FACULTY AWARDS

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.


RECOGNITION

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 2023.


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.


NOMINATIONS
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. 

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: 5pm EST, Thursday, March 23, 2023
Contact: Rebeka Frakes, rhersked@purdue.edu

More Details & Previous Recipients

PURPOSE
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.


ELIGIBILITY
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.


RECOGNITION
The award consists of a plaque, a $1,500 honorarium funded by the earnings in the Charles Guthrie Patterson Memorial Endowment and Matthew Hamilton Funds, and $10,000 for the recipient’s research program.


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.

Due Date: February 1, 2023
Contact: Ranae Wetli, rjwetli@purdue.edu

ELIGIBILITY
This award, established in the 2019-2020 academic year, honors 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 by College of Agriculture faculty members to international activities. Faculty members currently serving at any rank in the College of Agriculture are eligible for nomination.


RECOGNITION
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: March 4, 2023
Contact: Lynn Cornell, lcornell@purdue.edu

(supported by the Office of Academic Programs; recipients of this award are determined by a committee with representation from faculty and undergraduate students.)

ELIGIBILITY
Clinical faculty with a teaching role and lecturers are eligible to be nominated for this award. Repeat department nominations are allowed; previous recipients of the Outstanding Teacher Award for Clinical Faculty and Lecturers are not eligible. This award recognizes clinical faculty [teaching] and lecturers who have demonstrated commitment to a career in teaching and working with students, the ability to engage and motivate students, and have fostered a culture of instructional continuous improvement in the department, college, and university.


RECOGNITION

  • The awardee receives a cash award of $1,500 and a plaque.
  • Individuals nominated by departments, but not selected as the awardee, will each receive $250 toward travel, supplies, and equipment from the Office of Academic Programs to use in support of teaching and advising.


UNIVERSITY AWARDS
The College of Agriculture may one individual for the university Excellence in Instruction Award for Lecturers. The nominee for the university award is typically the current awardee, providing that the university award criteria are met. For 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 PACKET INSTRUCTIONS
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:

Nomination packet outline:

  • Page 1
    • Nominee's information
      • Name
      • Position and Rank
      • Department
      • Date of initial appointment (include other institutions, as appropriate)
    • Statement of the procedure used in choosing nominee
  • Pages 2-6
    • List of undergraduate courses taught (number and title) with dates and number of students enrolled in courses, 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.

File names should include the department abbreviation_nominee last name_the award name_nomination year (Kohls, Taylor, Pfendler, Early Teaching, Clinical, Service, or Grad Mentor); for example AGEC_Smith_Pfendler_2022.pdf.

Due Date: 5pm EST, Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Submit to: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu and Hope Heathcote, hgoudy@purdue.edu
Contact: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu 

Previous Recipients

(supported by the Office of Agricultural Research & Graduate Education; recipients of this award are determined by a committee with representation from faculty and graduate students.)

ELIGIBILITY
Tenure-track and tenured faculty who are members of the Graduate Faculty are eligible to be nominated for this award. Repeat department nominations are allowed; previous recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Mentor and Teacher (previously Graduate Educator) are not eligible.


RECOGNITION

  • The awardee receives a cash award of $2,500 and a plaque. 


UNIVERSITY AWARDS
The recipient is eligible for consideration for the Purdue University Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor award. For candidates to be considered, a complete, current nomination packet must be submitted by the due date.

NOMINATION PACKET INSTRUCTIONS
Limit of 5 pages + CV + four support letters (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:

This award recognizes faculty who are exemplars of excellence in mentoring and teaching in the area of graduate education. 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

 Nomination packet outline:

  • Page 1 (Cover page)
    • Nominee's information
      • Name
      • Rank
      • Department
      • Date of initial appointment to faculty
  • Pages 2-5
    • Nominee’s reflection on involvement in various aspects of graduate education; this section includes, but is not be limited to, innovations in graduate teaching, mentoring, and administrative service towards graduate education and include scholarship of teaching & learning, if applicable.
    • List of past MS and PhD students for whom the nominee served as major professor and their current positions if available.
  • Letters of support (4 total) from:
    • A Purdue administrator (department head; dean, etc)
    • Three additional letters from either past or current students (~1 page each)
  • CV (include education; Purdue position; graduate courses taught; significant publications [indicate publications co-authored with graduate students by an asterisk on each graduate student’s name])

File names should include the department abbreviation_nominee last name_the award name_nomination year (Kohls, Taylor, Pfendler, Early Teaching, Clinical, Service, or Grad Mentor); for example AGEC_Smith_Pfendler_2022.pdf.

Due Date: 5pm EST, Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Submit to: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu and Hope Heathcote, hgoudy@purdue.edu
Contact: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu or Bernie Engel engelb@purdue.edu

Previous Recipients

(supported by the Office of Academic Programs; recipients of this award are determined by a committee with representation from faculty and undergraduate students.)

ELIGIBILITY
Tenure-track and tenured faculty with demonstrated commitment to a career in teaching and working with students, but who have no more than seven consecutive years of higher education experience (i.e., cumulative years as instructor of record at the college level) are eligible to be nominated for this award. Repeat department nominations are allowed; previous recipients of the Richard L. Kohls Outstanding Early Career Teaching Award are not eligible.


RECOGNITION

  • The awardee receives a cash award of $1,500 and a plaque.
  • Individuals nominated by departments, but not selected as the awardee, will each receive $250 toward travel, supplies, and equipment from the Office of Academic Programs to use in support of teaching and advising.

UNIVERSITY AWARDS
The College of Agriculture may nominate an individual for the university Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award and the national USDA Early Career Teacher Award. Our nominee will be chosen from eligible current and past recipients and nominees of the Kohls Early Career Award. For such candidates to be considered, a complete, current nomination packet must be submitted by the due date.

NOMINATION PACKET INSTRUCTIONS
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.

Nomination packet outline:

  • Page 1
    • Nominee's information
      • Name
      • Rank
      • Department
      • Date of initial appointment to faculty
    • Statement of the procedure used in choosing nominee
  • Pages 2-6
    • List of undergraduate courses taught (number and title) with dates and number of students enrolled in courses, 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))
      • 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
    • Nominee’s professional activities directly related to undergraduate education including scholarship of teaching and learning
    • 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 six pages of the submitted document will be uploaded for committee review.

File names should include the department abbreviation_nominee last name_the award name_nomination year (Kohls, Taylor, Pfendler, Early Teaching, Clinical, Service, or Grad Mentor); for example AGEC_Smith_Pfendler_2022.pdf.

Due Date: 5pm EST, Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Submit to: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu and Hope Heathcote, hgoudy@purdue.edu
Contact: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu 

Previous Recipients

(supported by the Office of Academic Programs; recipients of this award are determined by a committee with representation from faculty and undergraduate students.)

ELIGIBILITY
Tenure-track and tenured faculty are eligible to be nominated for this award. 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.


RECOGNITION

  • The awardee receives a cash award of $2,500 and a plaque.
  • Individuals nominated by departments, but not selected as the awardee, will each receive $250 toward travel, supplies, and equipment from the Office of Academic Programs to use in support of teaching and advising.


UNIVERSITY AWARDS
The College of Agriculture may nominate (2) individuals for the university Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. One of the nominees for the university award is typically the current awardee, and the college selects the second nominee from eligible previous awardees and nominees. For candidates to be considered, a complete, current nomination packet must be submitted by the due date.

NOMINATION PACKET INSTRUCTIONS
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:

 Nomination packet outline:

  • Page 1
    • Nominee's information
      • Name
      • Rank
      • Department
      • Date of initial appointment to faculty
    • Statement of the procedure used in choosing nominee
  • Pages 2-6
    • List of undergraduate courses taught (number and title) with dates and number of students enrolled in courses, g., CDFS 318, Developmental Assessment – second semester, 2001-02, 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))
      • 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
    • Nominee’s professional activities directly related to undergraduate education.
    • 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.

File names should include the department abbreviation_nominee last name_the award name_nomination year (Kohls, Taylor, Pfendler, Early Teaching, Clinical, Service, or Grad Mentor); for example AGEC_Smith_Pfendler_2022.pdf.

Due Date: 5pm EST, Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Submit to: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu and Hope Heathcote, hgoudy@purdue.edu
Contact: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu 

Previous Recipients

(supported by the Office of Academic Programs; recipients of this award are determined by a committee with representation from faculty and undergraduate students.)

ELIGIBILITY
Tenure-track and tenured faculty are eligible to be nominated for this award. Repeat department nominations are allowed; previous recipients of the David C. Pfendler Outstanding Counselor Award are not eligible.

 

RECOGNITION

  • The awardee receives a cash award of $1,500 and a plaque.
  • Individuals nominated by departments, but not selected as the awardee, will each receive $250 toward travel, supplies, and equipment from the Office of Academic Programs to use in support of teaching and advising.

 

UNIVERSITY AWARDS
There is not an equivalent university level award, however the Office of Academic Programs will gladly assist the awardee and nominees who would like to be nominated for a follow-up award within their professional societies, etc.

 

NOMINATION PACKET INSTRUCTIONS
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: 

Nomination packet outline:

  • Page 1
    • Cover letter from Nominee's 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 the procedure used in arriving at nomination and nominee's ranks
    • Pages 2-6
      • Nominee’s Statement – prepared by Nominee. Please address each bullet point listed:
        • 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
      • Qualifications and Experience. Please have each bullet point listed:
        • Educational Background - university/college attended, degrees receive, 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:
          • Within discipline
          • Counseling/mentoring broadly in other areas
      • Supplemental Information
        • Additional supporting material, subject to the page constraint, can be included as a supplement to the application. 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 6 pages of the submitted document will be uploaded for committee review.

File names should include the department abbreviation_nominee last name_the award name_nomination year (Kohls, Taylor, Pfendler, Early Teaching, Clinical, Service, or Grad Mentor); for example AGEC_Smith_Pfendler_2022.pdf.

Due Date: 5pm EST, Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Submit to: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu and Hope Heathcote, hgoudy@purdue.edu
Contact: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu 

Previous Recipients

(Introduced in 2022 and supported by the Office of Academic Programs; recipients of this award are determined by a committee with representation from faculty and undergraduate students.)

ELIGIBILITY
Tenure-track and tenured faculty with at least three years of teaching undergraduates are eligible to be nominated for this award. Repeat department nominations are allowed; previous recipients of the John T. Taylor Excellence in Teaching Innovation Award are not eligible.

RECOGNITION

  • The awardee receives a cash award of $1,500 and a plaque.
  • Individuals nominated by departments, but not selected as the awardee, will each receive $250 toward travel, supplies, and equipment from the Office of Academic Programs to use in support of teaching and advising.

UNIVERSITY AWARDS
The College of Agriculture may nominate an individual for the university Class of 1922 Outstanding Innovation in Helping Students Learn Award. Current and past recipients and nominees of the John T. Taylor Excellence in Teaching Innovation Award will be considered for further nomination to the university award. For such candidates to be considered, a complete, current nomination packet must be submitted by the due date.


NOMINATION PACKET INSTRUCTIONS
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:

Nomination packet outline:

  • Page 1
    • Nominee's information
      • Name
      • Rank
      • Department
      • Date of initial appointment to faculty
    • Statement of the procedure used in choosing nominee
  • Pages 2-6
    • Nominee’s Statement – prepared by Nominee. Please address each bullet point listed:
      • Summarize your teaching philosophy and the role of innovation in achieving your goals for your students.
      • Describe your innovation(s) including motivation for, assessment of, and summary of impact on student achievement. This can include tools, methods, activities, etc., in classrooms, labs, and/or in co-curricular activities.
      • Describe the broader impact of your innovation. This could be further dissemination through publications, presentations, and/or workshops; adoption by other instructors and/or institutions; and awards or recognitions.
    • List of undergraduate courses taught (number and title) with dates and number of students enrolled in courses, g., CDFS 318, Developmental Assessment – second semester, 2001-02, 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)
      • Participation in teacher development programs (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
    • Nominee’s professional activities directly related to undergraduate education.
    • 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.

File names should include the department abbreviation_nominee last name_the award name_nomination year (Kohls, Taylor, Pfendler, Early Teaching, Clinical, Service, or Grad Mentor); for example AGEC_Smith_Pfendler_2022.pdf.

Due Date: 5pm EST, Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Submit to: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu and Hope Heathcote, hgoudy@purdue.edu
Contact: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu 

FACULTY AND STAFF AWARDS

PURPOSE
The Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., presented to Purdue University a generous monetary gift in honor of President Frederick Hovde. The gesture was made in appreciation of Dr. Hovde’s 25 years of leadership to higher education in the state. The University established the Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Educational Service to Rural People of Indiana.

The Award is given annually to a Purdue University faculty or staff member and has a two-fold purpose: (1) to recognize outstanding educational contributions by a faculty or staff member to the well-being and progress of rural Indiana, and (2) to encourage continued achievement and service.


RECOGNITION
The Award carries with it an $800 cash prize and a plaque for the recipient. A permanent display bearing the award winners’ names is in the Agricultural Administration Building at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus.


ELIGIBILITY
Purdue University has many outstanding faculty and staff members who, over the course of time, have contributed to the improvement in the quality of life of the rural people of Indiana. It is fitting and proper that an institution, such as Purdue, recognizes one of its own for outstanding contributions and performance in providing educational excellence to rural people of Indiana. These individuals have contributed in a way and to a degree that is recognized as significantly above the norm. “Above and beyond the call of duty; going the extra mile; outstanding; excellent leader; and, making the best better” are phrases that would be used frequently to identify those who would be considered a worthy recipient of the Hovde Award. It is in this spirit that you are invited to nominate someone to be considered by the selection committee.

Any person who is an active member of the Purdue University faculty and staff as of the nomination deadline, with a record of outstanding achievement and service to rural Indiana may be nominated for the Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence. Persons in all colleges, schools, divisions, and units of the University, including regional campus and field staff as well as those based at the West Lafayette campus, are eligible.

A nominee’s contributions to the progress of rural Indiana may have been in one or more of the following areas:
- Outstanding classroom and counseling performance
- Outstanding research achievement
- Outstanding extension education/engagement programs


NOMINATION
Identifying and adequately documenting outstanding performance is not easy, and we recognize the seriousness and magnitude of the task that we are asking you to undertake. The members of the Screening Committee must have documentable evidence in writing to support a nomination and to explain why the performance is judged to be outstanding. If you are submitting a nomination packet on behalf of an organization, the Selection Committee asks that within the statement of support of the nominee you reflect on the specific impact that the activities (research, teaching, and/or extension/engagement) had on the organization and its membership.

1. Nomination of an eligible Purdue faculty or staff member can be submitted by any individual or organization serving or otherwise interested in the well-being of the people of rural Indiana.
2. Nominations may be updated and submitted for consideration up to three times. The nomination form MUST be accompanied by at least one, but no more than five, additional one-page letters of support. The nomination form with support letter(s) attached must be submitted electronically together in one nomination document.


Due Date: 12pm EST, Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Contact: Rebeka Frakes, rhersked@purdue.edu

More Details & Previous Recipients

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).
  • Please use the Criteria list above to be sure your nomination meets the requirements.

Due Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Contact: Rebeka Frakes, rhersked@purdue.edu

(supported by the Office of Academic Programs; recipients of this award are determined by a committee with representation from faculty and undergraduate students.)

ELIGIBILITY
This award recognizes staff or non-tenure track faculty for outstanding, sustained service to students (e.g. advising, placement, registration, counseling, faculty fellow in residence hall, learning community leader, etc.). Staff or non-tenure track faculty are eligible to be nominated for this award. Repeat department nominations are allowed; previous recipients of the Outstanding Service to Students Award are not eligible.


RECOGNITION

  • The awardee receives a cash award of $1,500 and a plaque.
  • Individuals nominated by departments, but not selected as the awardee, will each receive $250 toward travel, supplies, and equipment from the Office of Academic Programs to use in support of teaching and advising.


UNIVERSITY AWARDS
There is not an equivalent university level award, however the Office of Academic Programs will gladly assist the awardee and nominees who would like to be nominated for a follow-up award within their professional societies, etc.


NOMINATION PACKET INSTRUCTIONS
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:

Nomination packet outline:

  • Pages 1-3
    • Nominee's Contact information:
      • Name
      • Department
      • Job Title
    • Nomination letter
      • 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 
  • Page 4
    • Support letter from a current or former student (one-page limit)
  • Page 5
    • Support letter from a current or former student (one-page limit)
  • Page 6
    • Support letter from a current or former student (one-page limit)

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

File names should include the department abbreviation_nominee last name_the award name_nomination year (Kohls, Taylor, Pfendler, Early Teaching, Clinical, Service, or Grad Mentor); for example AGEC_Smith_Pfendler_2022.pdf.

Due Date: 5pm EST, Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Submit to: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu and Hope Heathcote, hgoudy@purdue.edu
Contact: John Lumkes, lumkes@purdue.edu 

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FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENT AWARDS

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.


RECOGNITION
The recipient receives $1500 S&E to further advance his/her professional development.


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 a 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.


PRESENTATION
Award winners from each category will be presented their award during the College of Agriculture Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration week, January 16-20, 2023.


Nominations Open: October 1, 2022
Nominations Close: 5pm EST, Thursday, November 17, 2022
Contact: Amanda Dickson, dicksona@purdue.edu

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