Civitatis Award

The Civitatis Award was established in 1997 to recognize outstanding faculty citizenship. The Civitatis Award is conferred upon a member of the faculty in recognition of dedicated and meritorious service to the University above and beyond the regular expectations of teaching, research, and writing. The award is made by the President upon the recommendation of the Faculty Council Executive Committee.

Criteria for Selection

The Civitatis Award recognizes outstanding faculty citizenship. To be considered for the Civitatis Award, a faculty member must:

  • Be a current tenured member of the faculty.
  • Have provided dedicated and meritorious service to The University of Texas at Austin above and beyond the regular expectations of teaching, research and service; and
  • Be a person of such integrity, stature, demonstrated ability, and renown that the university community, including alumni, faculty, staff and students, will take pride in and be inspired by his or her recognition.

Selection Process and Recognition

  • The Faculty Council Executive Committee will review the nominations and recommend candidates to the president by November 1.
  • The president will choose a Civitatis Award recipient from the recommended candidates but has the discretion either to make an award or not in any one year.
  • Once chosen by the president, the Civitatis Award recipient will be announced at a Faculty Council meeting and recognized at an appropriate institutional event.