The University of Colorado extends the title of “distinguished professor” to recognize the outstanding contributions of CU faculty members to their academic disciplines. Candidates nominated for a distinguished professorship must demonstrate accomplishments in accordance with university-wide criteria. As of summer 2016, 83 University of Colorado professors hold the title of distinguished professor.
- A record of distinguished performance in research or creative work.
- In aggregate, a record of excellence in the promotion of learning and student attainment of knowledge and skills.
- A record of outstanding service to the profession and to CU and/or affiliate institutions.
Criteria and Procedures
Campus Nomination Process
For nomination submission and deadline information, please contact the school/college dean.