Adjunct Faculty Award

Contact: Eileen Strempel, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, or 513-556-2588


Stanley Corkin, One of Three 2017 Winners


In managing the over 4,200 faculty members of the UC community, the Office of the Provost makes it a top priority to recognize those who have made the greatest contributions to the university’s teaching and research missions.

As part of this goal, the Office of the Provost sponsors the President’s Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member Awards. Each year, this award honors two faculty members who have gone far above and beyond the scope of their duties and have achieved new heights in teaching, research and student learning.



Candidates may be any teaching faculty with an FTE less than 100%. One person is selected from among those adjuncts who teach on a semester-by-semester basis (term), and one is selected from among those who have annual or continuing (bargaining unit) appointments.


Any full or part‐time faculty member or student may nominate a candidate. Part‐time faculty may also nominate themselves. All nominators must adhere to the process described below.


  • Nominations shall include a narrative of no more than one page detailing the contributions of the candidate to the goals of placing students at the center and achieving academic excellence, and must also include:
    • A letter of recommendation from the head of the appropriate academic unit. In addition to addressing the criteria, this letter should indicate whether the candidate is a term, annual, or bargaining-unit adjunct, and what course or courses the candidate has taught.
    • No more than four additional letters of support from students and peers.
    • A letter reflecting the endorsement of the college dean.
  • The selection will be made by the Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee that reports to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. This committee is comprised of two members of the adjunct faculty, two members of the full-time faculty, and two administrators.
  • The nomination packet must be submitted electronically as a single electronic PDF file by Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, to Eileen Strempel, in the Provost's Office.
  • The Committee will complete the selection process and forward the names of the recipients to the Office of the President by Jan. 20, 2016.

The recipients will be recognized at the Faculty Awards Celebration in April 2017.


View the most recent recipients of the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member Award.