Kent State to Host Faculty Appreciation Week

Multiple Locations

By Abigail Winternitz

In special recognition of all that the faculty does to inspire and drive student success, the Office of the Provost and university partners are hosting a week of faculty-appreciation events on campus Monday, April 17, to Friday, April 21.

The purpose of the week is to celebrate the essential contributions of faculty members and recognize their powerful impact on student success. 

“Faculty form the heart of all great universities,” says Todd Diacon, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “Faculty Appreciation Week allows us to provide but a token of our thanks for all that our professors do in the creation and dissemination of knowledge.”

The Faculty Appreciation Week schedule of events:

Monday, April 17

Continental breakfast

Time and event locations to be announced by college and campus deans

Hosted by the Office of the Provost 


Tuesday, April 18

Faculty author and outstanding researcher recognition

5-6:30 p.m.

Remarks at 5:30 p.m.

Quiet Study Area, University Library

Open to all faculty


Wednesday, April 19

Student accessibility recognition reception

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony, Third Floor. Reception hosted by Student Accessibility Services

Invitation only


Thursday, April 20

Faculty Club

5-7 p.m.

Remarks and Grand Prize Drawing at 5:30 p.m.

Schwebel Room, Third Floor, Kent Student Center; Recognizing New and Retiring Faculty

Open to all faculty


Friday, April 21

Distinguished Teaching Award - 50th Anniversary Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Kent State Hotel and Conference Center.

Open to all faculty – registration is required.


Learn more about the events and confirm attendance