Every spring, UT celebrates academic and professional honors. The awards highlight individuals embodying the Volunteer spirit through extraordinary research and creative activity, impactful contributions to campus life, and leadership and service to the university and beyond.
Prior to 2021, all awards were presented at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet. In 2021, the Academic Honors Banquet was created and awards were divided between the two events. The Academic Honors Banquet is hosted by Office of the Provost.
Below are the awards presented at the Academic Honors Banquet. For more information about each award, including nomination deadlines, click on the name of each award.
- Alexander Prize
- Excellence in Academic Outreach Award
- Excellence in Advising
- Excellence in Teaching
- Jefferson Prize
- L. R. Hesler Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service
- Professional Promise in Research and Creative Achievement
- Research and Creative Achievement
- Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year