LAS Merit Staff Awards


The LAS College will review, select and forward candidate nominations for corresponding university awards from the nominations submitted to the college, and for similar awards when appropriate as noted below.  For corresponding awards, all LAS eligibility and review criteria are intended to agree with the university criteria.

Although some university awards allow for direct nomination, most nominations route through the academic colleges (see the individual descriptions). Nominees for LAS awards must be LAS faculty or staff members.  Past recipients are not eligible to receive the same LAS award again.

Links to Previous Award Recipients

Merit Staff Awards

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 Staff

LAS Due Date: December 1

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

Corresponding University Award: Not applicable

LAS Merit Excellence Award

Purpose: To recognize and honor Merit employees who have achieved excellence in their respective fields.

Eligibility: Merit employees with a minimum of 5 years of service to ISU and LAS. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Criteria: Evidence of outstanding performance as documented by peers including current supervisor.

Submission Guidelines: Merit Excellence Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Staff

LAS Due Date: December 1

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

Corresponding University Award: Not applicable