It is a privilege to recognize and celebrate the excellence of our Texas A&M University faculty. For the awards listed below, Faculty Affairs partners with awarding entities to gather nominations, convene review committees, and oversee final selection and recognition of honorees. Use our database below to look up recipients of the awards Faculty Affairs helps facilitate.
Award Recipients Database Award Opportunity Timeline
The Association of Former Students College-Level Teaching Award
Selected for their dedication to and excellence in teaching, recipients of The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award (College-Level) are chosen in late summer by a college-level committee. Recognized faculty are honored in their home college, and each receives a cash award in addition to a framed certificate.
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The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award
Honored for sustained excellence and deep, holistic impact in their time at Texas A&M, recipients of The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award (University-Level) are selected in early spring by a university-wide committee of both faculty and staff. Recipients are recognized in a ceremony and each receives a cash award, plaque, and custom gift.
Chancellor's Academy of Teacher Educators Award
Inductees to the Chancellor's Academy of Teacher Educators have made direct and significant impact on the preparation of future teachers. Each year, previously inducted Academy members form the selection committee for new awardees. Selected nominees are recognized and inducted during the annual meeting of the Chancellor's Century Council, and each receive a stipend, a commemorative seal, and a certificate.
Montague - Center for Teaching Excellence Scholars
The Montague-CTE Scholars Program recognizes demonstrated excellence and interest in undergraduate teaching at Texas A&M. Each fall, one faculty member from each college is honored as a Montague-CTE Scholar and receives a research grant to inspire new heights of teaching scholarship.
A state-wide competitive honor, the Piper Professorship recognizes faculty for superior college teaching. Invited Texas colleges and universities may nominate select faculty in mid-fall, following which the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation reviews nominations and makes a final selection in late spring.
This award recognizes two faculty each year for proven commitment to excellence in teaching. Each college nominates one candidate in early spring. and selected honorees are recognized.
Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence Award
Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
The Provost Academic Professional Track (APT) Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, established in 2019, encourages, recognizes and rewards faculty recipients for exceptional teaching practices that create meaningful learning experiences for students. It illustrates both the impact of an effective teaching approach and the value of student-centered learning. This award is generously supported by the Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation, to support teaching innovations and teaching-related projects/activities. Recipients will hold this award title for life.
Regents Professor Award
This professorship is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member by the Texas A&M University System. Meritorious performance in teaching, research, and service is valued and rewarded with this ceremonial title.
SEC Faculty Achievement Award/SEC Professor of the Year
This conference-level award recognizes faculty for establishing a prestigious scholarly program while simultaneously investing in mentoring students and/or junior faculty. One faculty member from the Southeastern Conference is recognized each spring with an honorarium.
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University Distinguished Professor
A University Distinguished Professor has an authoritative scholarly voice, already recognized and acclaimed in the field of study. Nominations begin at the college level, committee review continues into late fall, and selected honorees are announced and celebrated in early spring.
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University Professor for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence
These professorships celebrate uncommon excellence and devotion to undergraduate education. Faculty honorees are honored in late spring and receive both a salary supplement and a professional development bursary for three years.
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