Every year outstanding achievements of University of Houston-Clear Lake faculty are recognized in the areas of teaching, research, and service through the President's Distinguished Faculty Awards. In 2009 the President and Provost decided to add two new awards: Outstanding Lecturer and Outstanding Adjunct, which are rewarded based on excellence in teaching and service.
In January the Provost sends out a call for nominations, along with instructions explaining requirements of the nomination process, to all UH-Clear Lake faculty. Faculty submit nomination to the Office of the Provost in February. Nominations can be either mailed to Box 74 or delivered to B2525. The Provost then appoints a faculty committee to evaluate the nominations. Winners are announced and a cash award is presented at the Faculty/Staff Awards ceremony held at the UHCL campus in April.
Definition of Faculty Honors
The UH-Clear Lake Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes exemplary accomplishment in the craft of teaching, wherein the recipient is recognized as a master teacher by his or her peers. A master teacher is a model of substantive learning and rapport with students.
The UH-Clear Lake Distinguished Research Award recognizes professional accomplishment in an academic discipline or field of creativity through published work, exhibitions, or similar activity, as recognized by peers for high contribution to the intellectual growth of an academic area or for significant creative accomplishment.
The UH-Clear Lake Distinguished Service Award recognizes significant accomplishments in professional leadership in extending services to the Gulf Coast Region, to the profession and/or to the university.
The UH-Clear Lake Outstanding Lecturer Award recognizes exemplary accomplishment in teaching and service by embodying a model of substantive learning and rapport with students and extending services to the Gulf Coast Region and the university.
The UH-Clear Lake Outstanding Adjunct Award recognizes excellence in teaching.