Fall Conference Award Descriptions

Distinguished Scholarship Award

Distinguished Scholars exemplify the teacher-scholar model by involving students in their research and applying Cal Poly expertise in direct contributions to our region, state and nation.

Distinguished Teaching Award

Distinguished Teachers are nominated by students and alumni and chosen by a select university committee that observes the nominees in their classrooms and bases their selection on a wide array of standards.

Outstanding Staff Award

Outstanding Staff Award winners are selected based on their dedication, loyalty, expertise and contributions to Cal Poly.

Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year Award

The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, established by the Academic Advising Council, recognizes one faculty member annually who has had a positive influence on students through academic advising.

Learn by Doing Scholar Award

The Learn by Doing Scholar Award recognizes outstanding faculty scholarship on Cal Poly’s signature pedagogy. The award fosters, encourages, shares and acknowledges Learn by Doing scholarship conducted by Cal Poly faculty.

Provost’s Leadership Award for Partnership in Philanthropy

The Provost’s Leadership Award for Partnership in Philanthropy recognizes current and former faculty members’ superior achievement in fundraising. Awardees demonstrate an ability to garner external support, leverage such support to advance the mission of Cal Poly, and work collaboratively with the university’s fundraising staff.

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