Awards, Ballots, and Elections

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Each year several awards are given to faculty members who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the University. The awards are:

  • Teaching Award - The Teaching Award allows individuals to be nominated for Outstanding Faculty Mentor Teaching Award, Faculty Award for Innovative Teaching Award, Pohlhaus-Stracciolini Award for Teaching Excellence, or the Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • Research Award – The research award recognizes 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 Award – Faculty members can be nominated for the 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. Prior to 2015 - 2016, this award was presented twice per year (one award in Fall and one award in Spring). The award should go to staff from a variety of areas to recognize t heir diverse contributions to the university community.
  • Board of Trustees Faculty Nomination 
  • Gallen Faculty Service Award - The Lawrence C. Gallen, O.S.A. Faculty Service Award is intended to recognize an individual member of the Villanova University faculty who has, over many years, contributed outstanding service to the Villanova University community.