LAS Faculty Awards

The LAS College will review, select and forward candidate nominations for corresponding university awards from the nominations submitted to the college, when appropriate.

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Faculty Awards

Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

For complete award guidelines and nomination information, please visit: https://www.provost.iastate.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/awards/faculty/regents

Eligibility: Currently active tenured faculty members who have been employed in a tenure-track position at Iowa State University for a minimum of fifteen years by the date the award is made. Distinguished Professors, University Professors and Morrill Professors are not eligible for this award.

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

University Due Date: Feb 10, 2019

Note: Nominators can be an individual, employing unit, department or college. If an individual would like to submit a nomination, please email the complete nomination document to award-regents-se@iastate.edu

Submission: If submitting through the college, nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

ISU Professor Awards

Distinguished Professor

A Distinguished Professorship is awarded for exemplary performance in research and/or creative activities as reflected by a national or international reputation in the nominee’s discipline. For complete award guidelines and nomination information, please visit: https://www.provost.iastate.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/awards/faculty/distinguished.

Eligibility: Nominees should hold the rank of professor and should have served for at least five years prior to current year on the Iowa State University faculty. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the University Awards Ceremony.

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

University Professor

The University Professorship recognizes faculty members whose professional work has focused upon effecting positive, significant institutional change at Iowa State University. For complete award guidelines and nomination information, please visit: https://www.provost.iastate.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/awards/faculty/university.

Eligibility: Nominees should hold the rank of professor and should have served for at least ten years on the Iowa State University faculty prior to the beginning of the academic year in which they are nominated. The nominees must be individuals whose contributions extend well beyond a one-time impact. Having held an administrative position in and of itself is insufficient for consideration for this recognition. Faculty who have served as administrators (e.g., department chairs, deans, vice president, provost or staff members in those offices) may be nominated only after they have been out of their administrative roles and functioning as faculty members for at least three years. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the University Awards.

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Morrill Professor

The Morrill Professorship recognizes faculty members whose professional work has demonstrated outstanding success in teaching and learning in undergraduate, graduate and/or Extension/outreach programs which is reflected by a national or international reputation in the nominee’s discipline. For complete award guidelines and nomination information, please visit: https://www.provost.iastate.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/awards/faculty/morrill.

Eligibility: Nominees must hold the rank of professor and have served for at least five years prior to the current year on the Iowa State University faculty. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the University Awards Ceremony.

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Research Awards

LAS will review, select and forward candidates for the corresponding university awards from the nominations submitted to the college.

LAS Award for Early Achievement in Research

Purpose: To recognize a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in research and/or creative activity unusually early in his or her professional career.

Eligibility: Tenured or tenure-track faculty with a professional career since their Ph.D. (or other appropriate terminal degree) of less than 9 years and a minimum of two academic years of appointment as an ISU faculty member. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Criteria: Documented evidence of exemplary research/creative accomplishments as evaluated by peers and experts in their field. National and/or international recognition in the academic community. Evidence of a positive impact of their research/creative activity on their discipline. The candidates will be judged by the body of their work since their terminal degree.

Submission Guidelines: Research Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Early Achievement in Research

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LAS Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research

Purpose: To recognize faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in research and/or creative activity at the mid-career stage.

Eligibility: Tenured or tenure-track faculty with a professional career since their Ph.D. (or other appropriate terminal degree) of 9 to 16 years and at least three years of employment at ISU. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony. Distinguished professors are not eligible for this award.

Criteria: Documented evidence of exemplary research/creative accomplishments and impact of their work on their discipline as evaluated by peers and experts in their field. Significant national and international recognition in the academic community. Evidence of a positive impact of their mentorship and/or teaching on undergraduate students, graduate students and/or postdoctoral associates. The candidates will be judged by the body of their work since their terminal degree.

Submission Guidelines: Research Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research

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LAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research

Purpose: To recognize faculty members for outstanding career achievements in research and/or creative activity.

Eligibility: Tenured faculty who have had a professional career since their Ph.D. (or other appropriate terminal degree) of more than 16 years and who have been employed by ISU for a minimum of 5 years. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony. Distinguished professors are not eligible for this award.

Criteria: Documented evidence of outstanding research/creative accomplishments and impact of their work on their discipline as evaluated by peers and experts in their field. Outstanding national and international recognition in the academic community. Evidence of a substantial positive impact of their mentorship and/or teaching on undergraduate students, graduate students and/or postdoctoral associates. The candidates will be judged by the body of their work since their terminal degree.

Submission Guidelines: Research Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research

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Education Awards

LAS will select nominations for the corresponding University Awards from the candidates submitted to the College.

LAS Award for Early Achievement in Academic Advising

Purpose: To recognize ISU faculty or staff who have demonstrated outstanding performance in advising undergraduate students early in their professional careers.

Eligibility: ISU faculty or staff who have a minimum of two years and not more than five years of work in academic advising undergraduate students at Iowa State University. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony. An advisor may receive the award, or its predecessor award, only once.

Criteria: Evidence of outstanding performance as an advisor, documented by student evaluations, student letters of support and/or supporting documentation of peers who work closely with the nominee.

Submission Guidelines: Advising Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty, for Staff

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Early Achievement in Academic Advising

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Ruth W. Swenson Award for Outstanding Advising

Purpose: To recognize faculty or professional staff who have continued to demonstrate outstanding performance in advising Iowa State University undergraduate students throughout their professional career.

Eligibility: Faculty and professional staff with a minimum of 5 years of service to ISU and LAS, and whose current responsibility includes the advising of undergraduate students. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony. An advisor may receive the award, or its predecessor award, only once.

Note: The ISU Award for Academic Advising Impact requires that recipients must have five years of advising responsibilities at the time of application. Nominations submitted to LAS that satisfy this requirement will be forwarded for consideration of the ISU award.

Criteria: Evidence of outstanding performance as an advisor, as documented by student evaluations, student letters of support and/or supporting documentation of peers who work closely with the nominee.

Submission Guidelines: Advising Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty, for Staff

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Academic Advising Impact

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LAS Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring

Purpose: 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. Major professors considered for this award are expected to be supportive of their students beyond graduation.

Eligibility: Nominations are restricted to members of the LAS Graduate Faculty who have chaired at least six graduate student committees. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Criteria: Evidence of outstanding performance as a graduate mentor, as documented by testimonials from students (current and past) and letters of support from peers.

Submission Guidelines: Graduate Mentoring Award Guidelines

Note: Graduate students need to submit nominations for the White Award through their Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) department senators by Nov. 11.

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Award**

**LAS cannot forward nominations to the Graduate College, as the Margaret Ellen White Award is student driven.  The nominators are encouraged to work with graduate students to submit it as described at https://www.grad-college.iastate.edu/academics/awards/white/: “Nominations will be reviewed by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) at their November meeting. Graduate students need to submit nominations through their GPSS department senators. The GPSS meeting schedule and list of senators can be found online on the GPSS website. Nominations are due to the department GPSS senators on November 11th.”

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LAS Award for Learning Community Leadership

Purpose: To recognize faculty and staff members for outstanding coordination and leadership of a learning community in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Eligibility: Faculty and P&S staff involved in coordination of an undergraduate student learning community. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Criteria: Documented evidence of outstanding coordination and leadership of a learning community in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Documentation should include feedback from student participants and learning community mentors.

Submission Guidelines: Learning Community Leadership Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty, for Staff

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: Not applicable

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LAS Award for Early Achievement in Teaching*

Purpose: To recognize faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding teaching performance unusually early in their professional careers.

Eligibility:

  • Tenured or tenure-track faculty who have a maximum of 6 years teaching experience following their terminal degree (Ph.D., MFA, etc.) and have completed a minimum of two academic years of appointment as an ISU faculty member. OR
  • Term faculty (lecturers, clinicians, adjunct faculty) who are in their first six years of teaching and have completed a minimum of two academic years of appointment as an ISU faculty member.
  • Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Criteria: Evidence of outstanding performance as a teacher, as documented by students and peers.

Submission Guidelines: Teaching Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Early Achievement in Teaching

*Cassling Family Faculty Award for Early Achievement in Teaching

The Cassling Family Faculty Award for Early Achievement in Teaching will be presented to an individual from among the top candidates nominated for the LAS Award for Early Achievement in Teaching.  The Cassling Family Faculty Awards recognize and reward faculty teaching in undergraduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  The awards were established by Randal and Lori Cassling of Omaha, Nebraska, in honor of Randal’s parents, Robert and Rita Lenore Dunn Cassling of Omaha, Nebraska.  Robert Cassling is a 1956 graduate of Iowa State, while Rita attended Iowa State and was a former Homecoming queen.  This is one of two Cassling family awards, the other being the Cassling Family Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching.

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LAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching*

Purpose: To recognize faculty members for outstanding teaching performance over an extended period of time.

Eligibility:

  • Tenured faculty status with a minimum of 5 years of service at ISU prior to current academic year and 10 years of classroom experience in higher education. OR
  • Term faculty status (senior lecturers, senior clinicians, adjunct faculty) with a minimum of 5 years of service at ISU prior to current academic year and 10 years of classroom experience in higher education.
  • Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Criteria: Documented evidence, including student and peer evaluations, of outstanding classroom teaching performance, supplemented by evidence of instructional contributions outside the classroom.

Submission Guidelines: Teaching Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching

*Cassling Family Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching

The Cassling Family Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching will be presented to an individual from among the top candidates nominated for the LAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching.  The Cassling Family Faculty Awards recognize and reward faculty teaching in undergraduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  The awards were established by Randal and Lori Cassling of Omaha, Nebraska, in honor of Randal’s parents, Robert and Rita Lenore Dunn Cassling of Omaha, Nebraska.  Robert Cassling is a 1956 graduate of Iowa State, while Rita attended Iowa State and was a former Homecoming queen.  This is one of two Cassling family awards, the other being the Cassling Family Faculty Award for Early Achievement in Teaching.

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LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching

Purpose: To recognize outstanding performance in teaching undergraduate introductory classes (defined as entry-level courses in the discipline).

Eligibility:

  • Tenured or tenure-track faculty with a minimum of 5 years of service at ISU, who regularly teach an entry-level course; OR
  • Term faculty with a minimum of 2 years of service at ISU, who regularly teach an entry-level course.
  • Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Note: For the ‘introductory teaching’ award LAS requires tenured/tenure track faculty with a minimum of 5 years of service at ISU, while the University requires tenured faculty with a minimum of 5 years of service at ISU. Only LAS offers an award to Term faculty.  For this award, LAS will forward only those nominations that satisfy University requirements.

Criteria: Documented evidence of the ability to offer high-quality instruction in introductory courses, the ability to excite interest and involve students without compromising scholarship, and the ability to enhance student performance in future courses in the discipline.

Submission Guidelines: Teaching Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: James Huntington Ellis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching

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Shakeshaft Master Teacher Award in Humanities and Social Sciences

Purpose: The Shakeshaft Master Teacher Award is presented annually to an outstanding teacher in the humanities and social sciences. The award was established in memory of Jerry Shakeshaft, a long-time political science professor at Iowa State who held a life-long dedication to the principle of undergraduate teaching.

Eligibility: Tenured, tenure-track, and term faculty in the humanities or social sciences with a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience at Iowa State University. The recipient of this award will be chosen from among candidates in the humanities and social science disciplines nominated for teaching awards..

Criteria: Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching as documented by students and peers, recognized ability to challenge and inspire undergraduate students, dedication to the value of a liberal arts education and commitment to the principle that undergraduate teaching is, in and of itself, meaningful and important.

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Other Awards

LAS will select nominations for the corresponding University Awards from the candidates submitted to the College.

LAS Award for Early Achievement in Departmental Leadership

Purpose: 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.

Eligibility: Current department chairs or school directors who have held their first leadership position for fewer than 5 years. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Note: The parallel university award accepts nominees within the first 3 years of departmental leadership.

Criteria: Nominees should demonstrate a measureable impact within their department or school such as advancing academic or research programs, introducing new or enhancing existing initiatives central to the department or school mission, streamlining or enhancing program efficiencies, or promoting excellence within the faculty, staff or students. The award recognizes the early impact of a chair/director in creating a new culture within a program, reorganizing or redirecting program activities or significantly advancing programmatic missions of the department/school soon after taking on a leadership role.  A chair/director may only win the award once.

Submission Guidelines: Departmental Leadership Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Early Achievement in Departmental Leadership

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LAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Departmental Leadership

Purpose: To recognize a department chair or school director who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities in advancing the faculty, staff, students and programs in his/her department.

Eligibility: Current department chairs or school directors. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony. Past recipients of the LAS and similar University award are ineligible.

Criteria: Nominees should demonstrate leadership in advancing programs and initiatives central to the department; should create a department climate in which students, faculty, and staff can do their best work; should have a record of helping to advance the careers of faculty and staff; should respond effectively to student, faculty and staff issues and concerns; should represent the department well to the college, university, profession and alums; should manage the day-to-day operations of the department efficiently; should provide leadership to the department in achieving departmental, college and university goals; should have continued involvement in academic endeavors; and the strongest candidates will have had campus-wide impact.

Submission Guidelines: Departmental Leadership Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Departmental Leadership

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LAS Award for Achievement in Economic Development in Iowa

Purpose: To recognize faculty and staff members for outstanding ISU-based achievements in advancing the economic development of the state of Iowa.

Eligibility: Individuals or teams of A- or B-base faculty members and/or Professional and Scientific staff who have made an economic development contribution at ISU. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.  Faculty and staff may only receive this award one time.

Criteria: Documented evidence of outstanding contribution to the economic development of the State of Iowa. Evidence of this contribution will include starting companies that have employed Iowa residents or had a significant positive impact on Iowa residents or providing specific documented support to Iowa companies that have resulted in economic gains for that firm.

Submission Guidelines: Economic Development Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty, for Staff

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Achievement in Economic Development in Iowa

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LAS Award for Early Achievement in Extension or Professional Practice

Purpose: To recognize a faculty, campus staff or field staff member who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in extension and/or professional practice unusually early in her/his professional career.

Eligibility: Members of the faculty or professional staff with no more than 6 years of experience post Ph.D. (or other appropriate terminal degree) and a minimum of 2 years in LAS. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Criteria: A record of exemplary performance as documented by clients and peers.

Submission Guidelines: Extension or Professional Practice Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty, for Staff

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Early Achievement in Extension or Professional Practice

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LAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension or Professional Practice

Purpose: To recognize a faculty, campus staff or field staff member who has demonstrated outstanding performance in leadership in extension and/or professional practice and has achieved national recognition of his/her contributions to outreach activities.

Eligibility: Members of the faculty or professional staff with a minimum of 10 years of service at ISU in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Criteria: Documented evidence of outstanding contributions to the university’s outreach mission over an extended period of time, including testimony from peers and clients.

Submission Guidelines: Extension or Professional Practice Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty, for Staff

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension or Professional Practice

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R.K. Bliss Extension Award

The R.K. Bliss Extension Award recognizes outstanding career achievement by an ISU Extension and Outreach staff member in developing an overall or continuing extension education program. For complete award guidelines and nomination information, please visit: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/professionaldevelopment/rk-bliss-award

Eligibility: All ISU Extension and Outreach campus, field, and county employees. A person may receive this award only once.

Note: The R.K. Bliss Extension Award is a university award and does not have an LAS equivalent.

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Distinguished Service in Extension and Outreach

Given as a tribute to Marvin A. Anderson, the first Dean of Extension at Iowa State University, this is the top career award in ISU Extension and Outreach. It recognizes sustained distinguished performance and educational contributions to ISU and clientele through ISU Extension and Outreach programs.  For complete award guidelines and nomination information, please visit: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/professionaldevelopment/distinguished-service-extension-and-outreach-award

Eligibility: All ISU Extension and Outreach campus, field, and county employees. A person may receive this award only once.

Note: The Distinguished Service in Extension and Outreach Award is a university award and does not have an LAS equivalent.

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Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award

The Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award recognizes faculty mentors who go above and beyond the formal expectations of Iowa State’s mentoring program. Winners are nominated by their “mentees” for the positive impact they have made in their lives and careers.  For complete award guidelines and nomination information, please visit: https://www.provost.iastate.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/development/mentoring

Eligibility: College Peer Mentors, appointed by each dean.

Note: The Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award is a university award and does not have an LAS equivalent.

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LAS Award for Inclusive Excellence

Purpose: Recognizes faculty and P&S staff who have advanced the college’s mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion outside of their compensated responsibilities through their teaching, scholarship, service, or campus-community outreach.

Eligibility: Faculty or P&S staff employed by Iowa State University for 3 years or more, and member of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for at least one year. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Criteria: Selection is based on:

  • Documentation that efforts made have taken place outside of the nominee’s compensated responsibilities (e.g. are separate from their job duties/PRS, are not supplemented by course buy-outs or similar benefit, are not supplemented by monies from other entities to nominee or their department in exchange for their contributions)
  • Documented evidence of exemplary performance and positive impact on the college environment in ways that are aligned with the college’s and the university’s strategic plan and non-discrimination statement, specifically documented evidence of promoting a campus environment where faculty, staff, and students of all genders, ages, cultures, races, nationalities, religions, sexual orientations, and abilities can work and learn together, including demonstrated support of one or more of the College’ priority concerns for diversity
  • Involvement in initiatives that support one or more of the college’s goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion as stated in the strategic plan’s goals, sub-goals, and/or metrics. These include recruiting and retaining diverse faculty staff and student populations, improving the quality of the university environment for diverse populations, advancing the curriculum for providing the knowledge and skills needed to function as global citizens.
  • Indication of continuing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at LAS and ISU.

Submission Guidelines: Inclusive Excellence Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty, for Staff

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Inclusive Excellence

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LAS Institutional Service Award

Purpose: 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.

Eligibility: Any faculty or staff member, including administrative officials with faculty rank. Former recipients of the award are not eligible. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Criteria: Documented evidence of an established history of exemplary service and leadership on committees critical to the operation and function of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, it divisions, departments, offices and/or programs.

Submission Guidelines: Institutional Service Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty, for Staff

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: Not applicable

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LAS Award for Achievement in Intellectual Property

Purpose: To recognize faculty and staff members for outstanding ISU-based achievements in producing intellectual property.

Eligibility: Individuals or teams of A- or B-base faculty members and/or Professional and Scientific staff who have made important IP contributions at ISU, preferably leading to patents and licenses. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony. Faculty and staff may only receive this award one time.

Criteria: Documented evidence of outstanding contribution to the development of patentable discoveries. The significance of this intellectual property will be demonstrated by its being licensed and used by industries both within and outside of the state of Iowa. The success of this IP and the significance of the licensing should in part be documented by the resources that this IP returns to the university. For some IP, such as open source software that cannot be patented or licensed, the nomination should demonstrate substantial national impact.

Submission Guidelines: Intellectual Property Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty, for Staff

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Achievement in Intellectual Property

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LAS International Service Award

Purpose: To recognize ISU faculty for outstanding international service in terms of teaching, research, or administration, within the United States or abroad.

Eligibility: Any faculty member, including administrative officials with faculty rank. Former recipients of the award are not eligible. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Criteria: Significant and sustained contributions to the internationalization of Iowa State University; evidence of excellence and impact in scholarship related to position description, including where applicable, research and outreach of international dimensions, infusing international perspectives in teaching, and international service.

Submission Guidelines: International Service Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Faculty

LAS Due Date: December 1

Submission: All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer

Corresponding University Award: International Service Award

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