2021 Excellence Awards Ceremony Screenshots.
The 2021 BFA Excellence Awards Ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 via Zoom. The nine Excellence Awardees were honored for their outstanding achievements by their CU Boulder colleagues. Chancellor Phil DiStefano and Provost Russell Moore were in attendance to congratulate this year's awardees, along with department chairs, nominating committee members, as well as friends, families and BFA members. The Excellence Awards are made possible by the Office of the Chancellor and began in 1981. Chancellor DiStefano in fact showed attendees the plaque from his 1981 Excellence in Teaching Award noting that it was something he was very proud of to this day. Provost Moore agreed telling attendees "it's always inspiring to see these awards and to recognize the wonderful contributions of all our faculty, but in particular, today during these trying times." BFA Chair Bob Ferry gave attendees a short history of the awards, noting that in recent years, the BFA has made improvements to the selection criteria in order to recognize campus inclusive excellence priorities, and to ensure that smaller departments, without large nominating committees, are able to fairly compete in the process. He also thanked the nominating committees for all the work they put into the nomination packets, and the BFA members who served on the selection committees. The selection committee chairs introduced each awardee highlighting their achievements and why they were chosen. Photos were shared from the previous week, when awardees who were in town, came to pick up their plaques and gift bags, and pose for a photo on campus. The ceremony concluded with a toast to all the 2021 awardees. The BFA thanks everyone who attended the ceremony and for all they do to support faculty excellence at CU Boulder.