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The Office of Graduate Studies and Research
200 Boone
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734.487.4875
[email protected]

Faculty, Lecturer & Staff Recognition Awards

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Eastern Michigan recognizes faculty excellence with award ceremonies and honoraria each year.

Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards

Salute to Excellence Week (late March of each year) includes the Distinguished Faculty Awards, which are considered the University's most prestigious awards for faculty. Each award winner receives a $3,500 stipend. Awards include:

  • Teaching I and Teaching II
  • Scholarly/Creative Activity
  • Research I and Research II
  • Service to the University
Excellent Teachers Engaging Alumni Award (formerly the Teaching Excellence Awards)

Presented by the EMU Alumni Association, these awards honor outstanding faculty who have distinguished themselves in the classroom. They are presented at a special dinner in October.

Additional Faculty Excellence Awards

Awards recognizing faculty excellence are also presented each year by the Holman Success Center and by the Academic Colleges. 

Lecturer's Outstanding Teaching Awards

Also celebrated during Salute to Excellence Week, the Full-Time Lecturer's Outstanding Teaching Award is a means for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs to honor full-time lecturers who have distinguished themselves as outstanding teachers. The award winner receives a $1,000 stipend. 

In addition, part-time lecturers are eligible for the Part-Time Lecturer's Outstanding Teaching Award. The recipients selected will receive official University recognition of their classroom achievement and teaching excellence. 

Distinguished Achievement Recognition Awards

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs celebrates recent significant contributions of university staff members that demonstrate a commitment to EMU’s mission and students’ learning beyond the classroom. Awards include:

  • Student Engagement and Success Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Community Engagement and Service Award

Faculty Research Support Awards

The office of the Provost provides monetary and sabbatical awards to support and foster research and creative activity. These awards include:

  • The Summer Research/Creative Activity Award (SRA)- The SRA is intended to encourage and support the research, creative, artistic, and scholarly endeavors of full-time tenured or tenure-track EMU faculty during the summer months (May-August) by providing stipends of $12,000 for outstanding proposals in lieu of summer teaching assignments.
  • Sabbatical Leave Awards - These one- or two-semester awards are available to tenure-track or tenured faculty who have served 12 or more semesters of regular full-time employment since their previous sabbatical. Refer to the above link for complete information.
  • Faculty Research Fellowship - These awards are available to tenure-track or tenured faculty to support research, creative, artistic and scholarly endeavors. Refer to the above link for complete information.
  • Dedicated Time for Sponsored Activity - These awards ensure sufficient time for specific scholarly/creative activities within the faculty member's normal duties.

*Any questions regarding faculty recognition awards or faculty support awards should be directed to The Office of Graduate Studies and Research by email or by phone at 734.487.4875.


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