Awards & Honors

Faculty and Academic Staff Awards

Every year the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater recognizes faculty and staff excellence in: teaching, academic advising, scholarly and creative activity, and service to the institution. Faculty and staff are honored for their distinguished contributions to the university community and the many constituencies served by the institution.


UW-Whitewater Awards

Roseman Teaching Award
The W. P. Roseman Excellence in Teaching Award is presented annually to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding teaching and the improvement of student learning.

Outstanding Research Award
The Outstanding Research Award is given annually in recognition of a single faculty member making significant advances to knowledge, technique, or creative expression in her/his professional discipline.

Faculty Service Award
The Faculty Service Award, given annually, recognizes a faculty member for outstanding service to the University.

University Faculty/Staff Advising Award
Initiated in 2003, the University Advising Award recognizes teaching faculty or Instructional academic staff member who has demonstrated excellence in the academic advising of students.

Everett Long Award for the Advancement of General Education
The Everett Long Award for the Advancement of General Education is awarded biennially (in even-numbered years) to a faculty member who has been vital in advancing the centrality of general education.

Academic Staff Excellence Awards
Two academic staff members are honored each year - one from the instructional/teaching ranks and one from non-instructional ranks - for their contributions to the University.

Nomination Schedule and Process

Below is the annual schedule for the university-wide awards process. The schedule is designed to allow for adequate time to prepare and review application materials and organize the annual Recognition Reception. 

Note: All award nominees are required to complete and submit digitally a Recognition Reception Nominee Summary Form no later than March 1.


Overview of Nomination Process and Due Dates

Campus-wide Call for NominationsApplication Materials DueApplication Materials Submitted to
Initial Call2nd CallFinal Call
Roseman Teaching Award Dec 1 Jan 4 Jan 25 March 1

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Outstanding Research Award


Dec 1 Jan 4 Jan 25 March 1

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Faculty Service Award Dec 1 Jan 4 Jan 25 Feb 15

James Hartwick, Chair, Faculty Senate


University Faculty/Staff Academic Advising Award
Dec 1 Jan 4 Jan 25 Feb 15

Bob Mertens, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Communications


Everett Long Award for Advancement of General Education (in even-numbered years)
Dec 1 Jan 4 Jan 25 Feb 15

Liz Hachten, Assistant Dean, College of Letters and Sciences



Excellence Awards for Academic Staff  Dec 1 Jan 4 Jan 25 Feb 15 Denise Ehlen, Chair, Academic Staff Assembly


Other Important Dates:

  • A representative for each nominee must submit a Recognition Reception Nominee Summary Form (completed and submitted digitally by March 1).
  • Reception for Faculty and Academic Staff Nominees - Thursday, April 14, 2016.
  • Nominees notified as to results - approximately end of April.
  • Award winners announced through "UW-Whitewater This Week" - first week of May.
  • Faculty/Staff Recognition Dinner - second week of May.