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SUNY Distinguished Ranks

  • Distinguished Professor
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Distinguished Service Professor

In recognition of exceptional faculty merit, the State University of New York Board of Trustees designates leading State University faculty members as Distinguished Professors. This rank is accorded to faculty who have distinguished their campus and State University communities through outstanding academic contributions, including scholarly publications, national and international research presentations, research findings, and the training of students. The State University of New York Board of Trustees grant Distinguished Teaching Professorships to faculty members whose pedagogical accomplishments are extraordinary. The State University of New York Board of Trustees award Distinguished Service Professorships to those whose outstanding academic careers have included a particular focus on serving the university and its larger constituencies.

Submission Dates:

  • July 15 (November decision)
  • November 15 (May decision)

Past SPPS Recipients

Distinguished Professor:

  • William Jusko - November 2008
  • Gene Morse - November 2014
  • Marilyn Morris - May 2016

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

In 2002, the State University of New York announced the creation of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, designed to recognize outstanding academic and creative achievements across a broad spectrum of scholarly and artistic fields. Recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities are university faculty members who consistently go above and beyond their teaching and professional duties to make extraordinary contributions to their respective fields.

Submission Date: November 15

Past SPPS Recipients

William Jusko - 2003
Gene Morse - 2004
Marilyn Morris - 2006
Robert Straubinger - 2008

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

The State University of New York announced the inauguration of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service in 2004. This newly established honor acknowledges faculty who have made sustained and wide-ranging service contributions to a broad array of university constituents. Recipients of the Award for Excellence in Faculty Service have distinguished themselves through exceptional service to the university and to their communities, as well as to their disciplinary, professional, and faculty governance organizations at the statewide, national, and international levels.

Submission Date: November 15

Past SPPS Recipients

Gayle Brazeau - 2008

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

The State University of New York announced the inauguration of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching in 2013. The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching recognizes consistently superior teaching by adjunct faculty at the graduate, undergraduate, or professional level. Recipients of this award have demonstrated outstanding support for intellectual growth of individual students and the use of relevant contemporary data from their disciplines in their teaching. This recognition is a system-wide acknowledgment of the contributions and dedication to high quality education by adjunct teaching faculty.

Submission Date: September 15

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, instituted by State University of New York chancellor Ernest L. Boyer in 1973, have demonstrated outstanding teaching ability through superb classroom performance. They are scholars who bring to their classes broad academic interests, rigorous and innovative teaching methodology, and current, far-reaching knowledge. Their concern for students is evidenced by the individual attention they accord each student and by their commitment to helping students to enhance their scholarly and creative abilities and to attain academic excellence.

Submission Date: November 15

Past SPPS Recipients

Robert Cooper - 1976
Robert Gumtow - 1981
Kathleen Boje - 2002

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Internationalization

Created through an initiative of the State University of New York Office of International Programs in 2003, the Chancellor's Award for Internationalization recognizes and helps sponsor outstanding faculty and staff efforts that enable students to gain valuable academic experiences in parts of the world that are not commonly visited or studied. In supporting the development of unique overseas learning opportunities, the Award for Internationalization honors exceptional contributions to fostering international cultural and educational exchange.

Submission Date: TBA

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