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Honorifics

Academic Quality and Reputation

The faculty of Michigan State University possess great underlying strengths which are recognized at every level –internationally and nationally, locally and internally. Such honorifics elevate the stature of the university’s intellectual work to national and global prominence and foster a community of scholars with high standards and aspirations. These awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments, achievements, and contributions of our exceptional researchers, educators, and community members and bring great pride to the institution.  

Overview

The faculty of Michigan State University possess great underlying strengths which are recognized at every level –internationally and nationally, locally and internally. Such honorifics elevate the stature of the university’s intellectual work to national and global prominence and foster a community of scholars with high standards and aspirations. These awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments, achievements, and contributions of our exceptional researchers, educators, and community members and bring great pride to the institution.

 

Current Award Types:

Honored faculty are essential to all we do at Michigan State University. They power and empower creativity, discovery, and learning, propelling MSU to the ranks of the top 100 universities in the world. 

Here, we honor our most distinguished faculty members — respected leaders and innovators within our campus community and in their disciplines. Their work helps make a better, safer, healthier tomorrow. 

National and international faculty awards are an important component of institutional reputation. Each year, Michigan State University faculty members earn a variety of honors for their scholarly contributions. Some receive prizes and awards from learned societies or government agencies for specific work or career contributions. Others are elected to fellowship in major learned societies.

Below are MSU's Academy Listings:

All-University Awards honor faculty and staff members with a variety of distinguished awards at the annual MSU Awards Convocation.

Awards

  • William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Awards (change in 2014)/Distinguished Faculty Awards
  • Teacher-Scholar Awards
  • Community Engagement Scholarship Award (change in 2015)/Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership Award
  • MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Awards
  • Distinguished Academic Staff Awards
  • Excellence-In-Teaching Citations
  • Robert F. Banks Award for Institutional Leadership
  • University Distinguished Professor designees
  • Simmons Chivukala Award for Academic Leadership
  • President's Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Community Engagement Scholarship Award

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