Awards are viewed as an important mechanism for recognizing what is valued in academia.  However, there have been concerns about the gender distribution of awards therefore we are providing a number of resources that assist in the nomination and development of award applications.  We also hope to provide you with a database with on and off campus awards and award types.  We intend this page to continually grow and encourage you to check back regularly as it gets developed.

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Best Teacher Awards

Who can nominate: Nominated by students and alumni and selected by a committee comprised of faculty, students and members of the alumni Association Board of Directors.

Award Description: The Colorado State University Alumni Association recognizes outstanding Colorado State University educators each year with the Best Teacher Awards.

Timeline: Nominations now being excepted for 2016 awards.

Eligibility: Past Best Teacher Award recipients are not eligible.

  • Nominated teachers/professors must be current CSU faculty/staff members.
  • Selections are based on complete nomination forms that demonstrate the specific examples of how the teacher/professor influences students inside the classroom and beyond, and how the teacher/professor demonstrates a commitment to CSU.

Additional Information: Recipients of the awards will be announced by late March, 2016 and will be recognized at a College Awards Ceremony in April.

Charles A. Lory Public Service Award

Award Description: This award is named for Dr. Charles A. Lory, 5th president of Colorado State University, whose leadership helped the university attain a vital balance of teaching, research and service.  It is given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional and sustained leadership in his/her community, professional field, or personal commitments, and has given a significant contribution of time and talent to the University.  The recipient need not be a Colorado State University alumnus/a.

Timeline: Early April

Eligibility:

  • Demonstrated exceptional and sustained leadership in his/her professional field and/or personal commitments.
  • Demonstrated extraordinary and exemplary public and/or community service.
  • Made a significant contribution of time and talent to the university.

Distinguished Alumni Employee Award

Award Description: The purpose of this award is to recognize a Colorado State University alumnus/alumna for his/her achievements to Colorado State University that have enhanced the University’s mission, reputation, or campus morale, and who represents the University with professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication.  The recipient must be a current CSU employee and a Colorado State University graduate.

Timeline: Early April

Eligibility: Must be a graduate of Colorado State University (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate).

  • Be currently employed by CSU.
  • Have a minimum length of service of 10 years (must be professional employment, not student employment).
  • Have demonstrated achievements through work at CSU that have significantly enhanced the University’s mission, reputation, and/or morale on campus.
  • Represent the University with professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication.

Distinguished Faculty Award

Award Description: The purpose of this award is to recognize a current or emeriti Colorado State University faculty member for his/her individual contributions to the goals of excellence at Colorado State and who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and/or service to his/her discipline, the university, work with students, and/or involvement in the university community.  The recipient need not be a Colorado State University graduate.

Timeline: Early April

Eligibility:

  • Evidence of individual contributions and/or achievements that enforce CSU’s commitment to excellence.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and/or service to his/her discipline at CSU.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the university and working with students.
  • Demonstrated involvement within the university community.

Additional Information: Recipients of the award will be announced by late March, 2016 and will be recognized at a College Awards Ceremony in April.

Jim and Nadine Henry Award

Award Description: This award is given in honor of Jim (’40) and Nadine (Hartshorn) (’41) Henry of Longmont, Colorado, who exemplify extraordinary service to Colorado State University and its academic, athletic, and alumni programs.  This award is presented annually to a person who represents the highest goals of the Alumni Association and Colorado State University alumnus/a.

Timeline: Early April

Eligibility:

  • Adequately embody and demonstrate the four core values of the CSU Alumni Association: Pride, Tradition, Relationships and Diversity.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to, and involvement in, the life of the university.
  • Have given a significant support to the CSU Alumni Association and the university.
  • Demonstrate a record of service to the university, the CSU Alumni Association and Athletics.

William E. Morgan Alumni Achievement Award

Award Description: This award is named for Colorado State University’s 8th President, Dr. William E. Morgan, whose participation in and commitment to the life of Colorado State University for over 30 years has significantly contributed to Colorado state’s position as a premier institute of higher education.  This award is the highest honor given by the Association and is reserved for alumni who have excelled at the national or international level.  The purpose of this award is to recognize a graduate of Colorado State University who has attained extraordinary distinction and success in his/her field of endeavor, whose achievements have brought credit to Colorado State University and benefit to his/her fellow citizens.

Timeline: Early April

Eligibility:

  • Degree from Colorado State University.
  • Proven record of extraordinary distinction and accomplishment in his/her field.
  • Demonstrated achievements that have brought credit to CSU.
  • Demonstrated leadership and service to his/her community and society at large.
  • Received national or international recognition.
  • Made a significant contribution of time and talent to the University.
  • Demonstrated value for the university’s commitment to research, education, extension and service.

Board of Governors Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

Award Description: The Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is presented annually to a faculty member who stimulates the curiosity of students by motivating and challenging them.  The award is sponsored by the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System.

Timeline: January 13, 2017

Description and Nomination Information

Nomination Form

Eligibility:

  • All Full-Time Faculty members of Colorado State University are eligible for nomination.
  • Successful nominees will have considerable experience and engagement with undergraduate teaching.

Additional Information: A cash award and plaque are presented to the recipient at a meeting of the Board of Governors.  The recipient is also recognized at the Celebrate Colorado State! reception and a statement regarding the award and individual receiving it will be included in the University Commencement Program.

Margaret B. Hazeleus Award

Award Description: Margaret Bennington Hazaleus, a women of force, compassion, and wit, became a respected mentor for a large number of women at Colorado State University over several decades.  After earning a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and a master’s degree in sociology from CSU, she served as the Assistant Dean to the College of Home Economics for a number of years.  Margaret was on of the members of the Faculty Women’s Caucus ad hoc committee that came together to design a course of study that would become the Women’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

Three winners are usually selected, dependent upon the number of nominations received – traditionally a state classified employee, a faculty member, and an administrative professional employee.

Timeline: February 15, 2017

Eligibility: The Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research seeks to recognize people at CSU who:

  • Serve as a role model for women on campus.
  • Make outstanding achievements that enhance the campus environment for women.
  • Have a sustained record of support to women.
  • Actively work on behalf of women, including evidence of significant mentoring.

Cash Award:  $1,000 awarded to each award recipient, funded by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity.

Additional Information: Nomination packet can be found here.

Karen J. Wedge Award

Award Description: Karen Wedge served as the Director of Women’s Programs and Studies at Colorado State University for 30 years.  During her tenure she worked with and mentored hundreds of students around gender and multicultural issues.  She was a key player in the formation of the Victim Assistance Team for victims of interpersonal violence, as well as the Women’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

Timeline: March 15, 2017

Eligibility: The Center for Women’s Studies & Gender Research Board seeks to recognize an Outstanding Women’s Studies Alumna/Alumnus who:

  • Serves as a role model by demonstrating commitment to social justice
  • Combines academic and activist feminism as a vehicle of social change

Additional Information: Nomination packet can be found here.

Boyer Lecture

Award Description: The Boyer Lecture is a scholarly presentation delivered by a Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research faculty during the fall Boyer Lecture and Scholarly Awards events.

Timeline: 

Eligibility: The nomination packet must include the following:

  • Letter of nomination (maximum two pages, single-spaced)
  • An abstract describing the research or project nominee proposed to present (maximum tw0-pages, single-spaced) in a 30-45 minute scholarly presentation
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae

Additional Information: Nomination packet can be found here.

Shepardson Awards: Academic Advising Award

Who can nominate:

  • Letter of support from the Department Head or supervisor
  • Two letters of support from students advised
  • A self-evaluation by the nominee

Award Description:  The College of Agricultural Sciences Advising Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates excellence in academic advising.  The award will be presented to a faculty member or Administrative Professional who has advised, provided aid, and encouraged students in their agriculture-related education.

Timeline:  Early March

Eligibility:

  • Nominees that aid undergraduate and graduate students in their academic and career goals through promotion and support of programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences are eligible.
  • Nominees must be a faculty member or Administrative Professional with 3 or more academic years advising experience.

Additional Information: The College of Agricultural Sciences Advising Award will be presented at the College of Agricultural Sciences recognition reception held in the spring semester.  The recipient will receive a monetary award and a plaque.

Cash Award: Yes

Shepardson Awards: Faculty Teaching Award

Award Description: The Charles N. Shepardson Faculty Teaching Award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated teaching excellence in the classroom and thereby, has contributed to the advancement of agriculture-related courses.  The faculty member’s excellence in classroom teaching should be substantiated by reviewing formal instructor evaluations and course evaluations, and letters of recommendation from students and faculty.  This award recognizes and encourages faculty to improve teaching in the College.

Timeline: Early March

Eligibility:

  • All Colorado State University faculty teaching agriculture-related courses in Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology,and Weed Science, Vocational Agriculture, or related disciplines are eligible for nomination.
  • Nominees must be members of the academic faculty with college teaching experience limited to a maximum of 7 years for consideration of the award.

Shepardson Award: Meritorious Teaching

Who can nominate:  any student group or faculty group may nominate an individual for this award.

Award Description: The National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)/Charles N. Shepardson Meritorious Teaching Award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated continued excellence in teaching agriculture-related courses or curricula.  This award recognizes the meritorious efforts of a faculty member who has used an innovative approach and demonstrated excellence in teaching agriculture related resident instruction programs in the undergraduate or graduate level.

Timeline: Early March

Eligibility:

  • All Colorado State University Faculty teaching agriculture-related courses in Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology and Weed Science, Vocational Agriculture, or related disciplines are eligible for nomination.
  • Nominees must be members of the academic faculty as described in Section E.1 of the Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional Staff Manual.
  • Nominees must be members of the academic faculty with college teaching experience of greater than 7 years for consideration of the award.

Shepardson Award: Research Award

Award Description: The College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Research Award recognizes a College of Agricultural Sciences faculty member with less than 15 years experience beyond the Ph.D. who has conducted research that is recognized nationally and/or internationally and has contributed scholarly work to their profession and discipline.

Timeline: Early March

Eligibility: All College of Agricultural Sciences faculty with less than 15 years experience beyond the Ph.D. are eligible for nomination.

Additional Information:  The College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Research Award will be presented at the College of Agricultural Sciences recognition reception held in the spring semester.  The recipient will receive a monetary award and a plaque.

Cash Award: Yes

Shepardson Award: Service Award

Award Description: The College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Service award recognizes an employee that has shown evidence of involvement, leadership, and impact in service to the College, University, and/or off campus community.  Examples include service to students, employees, off campus community and service organizations.

Timeline: Early March

Eligibility:

  • All College of Agricultural Sciences faculty, Administrative Professional and state Classified employees are eligible for nomination.

Additional Information:  The College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Service Award will be presented at the College of Agricultural Sciences recognition reception held in the spring semester.  The recipient will receive a monetary award and a plaque.

Cash Award:  Yes

Shepardson Award: Team Research Award

Award Description: The College of Agricultural Sciences Team Research Award is presented to a team composed of two or more investigators, one of whom must be employed by Colorado State University as a faculty member.

Timeline: Early March

Eligibility:

  • All College of Agricultural Sciences faculty and Administrative Professionals involved in team research are eligible for nomination.
  • Demonstrates a record of collaborative, interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities that has contributed to the advancement of science.
  • Achieved a positive impact on end users.
  • Is recognized nationally and/or internationally.

Additional Information: The College of Agricultural Sciences Team Research Award will be presented at the College of Agriculture Sciences recognition reception held in the spring semester.  The recipient team will receive a plaque.

Construction Management Faculty of the Year

Award Description: This award is annually presented to one faculty member by the students of the CM program.

Eligibility: Faculty in Construction Management

Outstanding Advisor

Award Description: Every year, we receive nomination packets highlighting the many outstanding contributions of faculty, staff, students, and programs across our college.  While we can only select one winner for each award, all of the nominees should be commended for their exceptional performance and for bringing excellence and distinction to our college and to CSU.

Timeline:  Late October

Eligibility: The Outstanding Advisor Award recognizes a faculty member or administrative professional staff member, who excels in undergraduate or graduate student advising and mentoring.

Additional Information: Contact the College of Health and Human Sciences for more information.

Outstanding Engagement Award

Award Description: Every year, we receive nomination packets highlighting the many outstanding contributions of faculty, staff, students, and programs across our college.  Wile we can only select one winner for each award, all of the nominees should be commended for their exceptional performance and for bringing excellence and distinction to our college and to CSU.

Timeline: Late October

Eligibility: The Outstanding Engagement Award is given to a faculty member, administrative professional, or a program team with five or more years of experience in the College who exemplifies the land-grant mission of developing and promoting partnerships and collaborations between campus and external partners for the benefit of the community.

Additional Information: Contact the College of Health and Human Sciences for more information.

Superior Faculty Service

Award Description: Every year, we receive nomination packets highlighting the many outstanding contributions of faculty, staff, students, and programs across our campus.  While we can only select one winner for each award, all of the nominees should be commended for their exceptional performance and for bringing excellence and distinction to our college and to CSU.

Timeline: Late October

Eligibility: The Superior Faculty Service Award, is given to a faculty member who has made significant service contributions to the College, University, profession, or other off-campus organizations.

Additional Information: Contact the College of Health and Human Sciences for more information.

Outstanding Teacher

Award Description: Every year, we receive nomination packets highlighting the many outstanding contributions of faculty, staff, students, and programs across our college.  While we can only select one winner for each award, all of the nominees should be commended for their exceptional performance and for bringing excellence and distinction to our college and to CSU.

Timeline: Late October

Eligibility:  The Outstanding Teacher Award honors an excellent teacher who exhibits superior and sustained performance in teaching that impacts student learning.

Additional Information: Contact the College of Health and Human Sciences for more information.

Tenure Track Faculty Scholarly Excellence

Award Description: Every year, we receive nomination packets highlighting the many outstanding contributions of faculty, staff, students, and programs across our college.  While we can only select one winner for each award, all of the nominees should be commended for their exceptional performance and for bringing excellence and distinction to our college and to CSU.

Timeline: Late October

Eligibility: The Tenure-Track Faculty Scholarly Excellence Award recognizes a faculty member, who is not yet tenured for outstanding contributions in original and theoretical research, creative works, or other forms of scholarly endeavor.

Additional Information: Contact the College of Health and Human Sciences for more information.

Tenure Track Faculty Teaching Excellence

Award Description: Every year, we receive nomination packets highlighting the many outstanding contributions of faculty, staff, students, and programs across our college.  While we can only select one winner for each award, all of the nominees should be commended for their exceptional performance and for bringing excellence and distinction to our college and to CSU.

Timeline:  Late October

Eligibility: The Tenure-Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award recognizes a faculty member, who is not yet tenured, for outstanding contributions in teaching such as creative instructional approaches, innovative use of technology in the classroom, or creation of service learning opportunities as well as positive student feedback.

Additional Information: Contact the College of Health and Human Sciences for more information.

Carl A. Bimson Humanities Seminars

Timeline: Nominations due October 14, 2016, Applications due October 28, 2016

Eligibility: Application packets should include the following:

  • Objectives
  • Key action steps
  • Learning Objectives
  • Discussion facilitators
  • Calendar
  • Recruiting plan
  • Budget

Excellence in Teaching

Timeline: Nominations due October 14, 2016, Applications due November 11, 2016

Eligibility: Application packets should include the following:

  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • CV
  • Supporting Documents
  • Teaching evaluations

Distinction in Advancement Award

Timeline: November 4, 2016

Eligibility: Application packets should include the following:

  • Letter of nomination
  • Brief narrative
  • References
  • CV

Distinction in Curricular Innovation Award

Timeline: November 4, 2016

Eligibility: Application packets should include the following:

  • Letter of nomination
  • Brief narrative
  • CV

Distinction in Outreach Award

Timeline: November 4, 2016

Eligibility: Application packets should include the following:

  • Letter of nomination
  • Brief narrative
  • References
  • CV

Outstanding Service Award

Timeline: November 4, 2016

Eligibility: Application packets should include the following:

  • Letter of nomination
  • Brief narrative
  • CV

Stern Award

Timeline: November 18, 2016

Eligibility: Application packets should include the following:

  • Letter of nomination
  • CV

Ann Gill Teaching in Excellence Award

Timeline: Nominations due March 6, 2017, Applications due April 21, 2017

Eligibility: Application packets should include the following:

  • CV
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Student/alumni comments

Faculty Development Fund Award

Timeline: November 1, 2016

Eligibility: Application packets should include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Record of previous awards
  • Brief narrative
  • CV
  • Signature from department chair

Professional Development Program Award

Timeline: Rolling Due Dates

Eligibility: Application packets should include the following:

  • Application form
  • Budget worksheet
  • Budget summary
  • Documents

*Due date depends upon travel dates.  Please see PDF guidelines for more information.

Teaching and Mentoring Awards: Early Career

Who Can Nominate: Departments, individual faculty, or established student organizations

Award Description: The purpose of these awards is to offer public recognition to superior teachers and mentors in our college and to focus attention on our commitment to excellence in education.  The award categories recognize various types of contributions or faculty, postdocs and graduate students make to the teaching mission of the College and University.

Timeline: Late Feburary

Eligibility:

  • Hold a regular or special faculty appointment in the College of Natural Sciences.
  • Have completed at least 3 full years at CSU as of January 1, 2016.
  • Have not received the award within the preceding five years.

Additional Information: Recipients of the award will be announced by late March and will be recognized at a College Awards Ceremony in April.

Teaching and Mentoring Awards: Excellence in Graduate Education and Mentoring

Who Can Nominate: Departments, individual faculty, or established student organizations

Award Description: The purpose of these awards is to offer public recognition to superior teachers and mentors in our college and to focus attention on our commitment to excellence in education.  The award categories recognize various types of contributions our family, postdocs and graduate students make to the teaching mission of the College and University.

Timeline: Late February

Eligibility:

  • Holds a regular or special faculty appointment in the College of Natural Sciences.
  • Have completed at least 3 full years at CSU as of January 1, 2016.
  • Have not received the award within the preceding five years.

Additional Information: Recipients of the awards will be announced by late March and will be recognized at a College Awards Ceremony in April.

Teaching and Mentoring Awards: Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring

Who Can Nominate: Departments, individual faculty, or established student organizations

Award Description: The purpose of these awards is to offer public recognition to superior teachers and mentors in our college and to focus attention on our commitment to excellence in education.  The award categories recognize various types of contributions our family, postdocs and graduate students make to the teaching mission of the College and University.

Timeline: Late February

Eligibility:

  • Holds a regular or special faculty appointment in the College of Natural Sciences.
  • Have completed at least 3 full years at CSU as of January 1, 2016.
  • Have not received the award within the preceding five years.

Additional Information: Recipients of the awards will be announced by late March and will be recognized at a College Awards Ceremony in April.

Teaching and Mentoring Awards: Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Who Can Nominate: Departments, individual faculty, or established student organizations

Award Description: The purpose of these awards is to offer public recognition to superior teachers and mentors in our college and to focus attention on our commitment to excellence in education.  The award categories recognize various types of contributions our family, postdocs and graduate students make to the teaching mission of the College and University.

Timeline: Late February

Eligibility:

  • Holds a regular or special faculty appointment in the College of Natural Sciences.
  • Have completed at least 3 full years at CSU as of January 1, 2016.
  • Have not received the award within the preceding five years.

Additional Information: Recipients of the awards will be announced by late March and will be recognized at a College Awards Ceremony in April.

Teaching and Mentoring Awards: Faculty Excellence in Graduate Education and Mentoring

Award Description: The purpose of these awards is to offer public recognition to superior teachers and mentors in our college and to focus attention on our commitment to excellence in education.  The award categories recognize various types of contributions our family, postdocs and graduate students make to the teaching mission of the College and University.

Timeline: Late February

Eligibility: To be eligible for these awards, a faculty member must:

  • Holds a regular or special faculty appointment in the College of Natural Sciences.
  • Have completed at least 3 full years at CSU as of January 1, 2016.
  • Have not received the award within the preceding five years.
  • Activity consistent and substantial record of involvement in activities related to the award category.
  • Impact influence on students (in the academic or professional activities of graduate or undergraduate students), including those not directly mentored or supervised (for example, contributions to graduate advisory committees, curriculum development, improved teaching methods, department or university undergraduate research programs, etc.).
  • Quality evidence of the high quality of teaching and/or mentoring.  For example, teaching evaluations, publications/presentations with students, etc.

Additional Information: Recipients of the awards will be announced by late March and will be recognized at a College Awards Ceremony in April.

Professor Laureates

Award Description: Professor Laureate is the highest academic title awarded by the College of Natural Sciences and is intended to honor faculty who have made outstanding contributions to its mission with work in the area of research, teaching, mentoring and outreach.  The title also recognizes the nominee’s career accomplishments and provides them an honorarium and two years of resources for student projects directed by them.  During the academic year, each laureate must also deliver a college-wide address on an academic subject of his or her choice.

Awardees display to the rest of the colelge and university the role model of an excellent senior faculty member and establish a group that the dean’s office may go to for advice and counsel on ad-hoc issues.  The title of professor laureate remains for three years, is not renewable, and the award is relinquished upon passing to retirement or transitional retirement.

Timeline: Late March

Eligibility:

  • Full-time tenured, full professor
  • May not have/have held a university professorship during the past three years.

Cash Award:  $1,000 honorarium, $2,000 over 3 years for student research support

Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award

Award Description: The El Centro Awards Ceremony aims to recognize outstanding Latino/a students, student staff, organizations, community members, and faculty/staff members for their academic achievements, community service leadership, marketing, programming, and contributions throughout the year.  Please nominate an individual or an organization, and explain in great detail why the nominees are suitable for specific awards.

Timeline: Early April

Eligibility:

  • Individuals and organizations CANNOT nominate themselves.
  • Nominations will not be considered without detailed information about the nominees.
  • Please keep each year’s theme in mind when nominating.

Multicultural Staff & Faculty Network Distinguished Service Awards

Who Can Nominate: Nominations by faculty, staff, students, or administrators

Award Description: As part of Colorado State University’s strong commitment to diversity, the Multicultural Staff & Faculty Network Distinguished Service Awards were created to honor academic faculty, administrative professional, and state classified employees who have made outstanding contributions within the University as well as surrounding communities.

Timeline: February 14

Eligibility: Award recipients must have enhanced the awareness and status of individuals and groups who are ethnically diverse; fostered acceptance and understanding between the majority population and persons of color; or strengthened multicultural and inclusion efforts for underrepresented people.

  • Nominees must have worked at cSU for at least two semesters, or the equivalent, as of the current academic year.
  • Previous award winners are not eligible for nomination (see MSFN Award Recipient List)

Nominations are sought in three categories with awards up to $1,000

  • Full-time, part-time, tenure track or adjunct faculty members
  • Full-time or part-time Administrative Professional
  • Full-time or part-time State Classified staff

Jack E. Cermak Advising Award

Award Description: Recognizes excellence in academic advising.  Jack E. Cermak was a Professor in Civil Engineering who endowed this award because of his strong belief in the value of academic advising.

Timeline: February 1, 2017

Eligibility:

  • Has served as active academic advisor of undergraduate and/or graduate students at Colorado State University for a minimum of three years.
  • Cannot have received the award in the past seven years.

Additional Information: Selection will be announced at the Celebrate Colorado state Reception in April.

Monfort Professors

Award Description: The Monfort family Foundation established the Monfort Professors Program to help CSU recruit and retain talented faculty members.  Each year, two faculty members are selected as Monfort Professors by a committee appointed by the Provost.  They retain this designation for two years, and receive $75,000 per year to further their teaching and research.

Timeline: January 13, 2017

Cash Award: $75,000 per year to further recipient’s teaching and research.

Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award

Award Description: Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Awards recognize meritorious and outstanding achievement over a five-year period by full-time members of the academic faculty and administrative professional staff.  The award program was established as a tribute to Professor Pennock, who served as a distinguished professor of Civil Engineering in the 1920’s.

Timeline: February 1, 2017

Eligibility: These awards recognize five or more years of continuing meritorious outstanding achievement by regular, full-tim faculty members or administrative professionals.

Provost’s N. Preston Davis Award for Instructional Innovation

Award Description: This award recognizes technology-related instructional innovation or the significant encouragement of such innovation.  It is named for N. Preston Davis, who retired in 1992 after serving the Colorado State University community for more than four decades.  His contributions focused on the creative use of technology to advance the teaching and learning goals of the institution.

The award is presented to up to two faculty members annually.  A third award may be granted to a unit within the University for a submission that the committee deems exemplary.

Timeline: February 1, 2017

Eligibility: Awards are offered in two categories:

  • Successful application of technology to enhance learning and teaching.
  • Successful application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to make course materials and the learning environment accessible for all students.

Work submitted for consideration in either category may be at any instructional level, including credit/non-credit and resident/off-campus instruction.

Additional Information: The individual award consists of a plaque and a cash award; the unit award consists of a plaque for the unit.  It will be presented during the Celebrate Colorado State activities.

Cash Award: Yes

University Distinguished Teaching Scholars (UDTS)

Award Description: Those faculty embers appointed as University Teaching Scholars have records of performance ranking them among the most outstanding teachers and educators in their disciplines, as reflected by their accomplishments as both scholar and teacher, lending talents and expertise to teaching-related projects and scholarship at Colorado State.  Distinguished teaching scholars have received national and international acclaim in recognition of outstanding achievement.  Because University Distinguished Teaching Scholars are a select group, nominations not sought every year.

Timeline: January 13, 2017

Eligibility: Nominees must be tenured and must not be in a transitional appointment at the time of their nomination or in what would be the first year of their appointment as University Distinguished Teaching Scholar.

Student Organization & Advisors Recognition – Advisor Gratitude Award

Who Can Nominate:  Students, faculty and staff or self-nominations.  Please see specific award categories for further information.

Award Description: The Student Organization and Advisor Recognition (SOAR) Awards honors and recognizes all Registered Student Organizations, officers, members, and advisors at CSU.  During this spirited event we present awards and recognition for outstanding achievement in the following 5 areas: organizational performance, marketing, programming, leadership and service, and advising.

Timeline: Early March

Eligibility:

  • Only organizations, advisors and individuals that are members of Registered Student Organizations as recognized by the SLiCE office are eligible to receive awards.
  • Students must be an enrolled student at Colorado State University.
  • Advisors must be a Colorado State University faculty/staff member.

Instructional Innovation in Service-Learning Award

Award Description: Presented to an instructor who clearly enriches course content and addresses community concerns through skillful application of service-learning pedagogy to an academic course.

Timeline: March

Eligibility: Instructor of Service Learning Courses at CSU

Additional Information:  Recipients will be recognized at Celebrate!

Honors Outstanding Academic Advisor of the Year

Award Description: HSA is responsible for soliciting and reviewing applications for the Outstanding Academic Advisor of the Year

Timeline: Mid Spring

Eligibility: Faculty or staff who serve as academic advisors for students in the University Honors Program.

Additional Information: The award winner is announced each spring at the Honors Graduate Recognition Ceremony.

Honors Prof of the Year Award

Award Description: The Honors Student Association sponsors the Honors Prof of the Year Award, which is the only student nominated award at CSU that includes a monetary gift.

Timeline: Mid Spring

Eligibility: Faculty teaching in the University Honors Program

Link:

Additional Information: The award winner is announced each spring at the Honors Graduate Recognition Ceremony.

Programs of Research & Scholarly Excellence (PRSE)

Award Description: The Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence at Colorado State University were initiated in 1991.  Programs are awarded this designation because they have achieved great distinction and set a standard for excellence that may serve as a model for programs throughout the institution.  Programs are selected after an extensive nomination and review process that takes place every four years.

Timeline: Contact the Office of Vice President for Research

Eligibility:

  • Programs are awarded this designation because they have achieved great distinction and set a standard for excellence that may serve as a model for programs throughout the institution.
  • Programs are selected after an extensive nomination and review process that takes place every four years.

Scholarship Impact Award (SIA)

Award Description: In order to recognize outstanding scholars on our campus, the Vice President for Research has designated the Scholarship Impact Award, one of Colorado State University’s highest awards and one of the top annual honors for accomplishment in research.  This award recognizes one top faculty member whose scholarship has had significant national and international impact.

Timeline: Contact the Office of Vice President for Research

Cash Award: $10,000

University Distinguished Professor (UDP)

Award Description: The highest academic recognition awarded by the University, the title of University Distinguished Professor, is bestowed upon a very small number of full professors at any one time on the basis of outstanding scholarship and achievement.  Professors receiving this title hold the distinction for the duration of their association with Colorado State University.

Timeline: February 1, 2016

Eligibility: To obtain the rank, faculty members are nominated through an extensive review process and must be approved by the current University Distinguished Professors.  Colorado State’s current president approves new selections and secures endorsement from the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System.

University Interdisciplinary Research Scholar

Award Description: The Interdisciplinary Research Scholar designation – awarded by the Office of the Vice President for Research – awards professors who have obtained national and international prominence for their efforts to conduct research across disciplines.

Timeline & Eligibility: Contact the Office of Vice President for Research