11/16/2020

George Lynn Cross Research Professorship

On November 12, 1943 the Board of Regents established the Regents' Professorship.  Upon his retirement from the University in 1968 the Regents named this professorship after George Lynn Cross. 

Nomination Deadline: 11/20/2019

Norman Campus

General Education Teaching Award (Norman Campus Only)

The General Education Teaching Award is specific to Norman Campus faculty only.  Please see the Norman Campus Faculty Awards website for information.

Nomination Deadline: 11/16/2020

Merrick Foundation Teaching Award (Norman Campus Only)

The Merrick Foundation Teaching Award is specific to Norman Campus faculty only.  Please see the Norman Campus Faculty Awards website for information

Nomination Deadline: 11/16/2020