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President's Convocation Awards


To nominate and review award criteria and guidelines, please click on "Begin Nomination" above. All awards are to be submitted online except for Voluntary Faculty; please call the number below for a nomination form for that category. Questions pertaining to these awards may be directed to:

Margaret Bourke
464-4520
bourkem@upstate.edu

President's Convocation Awards Given in Fall 2019

President's Awards are given on an annual basis at Fall Faculty Convocation. These awards may be precursors to SUNY Chancellor's awards in all categories except Affirmative Action and Voluntary Faculty. Only full-time employees may be considered for Chancellor's Awards.

These awards include President's Award for:

Advancement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This award recognizes, rewards, and reinforces outstanding performance by any member of the Upstate Medical University faculty and staff who has contributed to attaining the institutional affirmative action goals and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the Upstate Medical University Community; developing innovative approaches and programs to recruit and retain members of historically - under included groups; and maintaining a multicultural environment, where all can succeed.

Excellence in Library Science

This award recognizes outstanding librarians with consideration given to sound scholarship and continuing professional growth demonstrated through publications, membership in professional organizations and service to Upstate Medical University.

Excellence in Professional Service

This award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding professional contributions by repeatedly seeking personal improvement in service to the campus and ultimately State University and, in doing so, has transcended the normal definitions of excellence.

Excellence in Faculty Service

This award recognizes outstanding contributions made by faculty of Upstate Medical University who have repeatedly sought improvement of themselves, their campus and ultimately the State University and, in so doing, have transcended the normal definitions of excellence.

Excellence and Leadership in Research

This award recognizes outstanding investigators who have risen to a position of prominence in their field. The primary criteria are excellence and leadership in research over an extended portion of an investigative career.

Excellence in Basic Research by a Young Investigator

This award recognizes and rewards young investigators who have had exceptional success in initiating their research careers. The primary criteria are establishing substantial extramural funding and publishing high-impact papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Excellence in Clinical Research by a Young Investigator

This award recognizes and rewards young medically-prepared investigators who have had exceptional success in initiating their research careers while meeting their responsibilities as clinicians. The primary criteria are establishing substantial extramural funding and publishing high-impact papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Excellence in Teaching

This award recognizes outstanding faculty members who have excelled in teaching techniques and representative materials, scholarship and professional growth, student services, academic standards and evaluation of requirements, and student performance representing the following colleges:

  • College of Medicine Basic Sciences Departments/College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Medicine Clinical Departments – Syracuse
  • College of Medicine Binghamton Clinical Campus
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Nursing

Outstanding Voluntary Faculty

This award recognizes outstanding voluntary faculty based on teaching techniques and representative materials, scholarship and professional growth, student services, academic standards, student/resident instruction, and length of service to the Upstate Medical University representing the following colleges:

  • College of Medicine Basic Science Departments/College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Medicine Clinical Departments – Syracuse
  • College of Medicine Binghamton Clinical Campus
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Nursing
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