Location

Provost

Administration Building
Room 105
P.O. Box 443152
Moscow, ID 83844-3152
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Phone: (208) 885-6448
Fax: (208) 885-6558
provost@uidaho.edu

Excellence Awards

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
PURPOSE: To recognize and encourage excellence in all forms at the academic level.
Nominations are currently being requested for the Excellence Awards 2015. The awards ceremony is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center (formerly known as the Student Union Building). Recipients for these awards will receive an honorarium, a commemorative clock and recognition at the formal ceremony.
See below for more information about each award.
The Presidential Mid-Career Award
This award was established in 2011-12 to acknowledge achievements made by gifted faculty usually during the middle of their career, who have demonstrated a commitment to outstanding scholarship, teaching, and engagement. Eligible faculty will have completed three years of full-time service at the university in either tenured, tenure track, or non-tenure track professorial ranks, including faculty at large. Up to nine awards are available to faculty annually. Individuals selected for the award will receive $5,000 in addition to their base salary effective the following academic year for two years. Please contact the Dean's office for internal deadlines. Final nominations by the College Dean are due in the Provost's office by Friday, January 30, 2015.
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The University Distinguished Professor Award
The University of Idaho seeks nominations for faculty eligible for the rank of University Distinguished Professor. This rank will be bestowed on University of Idaho faculty annually in recognition of sustained excellence, as judged by peers, in scholarly, creative, and artistic achievement; breadth and depth of teaching in their discipline; and university service as well as service involving the application of scholarship, creative, or artistic activities that address the needs of one or more external publics. Nominations are due to excellence@uidaho.edu by Friday, January 30, 2015
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on the University of Idaho Distinguished Professor website.

Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Efforts
The Excellence in Interdisciplinary or Collaborative Efforts was established to recognize and honor faculty members who exemplify interdisciplinary or collaborative efforts. The individual(s) must have contributed to substantial and lasting connections to people, units, programs or departments within the University of Idaho. Award recipients will receive a cash award and an engraved clock during the Excellence Banquet on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Nominations due are due to excellence@uidaho.edu by Friday, January 30, 2015
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Teaching, Hoffman & Advising Awards 
The Teaching, Hoffman and Advising Awards are intended to encourage and reward teachers and advisors for their outstanding excellence and are a tangible way to show the value superb teachers and advisers hold for our university. The Excellence Awards encourage faculty to become better teachers or advisers by providing incentives to inspire innovative teaching methods, promote strong dedication to student needs, and aid in implementing the strategic plan, particularly in recruiting and retaining students.

The Excellence in Teaching Award was established in 1990 and is available to full time, board appointed teaching faculty and includes one $5,000 award and up to two $2,500 awards.

The Excellence in Advising Award was established in 2003 and recognizes an outstanding undergraduate faculty advisor and/or a professional staff advisor and provides an award of $2,000.

The Hoffman Award in Teaching Excellence  was established in 2007. This award is designated for full-time, non-tenured, tenure track faculty at the rank of assistant professor with an award of $1,500.

Members of the university community are invited to submit the name of an outstanding teacher or adviser and a short paragraph on why they deserve to be recognized before the Friday, December 05, 2014 deadline to excellence@uidaho.edu. The nominees will then be notified and given instructions on what materials should be submitted (in pdf format) to excellence@uidaho.edu by the Friday, January 30, 2015 deadline.

Recipients may only receive an award once. Please see the list of past recipients before nominating.

Past Award Recipients:

Teaching
Advising
Hoffman

The Dr. Arthur Maxwell Taylor Excellence in Diversity 
The Dr. Arthur Maxwell Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award was established in 2014 to be given to a University of Idaho faculty and staff member for excellence in diversity and will recognize exceptional performance in at least three areas: has demonstrated or promoted a continuous commitment to diversity and inclusion on campus through tangible actions; sponsored or coordinated programs on campus that have cultivated diversity and inclusion; or has exceptional work in the area of diversity and inclusion that has encouraged dialogue, promoted reflection, built community or inspired action. The award consists of an honorarium of $4,000. Nominations are due to Jennifer Magelky-Seiler (jennms@uidaho.edu) by Friday, January 30, 2015.
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Read more about the Dr. Arthur Maxwell Taylor Excellence in Diversity Awards for faculty and staff.

Research and Creative Activity
The Excellence in Research and Creative Activity award was established to recognize and encourage excellence in all forms of scholarly research and creative activity. One award will be made in the amount of $5,000 to an eligible faculty member. Nominations are due to vpresearch@uidaho.edu by Friday, January 30, 2015.
» Read more on the University of Idaho Research website

Donald Crawford Graduate Faculty Mentoring
This award was established in 2006 to honor the efforts of graduate faculty who excel as mentors of graduate students and was named for its first recipient, Donald L. Crawford. This award is part of the Graduate and Professional Student Association's and College of Graduate Studies' continuing efforts to support excellent mentoring of graduate students at the University of Idaho. The recipient receives $2,500. Nominations are due to Sue Branting (sueb@uidaho.edu) by Friday, January 30, 2015
» Read more on the University of Idaho College of Graduate Studies website

Outstanding Student Research and Creative Activity Award
These two awards (one for master's level and one for doctoral level) are part of the Graduate and Professional Student Association's and College of Graduate Studies' continuing efforts to recognize and encourage excellence in research and creative activity by graduate students at the University of Idaho. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate outstanding graduate students for these awards. The recipient receives $1,000. Nominations are due to Sue Branting (sueb@uidaho.edu) by Friday, January 30, 2015.
» Read more on the University of Idaho College of Graduate Studies website

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award
These two awards are part of the Graduate and Professional Student Association's and the College of Graduate Studies' continuing efforts to support and recognize outstanding teaching by graduate students at the University of Idaho. Many forms of teaching exist throughout the graduate school experience, including teaching classes and labs, mentoring and advising students, and assisting professors in teaching and developing course materials for on-campus and off-campus students. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate outstanding graduate students for these awards. The recipient receives $1,000.
Nominations are due to Sue Branting (sueb@uidaho.edu) by Friday, January 30, 2015.
» Read more on the University of Idaho College of Graduate Studies website

Outreach and Engagement
The Excellence in Outreach and Engagement award is to be given to a University of Idaho faculty member for excellence in extending the university knowledge base through collaboration with communities or groups that demonstrate a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The award consists of an honorarium of $5,000 and an appropriate plaque. Nominations are due by Friday, January 30, 2015 to Excellence in Outreach and Engagement Award Committee, University of Idaho, P.O. Box 1827, Twin Falls, ID 83303-1827.
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Read more on the University of Idaho Extension website
NOTE: Recipients may only receive an award once.