Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award
Each year, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (Three Campuses One University), recognizes the contributions of its faculty and instructional academic staff members with the Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award.
The purpose of the Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award is to emphasize the University’s commitment to teaching excellence and to stress the importance of teaching to the University.
Edward M. Penson Faculty Award
A perpetual endowment fund was created by the friends of Dr. Edward M. Penson to recognize and celebrate his accomplishments as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh from 1978-1989. The Edward M. Penson Faculty Award recognizes faculty members who have made significant contributions to their colleges and the University. Award winners are selected by a committee of the Provost and Vice Chancellor and the college deans.
The Chancellor, in consultation with the donors and the UW Oshkosh Foundation Board, shall be responsible for the administration of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh program of Endowed Professorships. The Provost and Vice Chancellor, in consultation with the Deans, will be responsible for formulating recommendations for the policies and procedures of the program. Faculty members and governance groups shall be asked to provide advice and comments on all aspects of the program.
Honorary Doctorate Degree
Faculty, staff, students and private citizens are welcome to nominate candidates for a University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Honorary Doctorate Degree.
Honorary Doctorate Degrees are given to individuals of exceptional accomplishment and distinction who have made significant contributions to the university, region, state or nation. The UW Oshkosh Honorary Doctorate Degree Committee recommends candidates to the Chancellor who, with the University of Wisconsin System President, recommends nominees to the Board of Regents.
John McNaughton Rosebush Professorship Award
The John McNaughton Rosebush University Professorships were named for John McNaughton Rosebush who directed University development and the UW Oshkosh Foundation in the 1970s. The award was established in 1979 by Chancellor Edward Penson with corporate and individual contributions.
One of the University’s most coveted awards, the professorships are granted for excellence in teaching, professional achievement and public service. Candidates are considered in a rigorous selection process by a panel representing all university governance groups.