Awards

2017 Nominations Deadline

Tuesday, December 15, 2016

Each year the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of its faculty and staff as exemplified in awards received from both the university and the college. LAS faculty are recognized for their exemplary contributions in the areas of research, teaching, advising, and professional and institutional service. Staff members are honored for demonstrating excellence in their position responsibilities, which may range from general departmental support to academic advising to information technology services. Award recipients are recognized each year at various convocations and award ceremonies. Nominations for the 2017 University and LAS awards for both faculty and staff are due in the LAS Dean's Office by Tuesday, December 15, 2016. Please consult the nomination submission guidelines for specific details on the submission process.

LAS Awards

Ruth W. Swenson Award for Outstanding Advising [.doc] Recognizes outstanding performance as an undergraduate academic advisor over an extended period of time.
Early Achievement in Academic Advising [.doc] To recognize ISU faculty or staff who have demonstrated outstanding performance in advising undergraduate students early in their professional careers.
Early Achievement in Departmental Leadership [.doc] To recognize a department chair or school director who has demonstrated exceptional impact on advancing the faculty, staff, students and/or programs in his/her department or school within the first 5 years of their leadership role.
Outstanding Achievement in Departmental Leadership [.doc] To recognize a department chair who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities in advancing the faculty, staff, students, and programs in his/her department.
Diversity Award [.doc] To recognize faculty and staff who have advanced the College’s vision for diversity through their teaching, scholarship, service, or campus-community outreach.
Achievement in Intellectual Property [.doc] To recognize faculty and staff members for outstanding LAS/ISU-based achievements in producing intellectual property.
Achievement in Economic Development in Iowa [.doc] To recognize faculty and staff members for outstanding LAS/ISU-based achievements in advancing the economic development of the state of Iowa.
Institutional Service Award [.doc] Recognizes a member of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty or staff for a history of exemplary institutional service that has benefited the department, College and/or the university.
Outstanding Career Achievement in Research [.doc] Recognizes faculty members who have a national or international reputation for contributions in research and/or artistic creativity, and who have influenced the research activities of students.
Mid-Career Achievement in Research [.doc] Recognizes faculty members who have a national or international reputation for outstanding contributions in research and/or artistic creativity at the mid-career stage.
Early Achievement in Research [.doc] Recognizes faculty who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in research and/or artistic creativity unusually early in his or her professional career.
Excellence in Graduate Mentoring [.doc] To recognize the effectiveness of major professors who serve as mentors and who enrich the student-professor relationship by support and attention to detail which enables students to finish their work in a timely and scholarly manner.
International Service Award [.doc] To recognize faculty members for outstanding international service in terms of teaching, research or administration, within the United States or abroad.
Learning Community Leadership Award [.doc] To recognize faculty and staff members for outstanding coordination and leadership of a learning community in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
P&S Research Award [.doc] To recognize professional and scientific staff members for excellence in research.
P&S Excellence Award [.doc] To recognize and honor P&S employees who have achieved excellence in their respective fields.
P&S Outstanding New Professional Award [.doc] To recognize and honor new P&S employees who quickly have achieved excellence in their respective fields.
P&S Award for Excellence in Information Technology [.doc] To recognize and honor P&S employees working in the field of Information Technology who have demonstrated excellence in their position responsibilities.
Merit Excellence Award [.doc] To recognize and honor Merit employees who have achieved excellence in their respective fields.
Outstanding Teaching[.doc] To recognize faculty members for outstanding teaching performance over an extended period of time in education.
Early Achievement in Teaching [.doc] To recognize a tenured or tenure-track faculty member who have demonstrated outstanding teaching performance unusually early in their professional careers.
Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching [.doc] To recognize outstanding performance in teaching undergraduate introductory classes (defined as entry-level courses in the discipline).
Outstanding Teaching by a Lecturer [.doc] To recognize lecturers or senior lecturers for outstanding teaching performance over an extended period of time in undergraduate education.
Cassling Family Faculty Awards The Cassling Family Faculty Awards recognize and reward outstanding faculty teaching in undergraduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Jerry Shakeshaft Master Teacher Award in Humanities and Social Sciences The Shakeshaft Master Teacher Award is presented annually to an outstanding teacher in the humanities and social sciences.

University Awards

Nomination Submission Guidelines

Nominations for the 2017 University and LAS awards for both faculty and staff are due in the LAS Dean's Office by Tuesday, December 15, 2016. To ensure that nominations are given full consideration by the LAS Awards Committee, please read carefully through the nomination submission guidelines and the award criteria and eligibility. Each nomination for a college award must include an LAS nomination cover sheet, available in CyBox. These nomination cover sheets provide detailed information on the specific materials required in preparing the nomination. If you would like the nominee also to be considered for a parallel university award, you must complete a university award coversheet. Additional information on University Awards (faculty awardsstaff awards) is available on the Provost's website. University cover pages are available on the University Awards Nominations webpage. Note most nominations for faculty and staff awards can only be submitted by a college. The LAS Awards Committee will review all nominations and select those to forward to the provost for the university award competition. Nominees must be Iowa State University employees and LAS faculty or staff members at the time of the annual Fall  Convocation in order to be award recipients. All nomination packets for LAS awards must include an LAS nomination cover sheet, availabe in CyBox. The cover sheets also provide descriptions, eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria, and required nomination materials for each award, as well as the relevant LAS nomination cover sheet in both PDF and DOC format. The nomination must be submitted electronically via email to Mallory Hamilton (mhamil@iastate.edu) in the LAS College Office by Tuesday, December 15, 2015. The electronic submission must be sent as an attached single file (either PDF or Word format) with nomination materials in the following order: (1) LAS nomination cover sheet; (2) university nomination cover sheet, if appropriate; (3) 100-word paragraph for convocation program; (4) nomination statement/letter and all supporting materials; (5) nominee's curriculum vitae/resumé. The electronic nomination file should be named in the following manner: NOMINEELASTNAME_AWARDNAME. Please submit materials in the requested format and order to ensure timely review of the nomination. All nominations that you wish to have considered for a parallel university award must also include a university nomination cover sheet:

A single nomination may be submitted for both University and LAS awards, but the nomination must include both the relevant University and LAS cover sheets. Questions regarding award criteria and eligibility as well as the nomination process may be directed to Mallory Hamilton, at mhamil@iastate.edu or 515-294-7740