Faculty Awards and Recognition

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 Faculty Awards of Distinction 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 during the Spring term. Details about each award, nomination deadline, and information about the upcoming Celebration of Faculty, as well as previous years' events are provided on this website. 


2020 Celebration of Faculty

The Celebration of Faculty event for the 2019-2020 academic year has been postponed. We look forward to celebrating with you all in person at a later date, and in the meantime, please join us in honoring this year's accomplishments online. Several of our academic schools will sharing their faculty accomplishments via social media, and we would love for you to join us in sharing #collegeofcharleston or @cofc.  

Please view our Celebration of Faculty 2020 program

Celebration of Faculty 2020 Program

Or download the Celebration of Faculty 2020 printable PDF program.


Faculty Awards of Distinction

William V. Moore Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award

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

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.

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.


College of Charleston Celebrates Faculty

Photo: 2019 Faculty Awards of Distinction recipients, Interim President Osborne, Provost McGee, and Associate Provost Caveny at the Celebration of Faculty.