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CAHNRS Faculty and Staff Awards Nominations begin October 18. Learn more about the selection process.

Faculty Excellence in Research Award or Creative Scholarship Nomination Guidelines

Intention: The purpose of this award, is to recognize those activities defined as “research or creative scholarship” as embodied in the WSU Faculty Manual. This award will be given to an eligible faculty member for high-quality research or creative scholarship over the past three years or in recognition of a continuous record of scholarly accomplishments over a longer period of time.


Award Packet Guidelines


Submit one electronic PDF document that includes each of the following numbered documents and email the PDF to Save and send the document with the following format: nominee’s name-Faculty Excellence in Research.

    1. Award Cover Form
      The award cover form can be found by clicking on the following: Faculty & Staff Award Packet Cover Sheet
    2. Summary
      A narrative summary not exceeding three (3) single-spaced pages detailing:

      1. Contribution of research or creative scholarship to their discipline or beyond.
      2. Impact of contributions to various clientele/audiences of the college.
      3. Quantity and quality of output – scholarly publishing, creative activities, extramural support.
      4. Contribution to the enhancement of overall department, unit, or college
        — Leadership
        — Collegial activities
        — External financial support

      It should be noted that only activities conducted after beginning employment with CAHNRS are to be included in the nomination package.

    3. Professional Achievements
      Individual Award: List of the nominee’s most significant professional accomplishments, including awards and other professional achievements. Not to exceed one single-spaced page.
    4. Letters
      These should be organized into categories — department chair/director (required), peers, current and former students/clientele or other with no more than two (2) letters in each category. If the chair or director nominated the individual, that letter can suffice for the required letter in this section. Do not exceed seven (7) letters total. Letters of support should be included in the single PDF document.
    5. 150-word Biography
    6. A High Resolution Photo
  1. Selection Process

    Selection committees review the award nominations and make their recommendations to the Associate Dean, Academic Programs and Associate Dean and Director, Research.

  2. Awards Process

    Announcement – All employee candidates who have been nominated will be notified prior to the event of the decision. A formal announcement will be made at the CAHNRS Faculty & Staff Awards Reception. No other public announcements will be made until after the event banquet.