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Team Interdisciplinary Award Nomination Guidelines

The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences is committed to finding solutions to complex societal problems through the application of interdisciplinary approaches. This award will be given to a group of faculty, staff, and/or students who have made significant contributions through an application of interdisciplinary scholarship in research, teaching, and/or extension.

  1. Prescreening Application Nomination Letter

    Submit the Team Interdisciplinary Award Nomination Form as well as a one-page electronic letter outlining the justification for the nomination and outlining the individual’s award-worthy accomplishments to Alanna Ellis in Academic Programs,

  2. Award Packet Guidelines

    If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to prepare a final packet. Page format is as follows:

    Submit one electronic PDF document that includes each of the following numbered documents and email the PDF to Alanna Ellis in Academic Programs, Save and send the document with the following format: nominee’s name-Team Award.

    1. Award Packet Cover Form
      The award cover form can be found by clicking on the following: Team Interdisciplinary Award Cover Form
    2. Summary
      A narrative summary not exceeding three (3) single-spaced pages (Times New Roman, 12 point) detailing:

      1. Quantity and quality of research, extension, and/or teaching contributions.
      2. Impact of team activities on the target audience(s).
      3. Clear evidence that the effective “product or output” of the team effort exceeds the simple sum of the parts contributed by individual members.
      4. Effective integration across disciplines, units, and functions of the college, university, and/or other relevant groups.
      5. Recognition by colleagues, professional groups, industry, public agencies, etc.

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

    3. Professional Achievements
      Team Award: List selected products emerging from the activities of the team, including awards or other professional achievements. Not to exceed two (2) single-spaced pages (Times New Roman, 12 point).
    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 Background of Team for the CAHNRS Website.
    6. A High Resloution Photo of the team.
  3. Selection Process

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

  4. Awards Process

    Announcement – All employee candidates and teams 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.