The University of Iowa

Guidelines for Nomination


The Regents Award for Faculty Excellence was established in 1990 by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa in cooperation with the Faculty Senates of the three Regents institutions. The award provides a state-wide forum in which the excellence of faculty members is recognized and shared with colleagues from other Regents institutions. The University of Iowa will select up to six faculty members each year for this award and beginning in 1999, the UI will award each recipient a $1,500 one-time stipend.

Eligibility and Criteria

All UI faculty members are eligible for selection. Recipients must have a sustained record of excellence across the spectrum of faculty endeavors (teaching, scholarship, service) or such outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the areas as to justify their selection.

Nomination and Selection Procedures

  1. The Provost will solicit nominations from each college. The number of nominees from a college will be based on the size of the college's faculty. (The Graduate College and the Colleges of Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health may nominate two faculty members each. The Colleges of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Medicine may nominate four faculty members each.) Colleges must describe the process used to select their nominees. They must also provide a nomination statement that speaks to all areas of faculty endeavor (teaching, scholarship, service), even if the nominee is being nominated for outstanding accomplishments in fewer than three areas; a current curriculum vitae; and two supporting letters from faculty members in the nominee’s department or in the college.
  2. The selection committee will be appointed by the President of the Faculty Senate in consultation with the Provost. The committee will include five faculty members with at least one departmental executive officer among them, a dean (or designee), and the Associate Provost for Faculty.
  3. The selection committee will recommend recipients of the Award to the Faculty Council. The Council will submit names of the recipients to the Provost for concurrence. The recipients will then be affirmed by the Board.

Application Deadline

Collegiate Recommendation Due to the Provost: December 11, 2020
Faculty Awards Application Deadlines