MSU Awards

Information about University-wide awards can be found on the Office of the Provost's website.

College of Letters and Science Awards

CLS Outstanding Teaching Award

Due February 3 (nomination/name only)
Due February 27 (completed application)

Since 1989, the College has recognized excellent teachers with the College of Letters and Science Outstanding Teaching Awards. Each academic year, one award is given to a tenure-track faculty member and one to a non-tenure-track faculty member. These awards reaffirm our commitment to excellent teaching.

CLS Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

Due February 17

Each year, the College of Letters and Science recognizes excellent GTA instruction with the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. To be eligible for the award, the nominee must have been selected as the outstanding graduate teaching assistant in their own department.

CLS Dean's Award for Academic Excellence (Top Senior)

Due February 17

Each year, the College of Letters and Science honors two outstanding graduating seniors, one in Letters and one in Science, for the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. To be eligible for the award, the nominee must have graduated in the Fall, or will graduate this Spring/Summer.

CLS Kathy Griffith Employee Excellence Award

Due February 17

The Kathy Griffith Employee Excellence Award annually recognizes up to two employees in the College of Letters and Science whose work performance is exceptional. Non-teaching classified and professional support staff with an appointment of .50 or more who have been employed by the College for at least one year are eligible for the award. Previous recipients may be nominated again after three years.

CLS Meritorious Research/ Creativity Award

Due February 27

The Letters and Science Meritorious Research/Creativity Award honors up to two faculty annually, one in Letters and one in Science, for especially significant research or creative achievement. Nominees must be either full-time tenure-track faculty or research faculty supported more than 50% by grants administered by a Letters and Science department, center, or office. Nominees must have been employed by the College on instructional or research funding for a minimum of three years. Recipients will be selected based on the significance, recognition, and lasting impact of their work.