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University Awards for Faculty

In this video UMass Lowell students talk about the importance of faculty mentorships.

The following awards are presented by UMass Lowell to its faculty:

  • University Professor
    The purpose of the University Professor appointment is to acknowledge a faculty member who is recognized by peers as having made truly outstanding contributions over a number of years, thus to acknowledge significant accomplishments achieved over time, rather than to identify junior faculty who have potential for future accomplishments. The individual selected as University Professor will receive an annual salary supplement of $10,000 as well as one course reduction for each semester during the term of the appointment.
  • IDEA
    InterDisciplinary Exchange & Advancement Initiative (IDEA) solicits proposals from associate professors to support innovative research, scholarly, and interdisciplinary collaboration around a theme at UMass Lowell. 
  • Equity Awards
    Departmental awards for effective practices in promoting equity are awarded on the basis of potential and/or demonstrated impact on equity at the department level, i.e., to increase diverse representation among faculty and/or to improve departmental climate and other supports for diverse faculty.
  • Graduate Teaching
    The UMass Lowell Award for Graduate Teaching is designed to honor contributions faculty make to graduate-level education.
  • Excellence in Innovative Teaching
    The UMass Lowell Award for Excellence in Innovative Teaching is designed to honor individual early career faculty members who exemplify a deep commitment to excellence in teaching. 
  • Mentoring Awards
    The UMass Lowell Mentoring Awards for Faculty honor individual faculty members who exemplify a deep commitment to fostering professional and personal development of students or their colleagues, and for helping to build a supportive academic environment through faculty-to-faculty mentoring and faculty-to-student mentoring.
  • Outstanding Campus Engagement
    The UMass Lowell Award for Outstanding Campus Engagement is designed to honor distinguished participation in service and engagement activities at the university and elsewhere.