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Professional Staff Senate's Distinguished Service Award

This award highlights campus professionals who made a difference at the University and to their profession.

Chancellor's Awards

The Chancellor's Awards recognize individuals who have work three consecutive years or more at the University. These awards act as both University and SUNY-wide recognition. Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Excellence in Faculty Service
  • Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities
  • Excellence in Librarianship
  • Excellence in Professional Service
  • Excellence in Classified Service
  • Excellence in International Education

Binghamton also has these other awards, primarily for faculty:

  • Lois B. DeFleur Faculty Prize in Academic Achievement
  • Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring
  • Provost's Award for Outstanding Graduate Director
  • Binghamton University Council/Foundation Award

University Medal

Established by President DeFleur in 1991, this is the highest recognition at the University and honors faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.

STAR Award (Service Tradition Awards Recognition)

These awards have an application and requires letters and evidence for the nomination. The winners receive a letter from the University President, a STAR coffee mug and pin, and a check for $50.00.

Gratitude Notes, Bearcat Recognition, and Awards Database

Gratitude notes are simple sticky notes that can be picked up at Student Affairs; one can fill them out with a gratitude message and leave them for another. Bearcat recognition is a notch-up from a gratitude note; one completes a form that recognizes someone's effort and then Baxter will deliver a Certificate of Recognition and a letter from VP Brian Rose. Winners are also entered into a monthly drawing and have their names listed on a website and recognized at the next Divisional meeting (which makes me wonder if these awards are just for Student Affairs employees?). The Awards Database is being worked on; this db will contain other awards, both institutional and non-institutional, that can be used for recognition. Steve Rebello is the contact on most of these awards.

SUNY FACT2 Excellence in Instructional Support Awards

These two awards recognize excellence by full or part-time instructional support persons involved in supporting innovative uses of educational technologies to meaningfully improve teaching and learning by working individually or in collaboration with teaching faculty in the strategic application of curriculum within SUNY. The recipient or team receiving this award has demonstrated excellence through instructional support practice, and the ability to recognize pedagogical opportunities and to devise strategies for infusing the curriculum with innovative use of technology that aligns with learning outcomes.

Visit the FACT2 Awards page for more information about the awards and to submit a nomination. 


Last Updated: 2/23/18