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College Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate candidates for the awards listed for people in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Please submit one-page nominations to the Dean’s Office in 257 Chafee or via email to Anna Vaccaro ( by Friday, May 6, 2016.  All nominations should include the name and contact information of the person nominating, the name of the nominee, the award category, and the reasons why this person should receive the award.

Teaching Awards

Students, faculty and staff are invited to nominate instructional personnel who excel in engaging students in learning.  Two awards will be presented:  one to a tenure track faculty member and one to either a full or part-time lecturer or graduate teaching assistant

Student Success Award

Faculty and staff are invited to nominate continuing faculty and staff who have contributed to student success initiatives (retention, G2C, graduation rates, student success team, etc.

Research Award

Students, faculty and staff are invited to nominate faculty members who have established an outstanding record of accomplishments in research, scholarship and creative work.

Advising Award

Undergraduate students are invited to nominate faculty members who are outstanding undergraduate advisors.  Please consider dedicated professionals who effectively advise students about undergraduate and graduate study and professional career paths.

Mentoring Award

Graduate students are invited to nominate graduate faculty members who are outstanding mentors and major professors.  Please consider professors who set excellent examples by their own research, scholarship and creative work, who guide graduate students in their professional development, and who effectively mentor and prepare students for comprehensive examinations, theses and/or dissertation processes.

Administrative Awards

Students, faculty and staff are invited to nominate administrative support professionals and department chairs or program heads who provide outstanding and sustained support for the teaching, research, and service missions of the College. Two awards will be given:  one to an administrative support professional and one to a department or program head.

Friend of Arts and Sciences Award

This award goes to a member of the URI community outside the College who has made outstanding contributions to Arts and Sciences.

All URI students who take the time to nominate candidates will be entered in a lottery for a gift certificate to the URI Bookstore.  Each award recipient will receive $500 and will be recognized at the Fall 2016 holiday party of the College of Arts & Sciences.

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