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

Name nomination due Monday, February 1, 2021

Completed application due Friday, February 26, 2021

Faculty are encouraged to participate in the awards process. Simply click on the “nominate” button below. You will need a full name and email address to submit a nomination.  Once your nomination has been processed, the Dean’s Office will ask you to work with the nominee to provide supporting materials as part of the final nomination packet.

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 Friday, February 19, 2021

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 Friday, February 19, 2021

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 Friday, February 19, 2021

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 Friday, February 26, 2021

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. Additionally, they must be supported more than 50% by grants administered by Letters and Science. 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.