Faculty Council requests nominations for tops in administration, service

By Staff

The Faculty Council is seeking nominations for Administrator of the Year and the Distinguished Service Award. More information is available at Nominations should be sent to Mark Malone, (cc:, by March 15.

Distinguished Service Award

The Faculty Council Distinguished Service Award recognizes the service of faculty to the University of Colorado. It is designed to recognize contributions through participation in faculty governance, particularly through activities in Faculty Council and its committee structures. The winners of this award receive a plaque honoring their contributions to the university. All people nominated for this award will be recognized in a letter, sent from the Faculty Council Chair to appropriate university administrators, that acknowledges their specific contributions to faculty service during the current academic year. Criteria for decisions will include the significance of the activities undertaken by the nominee in addition to the quantity and quality of the contributions to various service activities.


All members of the Faculty Council and of Faculty Council or Faculty Senate standing and special committees are eligible and comprise the primary source of potential nominees for this award. From time to time, however, a faculty member who is not a member of system-level faculty governance but who has had significant impact systemwide can be considered for this award. Emphasis should be on systemwide contributions to faculty well-being.

In order to ensure that all possible recipients are considered each year, serving or outgoing Faculty Council chairs are ineligible for the award until the year following their service as Faculty Council chair.

Procedure and Timeline

A Faculty Council Distinguished Service Award is ordinarily conferred annually by Faculty Council. Nominations may be made by Faculty Council members. The Faculty Council Executive Committee will determine the recipient of the award.

Administrator of the Year Award

The award for Administrator of the Year is given (though not necessarily on an annual basis) to a CU administrator in recognition of significant contribution(s) to the university, to Faculty Council, and/or to shared and faculty governance. The winner receives a plaque from Faculty Council, presented at a Faculty Council meeting and/or a Board of Regents meeting.


Administrators at the system level, or administrators at the campus level who have contributed in one or more categories listed below at the system level.


Considerations for nomination include:

  • Significant contributions to the university as a whole or to shared governance
  • Significant contributions to Faculty Council or faculty governance
  • Significant contributions to the enhancement of faculty benefits, rights, privileges, cultural or academic environment
  • Effective working relationship with faculty governance leaders
  • Contributions to a collaborative effort on a specific issue or project
  • Other significant system-level contributions