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Nomination Forms

Nominations for the 2016-2017 College of Education Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards are now being accepted! Use the links for faculty and staff to submit your nominations:

For faculty

For staff

Please have your submissions completed by March 10, 2017.

Faculty Excellence Awards

The faculty in the College of Education at Washington State University have established the College of Education Faculty Excellence Awards in order to recognize truly outstanding accomplishments and exceptional individual scholastic achievements. The awards are designed to honor faculty members who demonstrate the highest levels of leadership, performance, and excellence in the pursuit of the college’s academic and professional goals and, thereby, the fulfillment of its mission.

Nominations for the awards are solicited annually. These categories are:

  • Faculty Excellence in Teaching
  • Faculty Excellence in Research
  • Faculty Excellence in Service

The selection committee, appointed by the College of Education Faculty Affairs Committee (CEFAC), may elect to give a combination of awards to a faculty member or not to give an award.

Eligibility

All regularly appointed members of the College of Education faculty (half time or greater) at the time of the nomination are eligible for this award.

Nominations

An eligible person can be nominated by any member of the College of Education faculty or any person with an in-depth knowledge of the activities of the person. Self-nominations may be made.

Process

Each nominator is responsible for submitting to the dean’s office, by March 13, a complete two-page nomination form and a curriculum vita of the nominee, and other materials deemed useful in supporting the nominee’s contributions and achievements.

Information required for finalists
  1. A brief description of the nominee’s work in the College of Education relative to the award.
  2. An interpretive evaluation of the nominee’s contribution in relation to the award, including a summary of major accomplishments and evidence of impact on the nominee’s field. An assessment of the role of collaborators such as graduate students and co-workers should be included.
  3. A list of invited addresses and other honors related to the nominee’s contribution.
  4. A selected bibliography; appropriate descriptions of artistic and other creative works; or other documentary items relevant to the award. One copy each of especially significant papers, books, monographs, or book reviews may be submitted at the discretion of the nominator.
Selection committee

The selection committee for the awards will be appointed by the College of Education Faculty Affairs Committee (CEFAC). The committee will be comprised of four faculty members, two from each of the two departments in the college as well as the associate dean for academic affairs. Of the two members from each department, one will be from Pullman and one from a regional campus. The selection committee will review all nominations for the award and select the award recipients.

Presentation of awards

Each award, consisting of a medallion, a certificate and letter of recognition from the dean of the college and the chair of the college of Education Faculty Affairs Committee, and a $750 cash award will be presented by the dean at an appropriate event as a way of recognizing the contribution of the recipient and of reaffirming the college’s dedication to excellence in its activities. The name and award of each recipient will be placed on a plaque that will be prominently displayed in the College of Education.

Descriptions of individual awards
Diversity 


Purpose: 
The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward faculty who have made significant contributions for promoting diversity, broadly conceived, as an essential component of the college’s quest for excellence.

Criteria: Successful nominees should have taken a leadership role beyond the expectations of their position to:

  1. Demonstrate efforts to bring change on issues regarding diversity within his/her academic unit, campus, or community.
  2. Demonstrate via scholarship or other substantive contributions a commitment to diversity.
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to promoting access, equity, and success for all people embraced by the mission of the College of Education.
  4. Demonstrate the use of diversity to generate shifts in knowledge and perspective and develop a more vibrant college culture.
Research

Purpose: The College of Education Faculty Excellence Award for Research is presented to members of the faculty in the College in recognition of excellence and outstanding accomplishment in research, scholarship, or other types of creative activity.

Criteria: This award will be given for a research or creative contribution completed as a member of the College of Education at Washington State University. Activities encompassed by this award may be empirical, theoretical, and/or artistic. They may be either an outstanding singular accomplishment or a record of excellence over a period of years which may include:

  1. A novel or creative contribution.
  2. A contribution with a significant impact on the field.
  3. A contribution recognized through honors or stature in the field
Service

Purpose: The intent of the College of Education Faculty Excellence Award for Service is to recognize the outstanding performance by a College of Education faculty member toward fulfilling the College’s service mission. The award serves to honor exceptional accomplishments through activities directed toward extending instruction, research, and other resources to a broader public both within and beyond the college and university.

Criteria: Activities encompassed by this award are either an outstanding singular accomplishment or a collective record of excellence in service which has a major impact on the College of Education, the University, the discipline or the community. Contributions may include:

  1. Developing successful new ideas for extended university services and activities.
  2. Revitalizing an existing service program.
  3. Bridging the gap between college-based resources and the public.
  4. Enhancing the public’s appreciation of the College of Education within and beyond the university.
Teaching

Purpose: The College of Education Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching is presented to members of the faculty in recognition of truly outstanding accomplishment in the establishment of excellence in the instructional programs of the College of Education.

Criteria: Activities encompassed by this award may be either an outstanding singular accomplishment or a record of excellence over a period of years which may include:

  1. Curriculum and course development.
  2. Innovation and originality.
  3. Enthusiasm for and in teaching.
  4. Interest in, care and concern for, and availability to students.
  5. Range of teaching performance, undergraduate, graduate, peer, and professional.
  6. Duration of demonstrated excellence.
  7. Evidence of high quality/effective/impacting course instruction.

Staff Excellence Awards

Faculty, staff, and students in the college are invited to submit nominations for a Staff Excellence Award, as described below.

Purpose

The award was established to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of classified and exempt staff. The purposes of this award include (1) publicizing the positive attributes and contributions made by staff, (2) rewarding and recognizing individuals who achieve excellence, and (3) encouraging a high degree of consciousness regarding excellence in the workplace for the entire staff.

Eligibility and criteria

All classified and exempt staff members are eligible to be nominated for the Staff Excellence Award if they have been employed in the College of Education for at least 12 months and if they have not been recipients of the award within the past three years. Criteria for the award are the following:

  • Performance in the person’s assigned duties. (For example: efficiency, conscientiousness, timeliness, job excellence, continuous improvement)
  • Inspiration of excellence in others. (For example: motivational, professional and ethical behavior, positive attitude)
  • Teamwork in the workplace. (For example: flexibility, camaraderie, effective communication, knowledge sharing, team building, interpersonal skills)
  • Contribution to the college’s image and goals. (For example: customer relations, community service, recognition for service, and support of College initiatives.
Selection committee

A committee comprised of four staff members, two faculty members and two graduate students will serve as the Staff Excellence Award Selection Committee. One staff member will be appointed by his/her unit head from each of the following units: Department of Educational Leadership, Sport Studies, and Educational/Counseling Psychology, Department of Teaching & Learning, Dean’s Office, Student Services Office. The chair of each department will also appoint one faculty member and one graduate student to serve on the selection committee. The term of office will be two years, with half the membership returning each year. Each year, members of the committee will elect their own committee chair.

Selection process

Faculty, staff, administrators, and/or students in the college may nominate staff members to be considered for this award. Nominations require completion of the nomination form and may include optional letters of support.

Award

The award recipient will be presented a certificate, and letter of recognition from the dean of the college, and a $500 cash award will be presented by the dean at an appropriate event as a way of recognizing the contribution of the recipient and of reaffirming the college’s dedication to excellence in its activities. The name of the recipient will be placed on a plaque that will be prominently displayed in the College of Education.

Excellence Awards

2017

Sarah Newcomer – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Rich Lamb – Faculty Excellence in Research
Gordon Gates – Faculty Excellence in Service
Kelly LaGrutta – Staff Excellence

2016

Sarah Newcomer – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Rich Lamb – Faculty Excellence in Research
Gordon Gates – Faculty Excellence in Service
Kelly LaGrutta – Staff Excellence

2015

Kasee Hildenbrand – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Brian French – Faculty Excellence in Research
Sara Petersen – Faculty Excellence in Service
Debra Barnett – Staff Excellence

2014

Phillip Morgan – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Gisela Ernst-Slavit – Faculty Excellence in Diversity
Olusola “Sola” Adesope – Faculty Excellence in Research
June Canty – Faculty Excellence in Service
Jeanne Therrien – Staff Excellence

2013

Paul Mencke – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Susan Banks – Faculty Excellence in Diversity
Amy Roth McDuffie – Faculty Excellence in Research
Stacy Mohondro – Staff Excellence

2012

Susan Finley – Faculty Excellence in Research
Debra Pastore – Faculty Excellence in Service
Barbara Ward – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Nedra Murray – Staff Excellence

2011

Eric Johnson – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Maria Moscatelli – Faculty Excellence in Service
Heidi Ritter – Staff Excellence

2010

Laurie ‘Lali’ McCubbin – Faculty Excellence in Diversity
David Slavit – Faculty Excellence in Research
Steve Price and Karen O’Keefe – Staff Excellence

2009

Susan Finley – Faculty Excellence in Service
Kim Holapa – Staff Excellence
Michael Pavel – Faculty Excellence in Teaching

2008

Joy Egbert – Faculty Excellence in Research
Krenny Hammer – Staff Excellence
Michael Pavel – Faculty Excellence in Diversity

2007

Staci Bickelhaupt – Staff Excellence
Mary F. Roe – Faculty Excellence in Service
Kelly Ward – Faculty Excellence in Teaching

2006

Ruby Latham – Staff Excellence
Brian W. McNeill – Faculty Award for Excellence in Diversity
David A. Gruenewald – Faculty Award for Excellence in Research

2005

Linda Holloway – Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching
Cathy Claussen – Faculty Excellence Award for Service
Helen Berry – Staff Excellence Award
Ed Helmstetter – Meritorious Faculty Award

2004

Tim Church – Faculty Excellence in Diversity
Mike Trevisan – Faculty Excellence in Research
Donna Kallaher – Staff Excellence

2003

Amy Roth McDuffie – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Michael Pavel – Faculty Excellence in Research
Stephanie Bauman – Faculty Excellence in Service
Lynn Buckley – Staff Excellence

2002

Terrell Young – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Gisela Ernst-Slavit – Faculty Excellence in Research
Susan Banks – Faculty Excellence in Service
Bill London – Staff Excellence

2001

Lynda Hatch – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Mimi Wolverton – Faculty Excellence in Research
Dawn Shinew – Faculty Excellence in Service
Jerry Maring – Faculty Excellence in Service
Tariq Akmal – Faculty Excellence in Service
Merrill Oaks – Faculty Excellence in Service
Michael Pavel – Faculty Excellence in Service
Barbara Smith – Staff Excellence

2000

Sally Blank – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Gail Furman – Faculty Excellence in Research
Michael Trevisan – Faculty Excellence in Service
Helen Leguis – Staff Excellence

1999

Arreed Barabasz – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Forrest Parkay – Faculty Excellence in Research
Darcy Miller – Faculty Excellence in Service
Sue Durrant – Faculty Meritorious Award
Stacy Mohondro – Staff Excellence

1998

Joanne Washburn – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Dennis Warner – Faculty Excellence in Research
Edwin Helmstetter – Faculty Excellence in Service
Linda Chaplin – Staff Excellence

1997

Marilyn Mowatt – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Marianne Barabasz – Faculty Excellence in Research
Dennis Warner – Faculty Excellence in Service
Juanita Fewkes – Staff Excellence

1996

Thomas Ruff – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Tim Church – Faculty Excellence in Research
Chris Sodorff – Faculty Excellence in Service
Sherry Vaughan – Faculty Meritorious Award

1995

Deanne McCullough – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Charles Peck – Faculty Excellence in Research

1994

Mary Henry – Teaching
Arreed Barabasz – Research
Donald Reed – Service

1993

Grazyna G. Goc-Karp – Teaching
Walter H. Gmelch – Research
Toshio Akamine – Service

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