Awards, Ballots, and Elections
Each year several awards are given to faculty members who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the University. The Faculty Congress also presents a staff award* once per year.
- Teaching Awards - The four teaching-related awards are Outstanding Faculty Mentor Teaching Award, Faculty Award for Innovative Teaching, Pohlhaus-Stracciolini Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.
- Research Awards - These awards recognize excellence in research, scholarship, and contributions to profession. Faculty members can be nominated for the Outstanding Faculty Research Award, the University Scholarly Achievement Award, and the University Mid-Career Scholar Award.
- Service Awards - Faculty members can be nominated for the Gallen Faculty Service Award, University Mid-Career Service Award, and the Lafferty Award.
- Facultas Award - The Facultas Award is presented once each year (in December) by the Faculty Congress, on behalf of the faculty as a whole. The award should go to staff from a variety of areas to recognize their diverse contributions to the university community.
*note that a number of staff awards are presented each year, as well, by the Villanova Staff Council.