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Faculty Awards and Recognition

College of Charleston Celebrates Faculty

The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs is proud to host the annual Celebration of Faculty each spring to honor our faculty. Each year's recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Research Award, Distinguished Service Award, Distinguished Advising Award, William V. Moore Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award, and Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award are announced. Recognition is given to those granted tenure and promotion, as well as renewals, positive third-year reviews, post-tenure reviews, and sabbaticals. Honors are presented to faculty who receive the Emeritus/Emerita Faculty title and those receiving Shared Governance Leadership recognition. Our annual celebration is typically held on Reading Day in April, and the deadline for all award nominations are announced at the beginning of each Spring term. Please check back in February 2020 for the next round of nominations and submission instructions.

Details about the awards, the upcoming Celebration of Faculty, and previous years' events are provided on this website. 


Distinguished Teaching Award

Honors roster faculty members who have been designated by their colleagues as typifying high standards and commitment to teaching excellence throughout their careers.

Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award

Honors adjunct faculty members who have been designated by faculty colleagues as typifying high standards and a commitment to teaching excellence throughout their careers.

Distinguished Research Award

Honors roster faculty colleagues who have distinguished themselves by a career of significant research.

Distinguished Service Award

Recognizes the outstanding contributions of a colleague who, beyond his or her required duties, has a sustained career of serving the college community in an outstanding and distinguished manner.

Distinguished Advising Award

Honors those roster faculty members who have demonstrated a sustained dedication to students in the area of academic advising.

William V. Moore Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award

Honors faculty members who have been selected by their peers as exemplifying the teacher-scholar model. 

Emeriti Faculty

Conferred upon retired faculty colleagues who, in the judgment of the appropriate administrators, have a history of exemplary service to the College of Charleston.