The Civitatis Award was established in 1997 to recognize outstanding faculty citizenship. It 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 service. 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 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.
Submit a letter or email of nomination to the Faculty Council Executive Committee, including a brief, single-spaced statement summarizing the qualifications of the nominee and the reasons why this individual should be so recognized, along with the nominee’s résumé, if available.
Annual deadline: October 15
Submit nominations to:
Faculty Council Executive Committee
c/o Secretary of the General Faculty
WMB 2.102, F9500
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.