Faculty & Staff
Nature and Category of Awards
Award for excellence in teaching
This award is to recognize, encourage, and reward superior classroom teachers – individuals whose command of their respective disciplines, teaching methodologies, communications skills, concern for student performance, and commitment to the learning process exemplify the teacher/mentor model.
The award is not intended to be a popularity contest. It is designed to distinguish those teachers who maintain high expectations of their students and who ensure academic rigor in their courses.
Persons preparing an application for the Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching should note carefully the importance of addressing the topic of assessment. The application must include a description of how the applicant has used assessment to improve course content, pedagogy, or degree program outcomes. Applications which do not address this important teaching dimension will not be forwarded to the selection panel.
Award for excellence in research or creative endeavors
This award is to recognize, encourage, and reward those individuals whose research or creative endeavors have been particularly successful and are so recognized locally, regionally, and/or nationally. The results of these efforts should have contributed to the expansion of knowledge and/or the quality of life, and/or encouraged additional research.
Award for excellence in professional and public service
This award is to recognize, encourage, and reward those individuals who have brought credit to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff through their successful efforts in applying the content or skills of their academic disciplines in service to the community or state in areas of public interest. This award is designed to distinguish those persons whose achievements in serving the public interest have been particularly successful and are so recognized locally, regionally, and/or nationally.
Award for excellence in customer service
This award is to recognize, encourage, and reward those individuals who have demonstrated excellence in customer service and go beyond the call of duty in ensuring the satisfaction of those we serve. This award is designed to distinguish those persons that furnish an effective, productive and pleasant experience to our customers and are able to build good relationships and promote a positive, helpful and friendly environment that ensures they leave with a good impression.