President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Award for Excellence in Teaching was created for outstanding teachers based on many factors including their commitment to teaching beyond contractual obligations, a participatory and engaging pedagogy, developing and using innovative classroom practices and their commitment to scholarly growth. Faculty members are nominated by students, peers, staff or alumni.
President's Award for Outstanding Service
The Award for Outstanding Service was established in 1981 through the generosity of the late Donna and Robert McMullen, long-standing patrons of SRU, who consistently supported the university's advancement effort. Mr. McMullen was a member of the Class of 1951 and chaired the Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors.
The award continues through the generosity of their son Douglas, and his wife Linda.
Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award
The Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement recognizes annually a distinguished faculty member who has had works published, presented, developed, or performed in the last three years as a member of Slippery Rock University. Each department nominates one faculty member for consideration.
President's Award for Outstanding Academic Advising
The President's Award for Outstanding Academic Advising was created in 2014 to honor extraordinary faculty in their role as academic advisors. Many factors are considered, including faculty commitment to academic advising as a factor in student success and its effect on individual student's lives. Faculty members are nominated by students, with a set of finalists invited to submit additional supporting information.
SRU President's awards for Civic engagement
The President's Awards honor SRU students, faculty, staff and external partners who effectively address public issues through collaborative community-campus partnerships. The awards seek to recognize efforts that display innovation and leadership, build community, foster the empowerment of others and advance SRU's civic mission by helping integrate a deep and pervasive culture and practice of engagement.