Faculty and staff awards

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Purpose:

The purpose of the Purdue Agriculture Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award is to recognize faculty for excellence in integrating and promoting our core missions of discovery, engagement, and learning.  This award is to highlight and celebrate faculty who have successfully developed an integrated, comprehensive program that advances our three missions nationally and/or internationally.

In recognition of this award, the recipient will receive $10,000 to support his/her program along with an honorarium of $1500 (less taxes).  The recipient will be expected to deliver a presentation describing his/her integrated program in the Fall of 2021.

Eligibility:

Tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine, and College of Health and Human Sciences that are supported in whole or part by Hatch, Smith-Lever, McIntire-Stennis, and/or Animal Health funding are eligible for this award.

Nomination:

Nominations must 1) identify the importance of the nominee's contributions to discovery, engagement, and learning, 2) define how they are integrated, and 3) describe the value of their integration at the local, regional, national and/or international level.  A strong connection between each of the mission areas and the impact of the faculty member's integrated program must be clearly demonstrated.

The nomination packet should include:

  • Nomination Cover Letter.  A cover letter should provide justification for the nomination and describe the importance and value of the integrated program. Nominators may be department heads, faculty, or staff.  Self-nominations will also be accepted.  A statement of support from the department head of the nominee is strongly encouraged.
  • Nomination Content (single-spaced, 12-pt-Arial font, 1" margins, 5 page maximum)
  • SUMMARY: Clearly justify and describe the integrated program including major achievements and impacts.
  • PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Describe the integrated program and identify how the core mission areas are specifically integrated.
  • PROGRAM IMPACT: List major contributions (significant outreach projects initiated, key research findings, outstanding teaching, international collaborations, etc.) and briefly describe their significance.  What differences have the nominee's program made?  How does the program impact citizens in Indiana, nationally, and/or internationally?  What funding and scholarly activities have resulted from the integrated program?
  • PROGRAM PARTNERSHIPS: Describe what partnerships were formed with other academic institutions, with industry groups, with government groups, to help make the integrated program successful.
    • Supplementary Information
  • NOMINEE'S CV (limited to 2-pages, single spaced)
  • SUPPORTING LETTERS.  There should be two supporting letters (excluding the nomination letter), including at least one from outside Purdue University.  These should address how the person's integrated program positively impacts his/her field or discipline. 

The application packet should be sent by email to Rebeka Frakes (rhersked@purdue.edu) in the College of Agriculture Dean's Office.  Applications must be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, March 4, 2022 to be considered.  Applications should be arranged in the following order:

  • Nomination cover letter
  • Nomination content (5 page limit)
  • Nominee's CV (2 page limit)
  • Supporting letters

Due Date:           5:00 pm ET, Friday, March 23, 2023
Contact:              Rebeka Frakes, rhersked@purdue.edu

Purpose:

The Purdue Agriculture TEAM Award was created in 1995 to recognize interdisciplinary team achievements of faculty and staff.

Eligibility:          

  • Teams must consist of three or more Purdue faculty and/or administrative-professional staff.(Note: Teams are also encouraged to include clerical/service staff who make substantial contributions to the project's success.)
  • At least two of the faculty or AP staff must be from the College of Agriculture.
  • Team projects should include activities in one or more College mission areas of teaching, research, and extension.
  • Teams with international activities in any of the three mission areas are eligible and encouraged to apply.
  • Teams must have made demonstrable short- and/or long-term impact, preferably in more than one of the mission areas.

Criteria:

  • Identify the issue/opportunity that the team addressed and the group(s) impacted/served by the team activity.
  • Explain how team contributions support the mission of Purdue Agriculture in teaching, research, and/or extension.
  • Describe the interdisciplinary nature of the activity.
  • Provide evidence of innovation/scholarship/creativity resulting from the work of the team.
  • Discuss how the collaboration affected the outcome of the effort.
  • Nomination document must describe the short- and/or long-term impact of the project, preferably with objective data supporting the same. The strength of the application will be enhanced when impact is demonstrated in more than one of the mission areas of teaching, research, and extension.
  • Describe how the team's impact could NOT have occurred in the absence of the team.

Nomination:

  • May be submitted by any Purdue faculty or AP staff member.
  • Maximum of four pages (minimum 12 point Times New Roman, 8.5" x 11" paper with one inch margins).  The nomination must address most, if not all, of the criteria listed above.
  • Appendix must include a one-page list of members, one-page vita for each team member and any supporting materials, as appropriate.
  • The total nomination packet must not exceed 50 pages.
  • Unsuccessful nominations may be updated and re-submitted two times for consideration (a maximum of three years).
  • An electronic copy must be submitted by Thursday, March 24th to Rebeka Frakes in the Dean of Agriculture's Office at rhersked@purdue.edu. Please use the checklist on the cover sheet to be sure your nomination meets the requirements.
Due Date:           Thursday, March 23, 2023
Contact:              Rebeka Frakes, rhersked@purdue.edu

Purpose:

Established in 1982, the Ag Research Award recognizes research excellence by a faculty member in the Purdue University College of Agriculture with less than 18 years of experience beyond the Ph.D. 

Eligibility:

Department heads and faculty may nominate deserving candidates with less than 18 years experience beyond the Ph.D.

Criteria:

Ag Research bestows this award annually to recognize a scientist who has demonstrated a high level of excellence in the application of scientific principles to the solution of important research programs and who has, through his or her research, made significant contributions to agriculture, natural resources, and quality of life of Indiana citizens.

Nomination:

  • Nomination documents should clearly and concisely describe significant accomplishments and the impact of the person's research.  A statement from the department head is highly recommended.
  • Note that four (4) supporting letters are required, including two from well-recognized peers in the field from outside Purdue University. It is particularly important to show how the candidate's research satisfies the three primary criteria: 
  • Excellence in research
  • Application of scientific principles to the solution of an important research problem
  • Significant contributions to agriculture, natural resources, or quality of life of Indiana citizens.
Nominations for the 2022 Award must be submitted electronically to Ranae Wetli, rjwetli@purdue.edu, by TBD.
Due Date:           TBA
Contact:              Ranae Wetli, rjwetli@purdue.edu

Purpose:

Who we are and how we work together is of the utmost importance in the College of Agriculture. Our goal is to build and sustain a climate and culture where everyone in the college is included, respected and supported and each individual is able to reach his or her full potential for success. There are many individuals who work every day to foster an environment of respect and optimism. Therefore the "Unsung" Diversity Hero Award was established to acknowledge those individuals who work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of others.

The "Unsung" Diversity Hero award recognizes faculty, staff, and students who have positively influenced a program, department, or organization from behind the scenes with a positive attitude, a willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary, and a commitment to excellence.                

Eligibility:               

  • Faculty, staff, and students who go above and beyond to create a safe and welcoming environment within the college.
  • Individuals whose personal work has had significant positive impact on their department, a program, or organization.
  • Individuals who go out of their way to lead others by setting a positive example for others to follow.
  • Individuals who are directly responsible for diversity initiatives in the college are not eligible for this award.

Nomination:

Due Date:           TBA
Contact:              Amanda Dickson, dicksona@purdue.edu 
Webpage:           https://ag.purdue.edu/omp/Pages/unsung-diversity-hero-award.aspx 

Purpose:

This award, newly-established in the 2019-2020 academic year, is intended to honor the legacy of Prof. Hardin, his contributions to international agriculture, and his many years of service in support of international activities in the Purdue University College of Agriculture. The award recognizes significant contributions of College of Agriculture faculty members to international activities. Faculty members currently serving at any rank in the College of Agriculture are eligible for nomination. The award consists of a plaque and honorarium to be used to further the recipient's international program. Winners will be recognized in a public ceremony and the names of award winners will be placed on permanent display in the agricultural administration building.

Criteria:               

  • Excellence in international research, teaching and/or engagement (the ideal nominee will demonstrate excellence in all mission areas);
  • Global reach and recognition of the individual's program; and
  • Noteworthy contributions to improving the human condition.

Nomination:

Nominations may focus on innovative and impactful contributions to international excellence in any or all College of Agriculture mission areas including research, teaching, and engagement.  The ideal nominee will demonstrate excellence in all three mission areas.  Nomination documents should describe clearly and concisely the individual's international contributions and impacts.

The nomination package must include:

  • A nomination letter highlighting the nominee's contributions and commitment to international activities;
  • Two additional letters of support, including at least one from an international partner or organization; and
  • The nominee's curriculum vitae.

It is particularly important that the nomination package describes how the candidate's efforts satisfy the three primary criteria for the award:

  • Excellence in international research, teaching and/or engagement (the ideal nominee will demonstrate excellence in all mission areas);
  • Global reach and recognition of the individual's program; and
  • Noteworthy contributions to improving the human condition.

Due Date:           TBA
Contact:              Lynn Cornell, lcornell@purdue.edu

Eligibility:

  • One non-tenure track faculty or staff nominee per Department (repeat department nominations are allowed, but previous recipients of the Outstanding Teacher Award for Clinical Faculty and Continuing Lecturers are not eligible).
  • Each department nominee will receive $500 toward travel, supplies, and equipment from the Office of Academic Programs to use in support of teaching and advising; recipients receive $2000 cash award plus a plaque. The College of Agriculture may nominate (1) individual for the university Excellence in Instruction Award for Lecturers.  Our nominee will be chosen from the current and past eligible recipients and nominees of the Outstanding Teacher Award for Clinical Faculty and Continuing Lecturers. For such candidates to be considered, a complete, current nomination packet must be submitted by the due date. A candidate may also be considered and nominated for the USDA Teaching and Student Engagement award.

Nomination:

Limit of 6 pages - (formatting specifics - 12 pt minimum, Times New Roman Font, at least 1" margins).  One document should be submitted and the order of information should be as follows in order to make the selection committee's comparison fair and efficient.

  • Nominee's information (name, position, department, date of initial appointment to Purdue teaching faculty – include other institutions, as appropriate)
  • State of the procedure used in choosing nominee
  • List of undergraduate courses taught (number and title) with dates and number of students enrolled in courses, e.g., CDFS 318, Developmental Assessment – second semester, 2009-10, 30 students enrolled (preferably in table format)
  • Evidence of Nominee's effectiveness related to the following criteria:
  • Instructional effectiveness (e.g., peer evaluations, student evaluations, subsequent course performance)
  • Course instruction improvement and innovation (e.g., IMPACT program, participation in Professors Reviewing Excellent Practices (PREP))
  • Dissemination of teaching effectiveness (e.g. scholarship of teaching and learning, presentations, workshops, peer-reviewed publications, etc.)
  • Teaching honors and awards received by nominee
  • Optional letters of support or student reflections of appreciation

The six (6) page limit will be strictly enforced; only the first 6 pages of the submitted document will be uploaded for committee review.


Due Date:           TBA
Contact:              John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu 

Eligibility:

An award designed to recognize faculty who are exemplars of excellence in mentoring and teaching in the area of graduate education.

  • Current graduate faculty (tenured & tenure-track) member in the College of Agriculture
  • Nominees must demonstrate sustained and significant contributions to graduate education through activities that demonstrate:
  • A record of excellence in teaching, mentoring, coaching, and developing graduate students
  • A commitment to the long-term professional development of graduate students
  • Evidence of innovation and creativity that enhances the graduate experience
  • One nominee per department
  • Previous recipients of this award are not eligible . Repeat nominations from departments are eligible.

Nomination:

Nomination documents (containing the following items 1-3) will be limited to 5 pages (12 pt minimum, Times New Roman Font, at least 1" margins), exclusive of the C.V. and support letters, and should include:

  • A cover sheet with nominee's name, contact information
  • Nominee's reflection on involvement in various aspects of graduate education (1-2 pages); this section would include, but is not to be limited to, innovations in graduate teaching, mentoring, and administrative service towards graduate education and include scholarship of teaching & learning, if applicable.
  • C.V. (include education; Purdue position; graduate courses taught; significant publication [indicate publication co-authored with graduate students by an asterisk on each graduate student's name])
  • Letters of support (4 total) from:
  • A Purdue administrator (department head, dean, etc)
  • Three additional letter from either past or current students (~1 page each)

The five (5) page limit for items 1-3 will be strictly enforced; only the first 5 pages of the submitted document will be uploaded for committee review.

Due Date:           TBA
Contact:             John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu 

Eligibility:

  • One nominee per department (repeat department nominations are allowed, but previous recipients of the Richard L. Kohls Outstanding Early Career Teaching Award are not eligible to be nominated for the award).
  • Each department nominee will recieve $500 toward travel, supplies, and equipments from the Office of Academic Programs to use in support of teaching and advising; recipients receive $2,000 cash award plus a plaque.  The College of Agriculture may nominate (1) individual for the USDA Early Career Teacher Award.  Our nominee will be chosen from eligible current and past recipients and nominees of the Kohls Early Career Award who have not won the national award.  For such candidates to be considered, a complete, current nomination packet must be submitted by the due date.

Nomination:

Limit of 6 pages – (formatting specifics - 12 pt minimum, Times New Roman Font, at least 1” margins).  One document should be submitted and the order of information should be as follows in order to make the selection committee’s comparison fair and efficient:

  1. Nominee's information (name, rank, department, date of initial appointment to Purdue teaching faculty - include other institutions, as appropriate)
  2. Statement of the procedure used in choosing nominee
  3. List of undergraduate courses taught (number and title) with dates and number of students enrolled in courses, e.g., CDFS 318, Developmental Assessment - second semester, 2009-10, 30 students enrolled (preferably in table format)
  4. Evidence of Nominee's effectiveness related to the following criteria:
    • Instructional effectiveness (e.g., peer evaluations, student evaluations, subsequent course performance)
    • Course instruction improvement and innovation (e.g., IMPACT program, participation in Professors Reviewing Excellent Practices (PREP))
    • Contact with students outside the classroom (e.g., academic advising, advising a student organization, etc.)
    • Service as a research mentor for undergraduate students outside of normal classroom activity
    • Participation in college/school or university committees related to undergraduate education
  5. Nominee's professional activities directly related to undergraduate education, including scholarship of teaching and learning
  6. Teaching honors and awards received by nominee
  7. Optional letters of support or student reflections of appreciation

The six (6) page limit will be strictly enforced; only the first 6 pages of the submitted document will be uploaded for committee review.

Eligibility:

  • One tenured or tenure-track faculty nominee per department (repeat department nominations are allowed; previous recipients of the Richard L. Kohls Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award are not eligible; previous recipients of the Kohls Early Career Teaching Award are eligible).
  • Each department nominee will recieve $500 toward travel, supplies, and equipments from the Office of Academic Programs to use in support of teaching and advising; recipients receive $2,000 cash award plus a plaque.  The College of Agriculture may nominate (2) individuals for the university Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. Nominees for the university award include the current awardee, and one nominee from the candidates remaining after the selection of the current Kohls Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award plus previous award recipients of the Kohls Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award who have not won the university-wide award.  For such candidates to be considered, a complete, current nomination packet must be submitted by the due date.

Nomination:

Limit of 6 pages – (formatting specifics - 12 pt minimum, Times New Roman Font, at least 1” margins).  One document should be submitted and the order of information should be as follows in order to make the selection committee’s comparison fair and efficient:

  1. Nominee's information (name, rank, department, date of initial appointment to faculty)
  2. Statement of the procedure used in choosing nominee
  3. List of undergraduate courses taught (number and title) with dates and number of students enrolled in courses, e.g., CDFS 318, Developmental Assessment - second semester, 2009-10, 30 students enrolled (preferably in table format)
  4. Evidence of Nominee;s effectiveness related to the following criteria:
    • Instructional effectiveness (e.g., peer evaluations, student evaluations, subsequent course performance)
    • Course instruction improvement and innovation (e.g., IMPACT program, participation in Professors Reviewing Excellent Practices (PREP))
    • Contact with students outside the classroom (e.g., academic advising, advising a student organization, etc.)
    • Service as a research mentor for undergraduate students outside of normal classroom activity
    • Participation in college/school or university committees related to undergraduate education
  5. Nominee's professional activities directly related to undergraduate education
  6. Teaching honors and awards received by nominee
  7. Optional letters of support or student reflections of appreciation

The six (6) page limit will be strictly enforced; only the first 6 pages of the submitted document will be uploaded for committee review.

Due Date:           TBA
Contact:              John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu

Eligibility:

  • One non tenure-track faculty or staff nominee per department (repeat department nominations are allowed, but previous recipients of the Outstanding Service to Students Award are not eligible).
  • Each department nominee will recieve $250 toward travel, supplies, and equipment from the Office of Academic Programs to use in support of teaching and advising; recipients receive $1,500 cash award plus a plaque. 

Nomination:

Limit of three pages excluding letters of nomination and support – (formatting specifics - 12 pt minimum, Times New Roman Font, at least 1” margins).  One document should be submitted and the order of information should be as follows in order to make the selection committee’s comparison fair and efficient:

  1. Nomination information - 6 headings - each bullet point should be a major heading.  Maximum of three (3) pages for all six (6) major headings.
    • Nominees contact information (Name, Department, Job Title, Address, Phone, Fax, Email)
    • Describe the service or support that the nominee provides to students, including the length of time they have been providing this service
    • Describe how the nominee has helped students achieve their personal and professional goals
    • Describe the nominee's enthusiasm for and familiarity with the service they provide
    • Describe the relationship and interactions with the students and how that has an impact on student success
    • Two or three sentences of background or context regarding each support letter author
  2. Nomination letter (one page limit)*
  3. First letter of support from a current or former student (one page limit)*
  4. Second letter of support from a current or former student (one page limit)*
  5. Third letter of support from a current or former student (one page limit)*

*Addressed to the "Purdue College of Agricultural Awards Committee"

Due Date:           TBA
Contact:              John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu 

Eligibility:

  • One tenured or tenure-track faculty nominee per department (repeat department nominations are allowed, but previous recipients of the Pfendler Outstanding Undergraduate Counselor Award are not eligible to be nominated).
  • Each department nominee will recieve $250 toward travel, supplies, and equipment from the Office of Academic Programs to use in support of teaching and advising; recipients receive $1,500 cash award plus a plaque. 

Nomination:

Limit of 6 pages – (formatting specifics - 12 pt minimum, Times New Roman Font, at least 1” margins).  One document should be submitted and the order of information should be as follows in order to make the selection committee’s comparison fair and efficient:

  1. A cover sheet with nominee's name, contact information
  2. Cover letter from Nominees Department Head or Supervisor.  Please have each bullet point listed below be a major heading:
    • Summarize the nominee's special qualities for counseling
    • Statement of procedure used in arriving at nomination and nominee's ranks
    • School and academic department the nominee is representing
  3. Nominee's Statement - prepared by Nominee.  Please have each bullet point below be a major heading:
    • Detail your specific goals in counseling and the manner in which these goals are attained
    • Number of years spent in counseling at Purdue University, as well as the percentage of total effort spent in counseling
  4. Resume.  Please have each bullet point listed below be a major heading:
    • Educational Background - university/college attended, degrees received, academic honors and awards received
    • University Service - years and types (at Purdue and/or other institutions)
    • University counseling experience, committee assignments, etc.
    • Teaching experience
    • Number of Students Counseled - with dates, if possible
    • Nominee's Professional Competence (in his/her own discipline; to counsel broadly in other areas)
  5. Supporting Material.  Additional supporting material can be included as a supplement to the application and should be entitled "supplemental information".  This information may include student recommendations, comments on particularly unique traits, career highlights, or any other documentation.

The six (6) page limit will be strictly enforced; only the first six pages of the submitted document will be uploaded for committee review.

Due Date:           TBA
Contact:              John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu