Support for the recognition of faculty takes many forms, including both internal honorifics and awards and external recognition at the state and national level.
General ItemAcademies of Faculty Service and Leadership
The Academies recognize exemplary contributions of faculty members (all types: instructional, research, administrative, and professional) in formal service roles or in the area of leadership.
General ItemDistinguished Professorships
The Alumni Distinguished Professorship (ADP), the University Distinguished Professorship (UDP), and the William E. Lavery Professorship are three different ways exceptional faculty members are recognized by the university and the Board of Visitors for their scholarly achievements, contributions, and distinguished careers within each professorship's appointment guidelines.
General ItemEndowed Chairs, Professorships, and Fellowships
Endowed chairs, professorships, and fellowships are established by a donor who provides an endowment to support the salary and/or operating funds of the professor.
General ItemEmeritus or Emerita Status
Conferral of the title of emeritus/a is recommended by the president to the Board of Visitors for approval to recognize certain faculty who have given exemplary service to the university.
General ItemFaculty Awards
Virginia Tech recognizes faculty excellence through a variety of awards.
General ItemSCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awards
The SCHEV Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards are designed to recognize faculty member excellence in teaching, research, and service among Virginia's public and private colleges and universities.
National & International
General ItemExternal Faculty Awards and Fellowships
The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost encourages and supports the nomination of faculty members for national and international awards, fellowships, and other recognition opportunities.