The CU Denver policy, Distinguished Professorships, was approved in February 2006. This policy was developed in accordance with the University of Colorado APS, Procedures for Implementing Regent Actions on Distinguished Professorships.
This University award is given to persons who advance the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, which include:
Nominees should be members of the teaching faculty, student body, or staff (classified or professional exempt) whose achievements reflect superior performance in their normal work or scholarship and notable participation in humanitarian activities. The award is one of the University's highest honors and includes an engraved plaque and a cash honorarium for each recipient. Winners are invited to a Presidential ceremonial banquet, and the campus of the award winner provides additional recognition at commencement.
The nomination deadline occurs early in the spring semester.
The nomination packet is limited to 20 pages and must include a current resume and at least three supporting letters. More complete information on deadlines and the nomination process may be obtained from the Thomas Jefferson Awards Committee, Dwire 352, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO 80933.