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Faculty Awards Information

Each year the University honors members of the faculty and staff who have demonstrated excellence in their teaching, research and community service. OFDAS administers the selection process for the following Mānoa faculty awards:

  1. Excellence in Teaching Awards, includes the following:
    • Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching
    • Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching
    • Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  2. Robert W. Clopton Award for Distinguished Community Service

The office has pioneered the development of a quantitative screening and qualitative peer review procedure. OFDAS also assists with the annual Mānoa Awards Ceremony, which recognizes these and other Mānoa award recipients.

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Dates Processes and Important Deadlines
September 20, 2023

Excellence in Teaching Awards Online Nomination Process Begins

Announcement memo (pdf) is emailed to College and School Deans, Liaisons and Department Chairs. A campus-wide announcement is provided to UH Mānoa community (faculty, staff and students) via Announce@UH and is posted to the UH Mānoa Calendar of Events.

October 18, 2023

Deadline to Submit Online Nominations

October 24, 2023 to January 11, 2024

List of nominations are sent to each respective college/school liaison and nominees are informed of their nominations.

Nominees prepare Awards Application Dossiers.

College/School Review Dossiers and Select College/School Finalists.

January 11, 2024

Deadline to submit College/School finalist dossiers to OFDAS

January 17, 2024 to February 27, 2024

Mānoa Awards Committee Reading, Review and Evaluation

March to April, 2024

Awards committee finalize award recommendations to President.

Notification to award applicants and respective College/Schools.

April or May, 2024

Announcement of Award Recipients

Last update 9/12/2023

Robert W. Clopton Award

Dates Processes and Important Deadlines
December 20, 2023

Robert W. Clopton Award for Distinguished Community Service Nomination Process Begins

February 20, 2024

Nomination Deadline

March to April, 2024

Award committee finalizes award recommendations to President.

Notification to award applicants and respective College/Schools.

April or May, 2024

Announcement of Award Recipient

Last update 12/21/2023


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Teaching Awards Dossier Library

Dossiers of past awardees may be viewed at the Awards dossier library in:

Entry through Kuykendall 107
M–F, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please call us at 808-956-9567 to ensure staff availability for access to the library.