Dr. Steven Leath outside Samford Hall
Auburn Inspires Me.

"As Auburn's president, I am continuously inspired by the creative power of our faculty and their genius for innovation. I’m inspired by their collegial and collaborative spirit, a spirit that is not afraid of pushing boundaries and asking why. They, like Auburn, are not satisfied with the status quo, and their endeavors to connect their research and scholarship efforts with the broader innovation landscape are changing lives and communities. Auburn faculty are making a transformative mark on our future—and that is inspiring."

President Steven Leath

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Award Information
The Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Gerald and Emily Leischuck, 1964 graduates and retired Auburn University administrators, created the Endowed Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching in 2005 to recognize two full-time, tenured faculty members who have demonstrated effective and innovative teaching methods, along with a continuing commitment to student success through advising and mentoring.

Award for Excellence in Faculty Outreach

The Award for Excellence in Faculty Outreach honors the engagement of exemplary faculty members and demonstrates the tremendous impact Outreach has on our community, state, nation, and beyond.

Creative Research and Scholarship Awards

The Creative Research and Scholarship Award recognizes faculty members who have distinguished themselves through research, scholarly works and creative contributions among the categories of fine arts, liberal arts, architecture & design, business, social/human sciences and sciences, biomedical sciences, engineering and agriculture.

Research and Economic Development Advisory Board Advancement of Research and Scholarship Achievement Award

Created to recognize high quality, competitive research and scholarly activity, the Advancement of Research and Scholarship Award recognizes exceptional efforts to advance Auburn’s research and scholarship mission

New applications will be accepted in 2020.

Provost Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring

Established in 2012, the award recognizes faculty who demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate research, whose efforts support Auburn students interested in careers in research and creative works and who have demonstrated outstanding service to students.

Departmental Award for Excellence in Education

The Auburn University Departmental Award for Excellence in Education was created in 2013 and is administered on behalf of the Office of the Provost through the university’s Biggio Center and the University Senate Teaching Effectiveness Committee. The award recognizes the efforts of departmental faculty for their commitment to improving education at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

President’s Outstanding Collaborative Units Award

Created in 2011, the award recognizes existing faculty collaborations among two or more departments, divisions, offices, or programs within the university. To be considered, the work of the collaborative units must have advanced the excellence, impact, and reputation of representing units and the university as a whole.

New Alumni Professors

The Alumni Professorship program recognizes tenured faculty members with direct responsibilities in two or more of the institutional missions of instruction, research and outreach. Faculty selected to receive a professorship must have demonstrated exceptionally meritorious performance, distinctive competence and potential for continued high productivity and excellence.

Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award

Recognizes the outstanding teaching of undergraduates from nominations made by department heads, deans, alumni, and students. A committee of retired faculty selects the recipients.

Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lectureship

The Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lectureship Award is jointly sponsored by the Auburn Alumni Association and the Graduate School and is awarded to a faculty member on the basis of excellence in research.

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