Texas Tech University

Excellence in Teaching & Research

TTU President's Excellence in Teaching Professors and Presidents's Excellence in Research Professors

President Awards 13 for Excellence
With Teaching, Research Professorships

Thirteen faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences have won special Professorships from Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec for 2018. They are:

Receiving the 2018 President's Excellence in Teaching Professorship

Receiving the 2018 President's Excellence in Research Professorship

Presentation of awards will take place during the April 18 Faculty Convocation, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the SUB Ballroom.

The Professorships start Sept. 1, 2018, and last for three years. Each one brings with it an annual minimum of $5,000 in discretionary funding. Those receiving the President's Excellence in Teaching Professorship will use the money to support teaching activities. Those receiving the President's Excellence in Research Professorship will use the money to support research or creative activities. And, based on what they achieve during this three-year period, winners may apply for a second three-year term.

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How they Were Selected

The selection process for these Professorships began with a careful review of documentation affirming each applicant's demonstrated excellence in teaching or in scholarly research and creative activity. Next, a teaching-excellence review committee or a research-excellence review committee submitted recommendations to the Provost. Then a second round of reviews was made by the Vice Provosts, in the case of the teaching awards, or by the Vice Provosts and the Associate Vice President for Research, in the case of the research awards. Recommendations were then submitted to the Provost who, after making his own assessments, referred a final list of recipients to the President for approval.

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