Regent Awards

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents sponsors several awards that honor the excellence of UW System staff and programs. Recipients are chosen by special committees composed of members of the Board of Regents and are honored at various times throughout the year at a Board of Regents meeting. All information regarding the nomination process for each award can be accessed on the Grants & Awards site for the Office for Academic and Student Affairs.


Regents Diversity Awards

Up to three $5,000 awards are given to individuals, teams, or units from UW System institutions in recognition of institutional change agents that foster access and success for historically underrepresented populations. The Regents Diversity Awards are administered by the systemwide Office for Academic and Student Affairs.

2016 winners of Regents’ Diversity Awards announced

Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards

Two $5,000 awards are given to non-instructional administrative and professional academic staff members at UW System institutions in recognition of their exceptional service to the university. In addition, one $5,000 award is given to a non-instructional academic staff program in recognition of the important role played by academic staff in supporting students and their success. The Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards are administered by the systemwide Office for Academic and Student Affairs.

Regents to honor winners of 2016 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence

Regents Teaching Excellence Awards

Two $5,000 awards are given to faculty and academic staff members at UW System institutions in recognition of outstanding career achievement in teaching. In addition, one $5,000 award is given to an academic department, program or other academic unit which demonstrates exceptional commitment to and effectiveness in teaching. The Regents Teaching Excellence Awards are administered by the systemwide Office for Academic and Student Affairs.

Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers (March 24, 2015, news release)

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