Robert L Stearns AwardThe Stearns Award was initiated in 1953, the year of the resignation of Robert L. Stearns (A&S’14) as the sixth president of the University. He had presided over CU since 1939. The award recognizes members of the faculty and staff for extraordinary achievement or service in any one or combination of the following areas: teaching, service to the University, work with students, research or off-campus service. Award winners receive a medal.

Award Evaluation Criteria:

  1. Comprehensiveness of the application
  2. Outstanding teaching (if applicable)
  3. Extraordinary service to the university
  4. Exemplary work with students
  5. Significant research (if applicable)
  6. Off-campus service to the community
  7. Impact on the University of Colorado Boulder