School of Fine Arts
2020 Annual Award NominationsAward Nomination Form >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. Nominations may be made by School of Fine Arts faculty, staff, students, and alumni. In the event there are no nominations or a nomination submitted for a specific award is deemed unworthy of recognition by the selection committee, no award will be granted. Likewise, the selection committee reserves the right to reclassify nominations that have been erroneously categorized. Award nominees may receive the same award more than once in the same category after 5 years.
Special Achievement Award (more than one award may be given)
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. The Awards Committee reserves the right to present more than one award.
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 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 Teaching Assistant Award (more than one award may be given)
The recipient of the Outstanding TA Award should be a graduate student who has made meritorious contributions to the School of Fine Arts by demonstrating excellence in significant instructional capacities, such as classroom teaching, laboratory or studio instruction, leading recitation or discussion sections, or assisting faculty members with high-enrollment courses.
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 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.