Faculty Assembly Service Award

Service Award

Faculty Assembly Service Award

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Faculty Assembly Service Award recognizes a faculty member who has provided outstanding service to the UCCS during the faculty member’s career. It is designed to recognize contributions through participation in faculty governance, particularly through activities in Faculty Assembly and its committee structures and representation of UCCS on the system level including, but not limited to, activities in Faculty Council and its committee structures.

The winner of the Faculty Assembly Service Award will receive a custom-made freestanding sculptured award and $4,000 (less taxes). The award will be presented at the Campus Awards Ceremony. The recipient will chair the review committee for the award in the following year. Criteria for decisions will include the significance of the activities undertaken by the nominee in addition to the quantity and quality of the contributions to various services activities. 


All members of the Faculty Assembly and of Faculty Assembly standing, advisory and special committees or UCCS representative to Faculty Council and Faculty Council or Faculty Senate standing and special committees are eligible and comprise the primary source of potential nominees for this award. Emphasis should be on campus-wide contributions to faculty governance.

In order to ensure that all possible recipients are considered each year, serving or outgoing Faculty Assembly Presidents are ineligible for the award until the year following their service as Faculty Assembly President.

Procedure and Timeline

A Faculty Assembly Service Award is ordinarily conferred annually by Faculty Assembly. Nominations may be made by Faculty Assembly members. The Faculty Assembly Executive Committee will determine the recipient of the award.

February: Call for nominations sent to Faculty Assembly via email and announced at February Faculty Assembly meeting.

March 1: Nomination letters due to Faculty Assembly Chair. Faculty Assembly Chair will distribute nomination letters to Executive Committee.

Nomination letter:

  • Maximum of 2 pages
  • The person making the nomination should provide information regarding the nominee’s service to Faculty Assembly, and/or Faculty Council and/or faculty governance addressing the significance of the activities undertaken by the nominee in addition to the quantity and quality of the contributions to various service activities.

March Executive Committee meeting: Award decision made by Executive Committee.

Mid-March: Faculty Assembly President notifies University Events and E-Communications Specialist in University Advancement of award winner’s name. Faculty Assembly President is responsible for contacting the recipient and inviting him/her and guests to the UCCS Campus Awards Ceremony. Award presented to recipient at the UCCS Campus Awards Ceremony by Faculty Assembly President.