In February 2012, The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the establishment of the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities to recognize student achievement in these areas. To acknowledge student achievement in the arts and humanities, The University of Texas System Board of Regents will commend outstanding students and student groups excelling in one of three areas: the musical arts, the visual arts, and creative writing.
The specific area for recognition will vary each year. The awards program is designed to provide a framework that fosters excellence in student performance, rewards outstanding students, stimulates the arts and humanities, and promotes continuous quality in education.
In 2016, The UT System Board of Regents will recognize student excellence in the visual arts in two categories: Two Dimensional Artwork and Three Dimensional Artwork. One winner will be named in each category. A $1,500 monetary award will be made in the winners’ names to the department of their choice.
If interested in applying for the 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities, please contact your institution’s provost office for an application and instructions.
|Fall 2015||Call for Nominations sent to the institutions|
|February 15, 2016||Nominations, including video recording of performance, are due to the Office of Academic Affairs. Review of nominations by an independent panel will begin.|
|April 1, 2016||Award recipients are announced|
|May 2016||Award recipients are invited to attend the Board of Regents meeting|
Each campus president will recommend up to six students (three 2-D artists and three 3-D artists) for award consideration. The president will determine the internal process required, including whether the nomination process begins at the department level, the college level, or an alternative access point.
The awards are open to full-time undergraduate students studying at a UT institution.
The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) will administer the program on behalf of the UT System Board of Regents. The awards will be determined by a selection committee appointed by the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. OAA staff will review all recommendations and will forward those candidates meeting the specified criteria to the selection committee for consideration. The selection committee will be comprised of experts in the visual arts, recruited from outside the UT System.
In 2012, The UT System Board of Regents awarded its first Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in the Musical Arts.
In 2013, The UT System Board of Regents awarded the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in the Visual Arts.
In 2014, The UT System Board of Regents awarded the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Creative Writing.
In 2015, The UT System Board of Regents awarded the Regents' Outstanding Student Awards in Musical Arts.
Wanda Mercer, Ph.D. is coordinating this program on behalf of UT System.