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

Land Grant Mission Award Nomination Guidelines

As a result of its commitment to the Land-Grant Mission, the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences recognizes the value of scholarly activities, which integrate the missions of teaching, research, and extension. Most awards recognize a single dimension of a faculty member’s program in isolation. This award is presented to an eligible faculty member for high-quality scholarly accomplishments, which demonstrate the integration of teaching, research, and/or extension programs.


Award Packet Guidelines


Submit one electronic PDF document that includes each of the following numbered documents and email the PDF Save and send the document with the following format: nominee’s name-Land Grant Mission.

    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 (Times New Roman, 12 point) detailing:

      1. Innovation and creativity integrating applied research, extension, and/or teaching programs.
      2. Impact of research/extension/teaching contributions to various clientele/audiences.
      3. Quantity and quality of teaching activities (e.g., techniques and methods, teaching scholarship, teaching/learning assessment), research (e.g., scholarly publications, creative activities, extramural funding), and extension activities (e.g., workshops, publications, outcomes, assessment).

      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 for CAHNRS Website
    6. A high resolution photo

Selection Process

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

Award 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.