About the Awards

The BFA Excellence Awards specifically recognize outstanding work and a concerted effort to make advances in the academy. The Chancellor provides financial support for these prestigious awards and a ceremony in the spring recognizes the winners and features a keynote by the Hazel Barnes Awardee for that year. All members of the Boulder Faculty Senate, are eligible to be nominated however, the selection process gives preference to nominees who have been with the University of Colorado for at least five years. Additionally, nominated faculty must be in good standing with the University in order to be considered. Submission deadlines for AY 22-23 will be announced by October 31st, 2022. Although faculty may receive the award for a given category only once, they are eligible to receive awards in either of the other two categories in different years. The BFA will grant awards in each of the following areas:

2022 Excellence Awards Winners

Excellence in Leadership & Service

Janet Casagrand, Integrative Physiology ♦ Susan Thomas, Musicology ♦ Wendy Young, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Excellence in Research, Scholarly, and Creative Work

Marcia Douglas, English ♦ Michael Hermele, Physics ♦ Laura Michaelis, Linguistics

Excellence in Teaching & Pedagogy

Caroline Conzelman, Global Studies RAP ♦ Rachael Deagman Simonetta, English ♦ June Gruber, Psychology and Neuroscience

Meet the 2022 BFA Excellence Awardees!

Photos from the 2022 Excellence Awards Ceremony

UPDATE: See the CUBT Story on the 2022 Excellence Awards Ceremony!