GSE Faculty Service, Teaching, Advising and Research Awards (STAR)

GSE Faculty 4 S.T.A.R. Awards were established by GSE’s Executive Committee to help recognize the excellent work of our faculty in all the ways they contribute to GSE’s mission expressed through Service, Teaching, Advising and Research. The purpose of the GSE Faculty 4 STAR Awards is to recognize individual faculty excellence in each of these four areas so critical to GSE’s mission using, GSE workload guidelines, contributions to UB 2020 and the Envisioning themes. Nominations will be reviewed by a faculty and student committee representing each GSE department.


Any full-time faculty member (tenure-track and non-tenure track) is eligible for nomination. Everyone is eligible for all four categories of Service, Teaching, Advising and Research each year, including previous winners and those faculty members who may have been on sabbatical for part of the nomination year.


Nominations for this year are based on faculty efforts performed July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019. Anyone can nominate candidates for any award; self nominations are also accepted. A nomination requires one nominating letter, at least one supporting letter, and at least one other sample of excellence such as student testimonials, community letters, examples of student work or projects, or other recommendations.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for nominations is April 2020. Winners will be announced May 2020 at the GSE Faculty Meeting.

  1. Nomination letter
  2. Nominee’s acceptance letter
  3. At least one artifact or sample of evidence
  4. GSE Faculty 4 STAR Nomination Form

All nominations should be submitted to the Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education and Engagement via email at:

The phrase “STAR Award” MUST be in the email subject line to be considered. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.