Regents' Adjunct Award

This award is to recognize adjunct faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching. The University, at its sole discretion, may confer upon a bargaining unit member the title of University of Alaska Regents’ Adjunct Faculty. Upon conferral of the title, the bargaining unit member will receive a lump-sum of $1,500.

Eligibility: All Adjunct faculty members are eligible as long as they have taught a minimum of one (1) credit in the semester they will receive the award. Adjunct faculty members who have received the award within the previous three (3) years are ineligible. Each of the three main campuses may nominate up to two (2) semi-finalists (which would include the outlying remote campuses in their area). Any nominated candidate who is not selected shall remain nominated for the subsequent semester as long as they are teaching in that subsequent semester. Up to three awards each semester may be awarded.

Nominations: An adjunct faculty member may be nominated by any full or part-time faculty member, another adjunct faculty member, staff member, or member of the student body. Nominations should include a letter of nomination and may include the following:

  • A cover letter from the Department Chair (if the Chair is not nominating)
  • Additional letters of support from faculty members and/or students
  • Supporting materials which may include a personal statement on teaching, sample course syllabi, and possible student evaluation comments.

Nominations are retroactively open for separate awards for each of the following semesters: Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and the current semester, Fall 2018. We encourage you to recognize, support and nominate an outstanding adjunct faculty member who has enhanced student success through the teaching and learning at the University of Alaska.

See the Regents' Award Memo for more information.

For information or assistance contact Jennifer Hoppough at 474-7096, 311 Signers' Hall, or by email to