Provost Faculty and Staff Awards

Help nominate USF's experienced and emerging leaders for the following Faculty and Staff Awards.  Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2021 unless noted otherwise.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Award

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Award given by the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach recognizes and honors a USF faculty or staff member who has made exceptional contributions to enhancing and supporting diversity and inclusion within the USF community. Nomination INFO 

Educational Effectiveness Award

The Educational Effectiveness Award (EEA) recognizes excellence in assessment practices at the University of San Francisco. The recognized assessment work should show evidence of student learning, use of student learning evidence, and help the university, or any part of the university or community, achieve its learning outcomes, goals, or mission. Exemplary assessment work should also support a culture of assessment at USF, and include a plan for closing the loop. Nomination info   

Sarlo Prize

The Sarlo Prize recognizes excellence in teaching based upon the moral values that lie at the foundation of USF's identity. The awardee shall be a proven, effective full-time faculty member who through his/her teaching exemplifies the ethical principles which inform the University's Vision, Mission and Values. Nomination info

Ignatian Service Award

The Ignatian Service Award recognizes an exceptional commitment to the service of students, the University, and the community at large, in light of the religious and moral legacy of St. Ignatius. The awardee shall be a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated an ongoing and creative commitment to the realization of this legacy through his/her actions and accomplishments.Nomination info

Community Engaged Learning Faculty Award 

The Community Engaged Learning Faculty Award recognizes the work of full-time faculty in developing service-learning opportunities for USF students. The awardee shall be a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to service-learning through the integration of service-learning into the curriculum; innovation in employing a reflective teaching methodology to connect community and public service experience with the academic study; and demonstration of leadership that promotes service-learning on campus. Nomination info

Mentor of the Year Award

The Mentor of the Year Award was created by the Provost Council in order to recognize a faculty member and/or a staff person who furthers the Vision, Mission and Values of the University through her/his demonstrated commitment to and excellence in advising and mentoring our graduate and/or undergraduate students. The award recognizes individuals who help our students (1) identify their academic goals; (2) establish relationships between their curricular and co-curricular activities; (3) develop the expertise, skills and values that support academic and personal achievement; and, (4) discern how their USF experience will assist them in forming a more humane and just world. Nomination info

Distinguished Research Award

The Distinguished Research Award is given jointly by the USF Faculty Association and the University to a full-time faculty member whose recent research and scholarship have made an outstanding contribution to his or her academic discipline.  NOMINATION INFO

Distinguished Teaching Award

The Distinguished Teaching Award, bestowed jointly by the USF Faculty Association and the University, is given to a full-time faculty member for extraordinary dedication to teaching and students, and for innovative and gifted approaches to teaching and the classroom.  NOMINATION INFO 

Outstanding Professor Beyond the Hilltop Award

The award honors teaching excellence at the University's campuses beyond the Hilltop. Help us recognize and honor the best of USF by nominating one outstanding instructor that deeply impressed you with his/her/their dedication to teaching, ability to positively engage students, and deliver outstanding education.  Nomination Info

Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Distinguished Service to Disability Issues

The Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Distinguished Service to Disability Issues recognizes a faculty member or staff member who has demonstrated distinguished service to disability services or providing equal access to students with disabilities. For nomination information, please contact committee chair Bryan Whaley (College of Arts and Sciences) at

For nomination information on the Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award, Innovations in Instruction Award, and Sr. Vicky Siu Award for Outstanding Contributions and Service to the University, please visit the USF Part Time Faculty Association's Awards page 

If you have questions about the awards, please contact Tina Tsan, Assistant to the Provost, at or at 415.422.6136.