Awards & Honors

A wide variety of Awards and Honors are issued to individuals whose outstanding service at the University of Kentucky earns recognition. For information regarding the nomination process, award history, or other details please contact the orginating College/Department.

Current Faculty and Staff, Resident/House Staff Awards Lists for Budget Administrators

    Provost's Awards for Outstanding Teaching 2018

    Each year, the University recognizes faculty and graduate students for outstanding teaching.  The awards are intended to identify and recognize individuals who demonstrate special dedication to student achievement and who are envincing meritorious success in their teaching.  These awards emphasize the University's commitment to the importance of teaching as its vital core mission in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

    The deadline for faculty, staff, and students to submit one-page initial nominations to the faculty member's (or teaching assistant's) department chair (or school director) is 4 p.m. Friday, February 9.  The deadline for department chairs to submit their two-page formal nominations to the Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement is 4p.m. Friday, February 23.  All submissions are to be sent electronically to Jennifer N. Haynes @

    2018 Outstanding Teaching Award Guidelines



    Outstanding Teaching Awards Past Recipients


    Provost's Inclusive Excellence Awards

    2017 Recipients
    Cagney Coomer - College of Arts & Sciences
    Della V. Mosley - College of Education
    Quentin Tyler - College of Agriculture, Food, & Environment
    Kenneth Tyler - College of Education
    Transform Health Unit - College of Nursing


    Provost's Distinguished Service Professors

    2013 - 2014 Recipients
    Daniel Breazeale - Philosophy
    Edward T. Jennings - Martin School of Public Policy & Administration
    Michael F. Potter -Entomology
    Jurgen Rohr- Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Sharon L. Walsh- Behavioral Science
    Heidi L. Weiss- Markey Cancer Center

    Distinguished Service Professors Past Recipients

    Provost Public Scholars

    2009 - 2010 Recipients
    Paul Eakin - Mathematics


    CASE Kentucky Professor of the Year - 2011

    This award is given by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as part of the US Professors of the Year Award program.

    Jonathan M. Golding - Psychology


    Graduate School Faculty Awards

    Kirwan Prize

    Sturgill Award