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Achieve: Resources for Mid- and Late-Career Faculty

Reach goals, achieve recognition, apply for tenure and/or promotion, and explore new opportunities.

General information and forms


Honors and Awards

University-Level Honors and Awards

Distinguished Professor Award

Foundation Scholar Awards

Other University-Level Awards

University Foundations Teaching Awards

One faculty member from each of the following course categories will be recognized by University Foundations and the General Education Committee.

Foundations of the Disciplines Categories

  • Foundations of Writing
  • Foundations of Oral Communication
  • Foundations of Mathematics
  • Foundations of Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences
  • Foundations of Humanities
  • Foundations of Arts
  • Foundations of Social Sciences

Other Categories

  • Foundations of Intellectual Life
  • Foundations of Ethics and Diversity
  • Finishing Foundations

Six winners from the Foundations of the Discipline categories will become one of Boise State’s nominees for the Idaho State Board of Education’s new GEM awards, which will celebrate outstanding general education teaching across Idaho’s universities.

President’s Community Service Award

One of the hallmarks of Boise State University is the way in which we care for our students, our colleagues, our communities and our world.

Graduate College Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award

The Boise State Graduate College Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award is designed to recognize and celebrate the considerable efforts of faculty who consistently serve as effective mentors and to encourage and promote a culture of mentorship across the university.

Each year, the Graduate College will provide two graduate mentoring awards and two honorable mentions. Recipients of the graduate mentoring award will each receive an award of $1,000.

Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award

Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

David S. Taylor Service to Students

The David S. Taylor Service to Students award is for a faculty or staff member who demonstrates above and beyond commitment to serving students.

Inclusive Excellence Awards

The Inclusive Excellence Awards are for a student, staff, faculty member, or group who are committed to creating a campus environment that reflects inclusive excellence at Boise State.

Student Organization Advisor of the Year

This award is for an advisor dedicated to changing the lives of students involved in student organizations.


Ten for Teaching Certificate

The Ten for Teaching (T4T) certificate program is designed to provide Boise State faculty with a framework within which to continually develop their knowledge of what kinds of teaching practices best support student learning, while also interacting and sharing ideas with colleagues. Learn more about the Ten for Teaching certificate.

BUILD Certificate

The BUILD (Boise State Uniting for Inclusion and Leadership in Diversity) certificate program, administered by the BUILD Program, supports campus educators to gain knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment on campus, demonstrate your commitment to our continuous efforts towards an inclusive Boise State University, and become a campus leader who is better prepared to promote and support inclusion and diversity efforts. Learn more about the BUILD certificate.

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