University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced the 2011 winners of the university’s most prestigious awards for research, teaching and engagement.
These university-wide awards recognize faculty whose work has made a strong impact on students, the university and the state, according to Milliken.
“The strength of any university depends on its faculty, and the four campuses of the University of Nebraska are home to some of the country’s best,” Milliken said. “The efforts of our faculty in teaching, research and engagement improve the student experience, advance the university and make a positive impact on the state of Nebraska and its people. It’s important that we take this opportunity each year to recognize some of the most outstanding work of our faculty.”
Awards will be presented during a luncheon later in the spring. Winners are:
Outstanding Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) Award recognizes individual faculty members for outstanding research or creative activity of national or international significance.
Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award (OTICA) recognizes individual faculty members who have demonstrated meritorious and sustained records of excellence and creativity in teaching.
Innovation, Development and Engagement Award (IDEA) recognizes faculty members who have extended their academic expertise beyond the boundaries of the university in ways that have enriched the broader community.
Award recipients are selected by committees of outstanding peers. The ORCA originated in 1978, the OTICA in 1992 and the IDEA in 2006.