Loyola University Chicago

College of Arts & Sciences

The Sujack Awards

2016 Master Teacher and Researchers Sujack Award recipients

2016-2017 Call for Sujack Award Nominations 

Nominate a Teacher for the Edwin T. and Vivijeanne F. Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences

Every year two faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences are honored for their outstanding teaching of undergraduate students. Recipients of this award are recognized at a reception in their honor in the Spring. All full-time faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences (except for past Sujack Award recipients listed below) are eligible for nomination by undergraduate students.

To submit a nomination by letter or e-mail, send a statement (at least one paragraph in length) explaining why you are nominating a particular faculty member. Examples of reasons are: a distinctive style or quality of teaching, availability for advising/meeting with students, use of innovative techniques, ability to inspire enthusiasm for a subject, and distinctive content of courses.  

NOTE: Nominations from students must include nominator’s name, e-mail address, and phone number.

**Send nominations to Kathleen Andrade, CAS Dean's Office, Sullivan 235, LSC or e-mail kandrad@luc.edu. (Do not click on "reply to sender" to send a nomination.) Nominations are being accepted now and will continue to be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

After receiving nominations, the Selection Committee will solicit additional information from the nominees and other sources. Awards will be presented at a reception hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences. The awards are made possible through the generosity of Edwin T. and Vivijeanne F. Sujack.

View the 2016 recipients here

The Edwin T. and Vivijeanne F. Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence

The Sujack Teaching Awards were established in 1994 by Edwin T. and Vivijeanne F. Sujack in order to take special notice each year of two outstanding teachers in the College of Arts and Sciences.  These awards recognize superb teaching of undergraduate students. Since 1994, thirty-eight members from fifteen academic disciplines have received a Sujack Awards.  In addition, each faculty member’s home department receives a cash award to be used in support of activities that will enhance teaching at the department level.

Recipients of the Award have in common a dynamic presence in the classroom, a willingness to try new ways of teaching, and a devotion to students that goes beyond the ordinary classroom experience.  These faculty members embody the Jesuit ideal of higher education in their dedication to high standards, to critical thinking and to the principle that knowledge must be put to the benefit of humanity.

The Sujack Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence

In 2012 the Sujack Family established the Sujack Family Faculty Research Excellence Awards in order to recognize College faculty for their individual research and scholarship outside of the classroom.  In order to assist faculty in conducting their research, support from these awards will provide for such costs as data acquisition, summer stipends and related travel expenses. This award helps faculty conduct the research which will enhance not only their scholarship, but also the Jesuit ideal of higher education and the greater Loyola University Chicago community.

 Faculty winners, Master Teachers, and Master Researchers receive both a plaque or certificate and a monetary award at a ceremony in April of each year.  In addition, each faculty member’s home department receives a cash award to be used in support of activities that will enhance either teaching or research at the department level.