2018 Chancellor's Awards for Excellence - Categories and Criteria

Deadline for nomination is 5 p.m. Friday, March 31. You may still view the number of nominations received by category.

Excellence in Teaching

(up to 3 awards: faculty, adjunct faculty)

Demonstrates exceptional commitment to advancing student achievement through excellence in teaching.

Excellence in Academic Research / Creative Activity

(up to 2 awards: faculty)

Contributes outstanding and significant impact in a field of study and to UAA through research, engagement or creative activities.

Promoting Student Achievement

(2 awards: one faculty, one staff)

Outstanding contributions to student achievement through innovative and creative approaches.

Staff Excellence

(1 award: staff)

Exercises leadership, initiative, outstanding teamwork capabilities that create a positive atmosphere, and consistently performs at a level above normal job requirements to advance the mission of the university.


(1 award: faculty or staff)

Outstanding contribution to the advancement of diversity of UAA students, staff and faculty through increasing the visibility and representation of diverse voices, creating an atmosphere of inclusiveness and community.

Community Engagement and Service

(2 awards: faculty and/or staff)

Outstanding contributions to the advancement of partnerships between the university and Alaska's communities.

Chancellor's Stewardship Awards

(3 awards: 1 individual, 1 small team (<10) and 1 large team (10+)

These awards reflect areas of significant interest and impact to the university and may be awarded to an individual faculty or staff member and/or groups collaborating as a team who have made an exceptional, innovative, and measurable impact in one of the following areas:


Making a significant contribution to improving health and safety on campus.

Operational Effectiveness

Making a meaningful contribution to increasing productivity, reducing costs, or improving efficiencies in work practices and processes at UAA.


Demonstrating outstanding commitment to reducing UAA's impact on the environment.