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SMTD Faculty Awards

In order to recognize the tremendous contributions made by SMTD faculty in areas of teaching, scholarship and creative activity, and service, the SMTD Executive Committee administers both internal awards and coordinates nominations for university-level awards. We encourage nominations of faculty at all ranks and years of experience to be considered by the Executive Committee.

Department Chairs and SMTD faculty can submit nominations, however self-nominations are not permitted. All nominations are due May 31 for the following academic year.

SMTD administers several faculty award nominations throughout the year. Contact the Assistant to the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at 734.936.1915 or by email at nmwatson@umich.edu for assistance.

Award nomination opportunities are organized by appointment type.

Note: years in rank is calculated for the year of formal nomination by the EC, which will be the year after department chair nomination


Collegiate Lecturer Program – University-wide award for excellence in teaching and learning, service or other contribution to the university. Lecturer 2 or 4 with at least 10 years who has completed 2 major reviews, not on full layoff.
Nomination Form

Harold Haugh – internal SMTD award for studio teaching- composition, jazz, organ, piano, strings, voice, Winds & Percussion departments only, recipient gives a lecture/recital.
Nomination Form

Teaching Excellence – Internal SMTD award, any department, outstanding teaching.
Nomination Form


Harold Haugh – internal SMTD award for studio teaching- composition, jazz, organ, piano, strings, voice, Winds & Percussion departments only, recipient gives a lecture/recital.
Nomination Form

Henry Russel Award – University-wide award for scholarly research or creative activity, excellent record of contribution as a teacher. No more than 6 years at the university at time of nomination.
Nomination Form


Faculty Recognition Award – University-wide award for scholarly research and creative endeavors, excellence as a teacher, advisor, and mentor, and participation in service activities.
Nomination Form

Henry Russel Award – University-wide award for scholarly research or creative activity, excellent record of contribution as a teacher. No more than 6 years at the university at time of nomination.
Nomination Form

Teaching Excellence – Internal SMTD award, any department, outstanding teaching.
Nomination Form

Thurnau – University-wide award, undergraduate teaching. Must be tenured.
Nomination Form

Harold Haugh – internal SMTD award for studio teaching- composition, jazz, organ, piano, strings, voice, Winds & Percussion departments only, recipient gives a lecture/recital.
Nomination Form

D’Arms Graduate Mentoring – University-wide award for graduate mentoring, includes mentorship for both PhD and DMA programs. Must be tenured.

Nomination Form


Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award – University-wide award for scholarly research and creative endeavors, teaching and mentoring of students and faculty, service and related activities that have brought distinction.
Nomination Form

Distinguished University Professorship – University-wide award for exceptional scholarly or creative achievements, academic excellence, superior teaching, mentoring, and service.
Nomination Form

Harold Haugh – internal SMTD award for studio teaching- composition, jazz, organ, piano, strings, voice, Winds & Percussion departments only, recipient gives a lecture/recital.
Nomination Form

Henry Russel Lectureship – university-wide award for exceptional achievements in research and scholarship and creative endeavors and outstanding record of teaching, mentoring, and service. Recipient gives a lecture the following year.
Nomination Form

Faculty Recognition Award – University-wide award for scholarly research and creative endeavors, excellence as a teacher, advisor, and mentor, and participation in service activities. No more than 4 years in rank as full professor.
Nomination Form

Teaching Excellence – Internal SMTD award, any department, outstanding teaching.
Nomination Form

Thurnau – University-wide award, undergraduate teaching. Must be tenured.
Nomination Form

D’Arms Graduate Mentoring – University-wide award for graduate mentoring, includes mentorship for both PhD and DMA programs. Must be tenured.
Nomination Form