The Office of Academic Affairs administers and provides
support for the following CU system-wide recognitions.

Chase Faculty Community Service Award

Annual CU System award that is made possible by an endowment from the Chase Corporation through the CU Foundation. The endowment provides $10,000 to a full-time CU faculty member who, in addition to his or her university responsibilities, has, pro bono, provided exceptional educational, humanitarian, civic or other service in the community.

Open CU Champions

Annual CU System award honoring campus faculty for high-impact implementation of OER in their course(s) and for their OER advocacy.

Thomas Jefferson Award

Bi-Annual CU system award that recognizes those who advance the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, which include: broad interests in literature, arts and sciences, and public affairs; a strong concern for the advancement of higher education; a deeply seated sense of individual civic responsibility; and a profound commitment to the welfare and rights of the individual.