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Provost Awards for Exemplary Faculty Service

Faculty service is integral to faculty governance and excellence at Northwestern, yet is often performed without formal recognition or reward. The Office of the Provost seeks nominations of faculty members who provide outstanding service to Northwestern University or significant contributions to their unit. These faculty are exemplars of academic good citizenship.

Nominations should clearly demonstrate how the faculty member has gone above and beyond in service that has had a substantial impact on students, faculty, and/or the University, and that has significantly enhanced the quality of Northwestern as an educational institution and community of scholars. Faculty should demonstrate a record of multiple service activities or a single, major activity, over a sustained period.

Please visit the About Page to learn more about the award and nomination process and to access the on-line nomination form. Nominations for the 2019-2020 awards are due on November 1, 2019.

Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients

Matthew Grayson

Matthew Grayson

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Matthew Grayson created ETOPIA, a science-based theater outreach that bridges disciplines as it builds community, with productions in Tech Building since 2008 that have attracted over 700 regular annual patrons as well as outreach productions for local area high schools. In addition, Grayson initiated the Finding Nano and Global Engineering Trek study abroad and technological tourism programs which promote global citizenship for engineering students.

Babette Sanders

Babette Sanders

Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine

Babette Sanders provided years of outstanding devotion to faculty governance at the University. She was instrumental in writing the Faculty Senate by-laws when it was created, and served as president and past-president for an additional two years due to special circumstances, as well in the leadership of the Medical Faulty Council at Feinberg. Furthermore, through informal and formal mentorship roles, she has guided many faculty members, and in particular fostered success for women faculty members.