The nomination guidelines for the 2023-2024 Minnesota State Board of Trustees (BOT) Awards for Excellence are available on the BOT Awards Connect Page. Log in using your StarID@MinnState.edu and password.
Nominations, including the nominees’ portfolios, are due 5:00 p.m. on November 1, 2023.
About the Awards
The Board of Trustees Awards for Excellence acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement of our college and university teaching and service faculty.
This recognition is the result of the dedicated work of faculty, students, campus and systemwide award committees. Each year, campus committees review nominations and select faculty names to forward to presidents, who in turn designate teaching faculty as Outstanding Educators, and university administrative service faculty as Outstanding Service Faculty. Presidents then forward these names to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and to system-level award committees for review.
Out of that pool of outstanding educators, the Board will identify two (2) college teaching faculty and one (1) university teaching faculty to be named as Educators of the Year. In addition, the Board will name one (1) university administrative service faculty as the Service Faculty of the Year.
At an awards luncheon on April 17, 2024, the Board will honor all Outstanding Educators and Educators of the Year from our colleges and universities, all Outstanding Service Faculty and a Service Faculty of the Year.
The nomination guidelines can be found on the BOT Awards Connect Page. The guidelines include an overview for your committee and nominees, and detailed instructions necessary for compiling the Outstanding Educators and Outstanding Service Faculty Portfolios and filling out the President’s Recommendation Form.
Those involved in the Board of Trustees Award nomination process are invited to join us for an information session to ask questions and get answers! Nominees, local campus nominating committee members, and staff involved in the process are welcome to attend.
View the new FAQ page to learn more.
We look forward to continued recognition of your Outstanding Educators and Outstanding Service Faculty to the Board, recognizing excellent teaching and university service throughout the system with an award of high visibility and prestige.
Program Director for Educational Development
View videos and programs from previous Board of Trustees Awards at MinnState.edu/BOTawards.