Rewards and Recognition

The university encourages the recognition of excellent performance and achievement through the use of rewards that are creative, flexible and meaningful.

Annual Merit Compensation Process

Each summer, the university goes through its compensation planning and salary distribution processes. This process includes determining salary increases, processing the changes and notifying faculty and staff. The following will assist you in learning about the process and your role in it.

Tenure-Track Faculty

  • Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
  • Distinguished Scholar Award
  • President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award 
  • Distinguished University Professor
  • ASC Distinguished Professorships
  • Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty
  • Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award
  • Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award
  • Honors Faculty Service Award
  • Virginia Hull Research Award for Women Faculty 
  • Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring
  • Paul W. Brown Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in the Departments of English and History
  • Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow Award
  • University Engagement Awards
  • James M. Siddens Award for Distinguished Faculty Advising
  • Larry M. Lewellen Award for Distinguished Service
  • Committee Chair Award for Excellence 

Associated Faculty

  • Provost’s Award for Teaching by a Lecturer 


  • Distinguished Staff Award
  • ASC Outstanding Staff Award
  • Outstanding Advisory Award
  • Outstanding First Year Advocate Award
  • ASC Above and Beyond Award

Graduate Students

  • Graduate Associate Teaching Award
  • Presidential Fellowship