Annual Faculty Celebrations


Faculty Excellence Week is a week-long celebration that features a combination of events for all faculty and some for invited audiences that focus on specific faculty accomplishments and awards.

Events open to all faculty members

Faculty Excellence Week Kick-Off

Co-hosted by President Choi, Provost Ramchand, and Faculty Council

Celebration of Teaching Conference

Hosted by the Teaching for Learning Center

Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Lecture and Reception 

Hosted by the Division of Research, Innovation, and Impact

Invitation-only Events

Faculty Recognition Awards Ceremony

This event celebrates recipients of UM system awards, a variety of Chancellor and Provost awards for teaching, research, service, leadership, and extension as well as prestigious and highly-prestigious external awards from the previous calendar year.

Faculty Book Authors Celebration

This event will celebrate faculty members who published a book during the previous calendar year.

Celebration of Philanthropy Luncheon

This event offers a unique opportunity to connect endowed and named professors with the donors who make their named positions possible.

William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence Award Ceremony and Reception

This special event, hosted in partnership by Commerce Bank, honors the newest class of Kemper Teaching Fellows, MU’s highest teaching distinction.  Learn about this class of Fellows on Show Me Mizzou.  For more information on the William T. Kemper Fellowships, please visit

Annual Events

Welcome Back Social

Welcome Back Social is an event in which all faculty are invited to connect with colleagues from across campus while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and live music. In addition, faculty who have reached a milestone service year at Mizzou are celebrated.

Shutz Reception and Lecture

Shutz Reception and Lecture is an opportunity for the award recipient to deliver a public address following a reception in their honor. The 2023 recipient is Dr. Pamela Brown, Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. The lecture was scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2023.

Promotion & Tenure Celebration

Promotion & Tenure Celebration is a celebratory reception for faculty members who received promotions and/or tenure in the previous academic year. The 2023 celebration took place on place October 10th.

Contact Us

For questions about these programs, please contact Brooke Hartman in the Office of the Provost.