Academies for Excellence
The Academic Health Center recognizes outstanding faculty in the areas of scientific research and educational scholarship through the Academies for Excellence. This distinction is given to individuals who attain the highest level of recognition by their peers. Its members are elected to lifetime membership in one of two academies: the Academy for Excellence in Health Research or the Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
The nominations process
Each year the AHC seeks to identify the most distinguished scientists and educators within our ranks. Toward this goal, we invite you to nominate faculty colleagues for competitive election to The Academy for Excellence in Health Research or The Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
In addition to lifetime membership in the Academies, recipients receive a recurring annual augmentation of $10,000 for five consecutive years. This money may be used as an augmentation to their salary or to support their teaching or research activities.
The AHC Academy for Excellence in Health Research is intended to serve as the highest recognition of excellence in research by AHC faculty. Those selected have enhanced the research identity of the University of Minnesota through sustained nationally- and internationally-recognized biomedical or health-related research in their field. Initiated in 2003 and continuing annually, the Academy for Excellence has 37 inductees in Health Research.
The AHC Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning recognizes AHC faculty who have demonstrated excellence in the educational mission of the Academic Health Center. Faculty members inducted into the Academy have demonstrated exceptional scholarly contributions to advance learning in their schools and across academic programs in the University of Minnesota. Initiated in 2008, the Academy for Excellence has 18 inductees in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.