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Administration Building
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P.O. Box 443152
Moscow, ID 83844-3152
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provost@uidaho.edu

Excellence Awards Nominations

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 2014. The awards ceremony is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6:00pm in the SUB Ballroom. Recipients for these awards will receive an honorarium, a commemorative clock and recognition at the formal ceremony.

Find more information below 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 10 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 are due in the Provost's office by Tuesday February 18, 2014.

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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 Tuesday, February 18, 2014

» Read more
on the University of Idaho Distinguished Professor website.



Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Efforts
The Excellence in Interdisciplinary or Collaborative Efforts was established to recognize to 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 April 29, 2014. Nominations due are due to excellence@uidaho.edu by Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Teaching, Hoffman & Advising
The Teaching Excellence Awards were established in 1990 to encourage and reward teachers for excellence and are a tangible way to show the value superb teachers hold for our university. Teaching Excellence Awards encourage faculty to become a better teacher or advisor providing incentives to inspire innovative teaching methods and promote strong dedication to student needs and aid in implementing the strategic plan, particularly in recruiting and retaining students. The Advising Excellence was established in 2003 and the Hoffman Award in Teaching was established in 2007. The Teaching Excellence Award is available to teaching faculty and includes one $5,000 award and up to two $2,500 awards. The Hoffman Award in Teaching Excellence is designated for full-time, non-tenured, tenure track faculty at the rank of assistant professor with an award of $1,500. The Excellence in Academic Advising recognizes an outstanding undergraduate faculty advisor and/or a professional staff advisor and provides an award of $2,000.  

Members of the university community are invited to submit nominations for the Teaching, Hoffman, and Advising Excellence Awards before December 13, 2013 to excellence@uidaho.edu. The nominees will then be notified and given instructions on what materials will need to be submitted (in pdf format) to excellence@uidaho.edu by December 22, 2013.

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

Past Award Recipients:

Teaching
Advising
Hoffman



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 February 7, 2014.

» 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 February 7, 2014

» 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 February 7, 2014.

»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 February 7, 2014

» 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 January 27, 2014 to Excellence in Outreach and Engagement Award Committee, University of Idaho, P.O. Box 1827, Twin Falls, ID 83303-1827.

»Read more on the University of Idaho Extension website



NOTE: Recipients may only receive an award once.