Faculty Awards


The Faculty Senate's Awards, Bylaws and Elections (ABE) Committee, together with the Center for Faculty Excellence, have streamlined the nomination process for internal and external awards. After the nomination deadline for each award has passed, the Faculty Senate ABE Committee will read all nominations for the purpose of making recommendations to the Office of the Provost. For information on each award, click on the appropriate link. Information on the external awards may be found by following the link as the information is made available.


Table of Faculty Awards

Faculty Award

Submitted to:



 Due Date

Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award



Recognition at the Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience, including the presentation of a plaque during the conference

Nominations will open in Summer 2024 

For reference, past year deadlines were:

Due to Faculty Senate: 9/15

Due to Academic Affairs: 9/22

Due to National Resource Center: 9/30

Piper Professor Award

Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

Faculty Senate -

Provost's Office

Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation



Due to Faculty Senate: October 13, 2023 

Due to Academic Affairs: November 3, 2023 

Due to Piper Foundation: November 17, 2023 

 Announcement of Awards: May 1, 2024 

Faculty Excellence Awards

Faculty Senate -

Provost's Office


$1,000 First Place

$250 Second Place

Competition begins: Oct. 23, 2023

Nomination forms due: Noon, Nov. 22, 2023

Notifications to Finalists:  Dec. 15, 2023

Final applications due: Noon, Feb. 16, 2024

Awardees recognized: Mid-April 

Regents Professor Award

Faculty Senate -Awards/Bylaws/Elections Committee

Provost's Office

A & M System Review

TAMU System Award

$15,000 and special recognition ceremony

Due to Faculty Senate:

April 15, 2024


Board Action and Notification of Recipients:

October - December 2024

Legend Type:

E - External/foundation

I - Internal (TAMUCC Faculty only)