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SFA Annual Awards

University of Connecticut
School of Fine Arts
2017 Annual Award Nominations

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Nominations Due by Friday, April 14, 2017

The School of Fine Arts Annual Awards recognize and honor outstanding members of the School’s faculty and staff; alumni who have excelled in their respective disciplines; individuals who have distinguished themselves in the Arts; and individuals who have demonstrated a strong support for the Arts.

The School of Fine Arts Annual Awards are listed and described below. In the event there are no nominations or a nomination submitted for a specific award deemed unworthy of recognition by the selection committee, no award will be granted. Nominations may be made by School of Fine Arts faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Lifetime Achievement Award (up to two awards per year)
The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award should be a member or former member of the School of Fine Arts faculty or staff who has demonstrated excellence or made significant contributions in their area/field of the arts.

Special Achievement Award
The recipient of the Special Achievement Award honors an individual who has implemented a significant project or initiated an innovative program during the past year. The achievement being recognized should have had a significant impact of the School of Fine Arts, the community or the Arts profession, and have taken place within the past year. This award may be given to the same individual more than once. The Awards Committee reserves the right to present more than one award.

Arts Recognition Award (one award per year)
The recipient of the Arts Recognition Award should be a Connecticut resident who has demonstrated significant support and/or contributions to the arts.

Outstanding Teaching Award (one award per year)
The recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award should be a member of the School of Fine Arts faculty or teaching staff.  This award recognizes the recipients’ commitment to innovative and exceptional pedagogy in their respective discipline, their record of dedicated service, and outstanding student advising and/or mentoring.

Outstanding Research and Creative Practice Award (one award per year)
The recipient of the Outstanding Research and Creative Practice Award should be a member of the School of Fine Arts faculty who has demonstrated an outstanding record of scholarship and/or creative practice and productivity in their field.

Outstanding Public Engagement Award (one award per year)
The recipient of the Outstanding Public Engagement Award should be a School of Fine Arts faculty or staff member. This award honors the recipient’s commitment to outstanding service and encouragement of community engagement in the Arts in their field of expertise.

Outstanding Adjunct Award (up to two awards per year)
The recipient of the Outstanding Adjunct Award should be an adjunct member of the School of Fine Arts faculty or teaching staff who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and an overall dedication to their discipline.

Outstanding Staff Award (up to two awards per year)
The recipient of the Outstanding Staff Award should be a staff member serving in any unit of the School of Fine Arts. This award honors the accomplishments of a staff member who has an outstanding record of service to the School and demonstrates a strong skill base, integrity, commitment, and high standards. The award may be given either in recognition of many years of service or in recognition of a special contribution. The nominee may be a full or part-time employee of the University and may or may not be a union member.

Outstanding Alumni Award (up to four awards per year)
The recipient(s) of the Alumni Award should be a member of the School of Fine Arts alumni who has demonstrated success in the arts.

Outstanding Volunteer Award (more than one award may be given)
The recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Award should be a volunteer serving in any unit of the School of Fine Arts. This award honors the accomplishments of a volunteer who has an outstanding record of service to the School of Fine Arts and the University of Connecticut, and demonstrates a strong commitment to the Arts. The award may be given either in recognition of many years of service or in recognition of a special contribution.

Arts Philanthropy Award (one award per year)
This award honors an individual, corporation, or business that has provided outstanding support and/or resources to the Arts at the University of Connecticut.