The University of Michigan Linguistics department has been awarded the 2011 Departmental Award for Contributions to the Undergraduate Initiative. From the LSA website:
The Dean initiated this award in 1994 to reward units for their contributions to the reinvigoration of undergraduate education in LSA and to complement the Excellence in Education Awards that are made to individuals. Solicitation for nominations begins in January. The only requirement for consideration is that a written report be submitted to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education making the case for the department or program in question. The award decision will be reached in April.
An annual award of $25,000 is made to a department or program that has demonstrated special commitment to undergraduate education.