Board of Trustees Faculty Award Nominations Period Opening Soon


Office of the Provost

The nominations period for the Board of Trustees awards will be opening soon. Committee chairs will send information on the nomination process and deadlines. Faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to submit a nomination for one or more of these prestigious awards. 

Nominations are reviewed by each Committee with resolutions prepared for the Board of Trustees to act on at their April 2018 meeting. Awards will be announced at Convocation on April 27, 2018. 

Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching

This award is to give recognition to a faculty member who, in the judgment of a suitable committee of the faculty, is an outstanding teacher who has made a notable professional contribution.

Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship

This award is given by considering the creative scholarship of each nominee over a minimum five-year period at WPI.  The five-year cycle for nominations is:  Engineering or Management; Natural, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences; Humanities and Social Science; Engineering and Management; and Natural, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.  This year the award will be in Humanities and Social Science.

Award for Outstanding Academic Advising

This award is in recognition of the important role that academic advisors play in guiding and mentoring students through stages of professional and personal development.  This faculty member is selected based on input from the entire WPI student body.  

Denise Nicoletti Trustees’ Award for Service to Community

This award is in memory of Denise Nicoletti, a faculty member in Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1991-2002, whose passion for life and humanity touched many lives.  This award is intended to keep her spirit alive in the WPI community.