Call for nominations: 2017-2018 Academic Staff Excellence and UW System Awards

The following message was sent to UW-Madison deans, directors, department chairs and members of the faculty and academic staff from Chancellor Rebecca Blank on Nov. 7. 

I am pleased to announce the 27th year of the UW-Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards (deadline January 12th). This year we will honor nine extraordinary people for achievement in seven categories. Recipients of the UW-Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards will be named and honored at an awards ceremony in April, as well as at the April meeting of the Academic Staff Assembly.

We are most grateful to the Wisconsin Alumni Association, and to emeritus academic staff members Martha Casey, Ann Wallace and Carroll (and the late Robert) Heideman for their continued sponsorship of these awards. I would also like to thank the Academic Staff Assembly’s Professional Development and Recognition Committee for coordinating the awards process.

In addition to the UW-Madison awards, the UW System Awards (deadline January 12th) will honor academic staff in two categories. Recipients of the Regents Awards will be invited to an awards ceremony with the Board of Regents in late spring.

I strongly urge you to participate in these fine programs by forwarding nominations for those academic staff who exemplify the sustained excellence, outstanding achievement, and creative initiative that characterizes this world-renowned university.

Award information and nomination guidelines for all awards can be found at: Resubmissions are accepted and encouraged to include updated materials. Nomination materials for all awards (including UW-System awards) should be submitted electronically using the submission system at

The deadlines listed below are firm. Follow the submission instructions for each separate award carefully. If you have questions regarding the awards, please contact Jake Smith at 263-2985, or email


Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2018

  • Chancellor’s Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Research (two awards)
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service to the University
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association Awards for Excellence in Leadership (two awards)
  • Robert and Carroll Heideman Award for Excellence in Public Service and Outreach
  • Martha Casey Award for Dedicated Service to the University
  • Ann Wallace Career Achievement Award

Friday, January 12, 2018

  • Academic Staff Regents Award for Program Excellence
  • Academic Staff Regents Award for Individual Excellence