LAS Professional and Scientific Staff 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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Professional and Scientific Staff Awards

Regents Award for Staff Excellence

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

Eligibility: Professional and scientific employees who have been employed at Iowa State University for a minimum of five (5) years.

LAS Due Date: December 15

University Due Date: February 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

Research Awards

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

LAS Professional and Scientific Research Award

Purpose: To recognize professional and scientific staff members for excellence in research.

Eligibility: Professional and scientific staff members who have conducted research in LAS as a P&S employee for at least five years as of January 1 of the year in which the award is to be given. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Criteria: Documented evidence of notable independent research accomplishments as evaluated by supervisors and/or experts in the nominee’s field. Evidence of the impact of the contributions on the nominee’s discipline. Evidence of external recognition independent of that of any mentor or supervisor. The candidates will be judged by the body of their work while P&S employees at ISU.

Submission Guidelines: Research Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Staff

LAS Due Date: December 15

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

Corresponding University Award: Professional and Scientific Research Award

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Education Awards

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

University Award

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 15

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 15

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

Corresponding University Award: ISU Award for Academic Advising Impact

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 15

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

Corresponding University Award: Not applicable

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Other Awards

Note that the LAS Learning Community Award is open to faculty and P&S staff.

LAS Award

University Award

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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 15

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 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 15

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 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 15

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 15

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 an ISU award and does not have an LAS equivalent.

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 15

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 15

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

Corresponding University Award: Not applicable

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LAS Professional and Scientific Excellence Award

Purpose: The Professional and Scientific Excellence Award recognizes and honors professional and scientific staff members who have been employed by Iowa State University for more than five years and who have achieved excellence in their respective fields.

Eligibility: Employed by Iowa State University in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for more than five years and achieved excellence in respective field. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the awards ceremony.

Criteria:

  • Professional contributions/service within the College (to the university, department or unit, other departments or units, and the P & S system)
  • Professional organizations and positions held
  • Evidence of career progress (promotions and educational advancements)
  • Professional recognitions/contributions beyond the university (community, state, regional, national, international, committees, publications and recognitions)
  • List of publications, papers and patents (including prepared reports, press releases, articles and presentations)

Submission Guidelines: P&S Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Staff

LAS Due Date: December 15

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

Corresponding University Award: Professional and Scientific Excellence Award

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LAS P&S Outstanding New Professional Award

Purpose: The Professional and Scientific Excellence Award recognizes and honors professional and scientific staff members who have been employed by Iowa State University for five years or fewer and who have achieved outstanding performance in their respective fields.

Eligibility: The P&S Outstanding New Professional Award is open to all current professional and scientific employees who have been in the P&S system for 5 years or fewer as of the nomination deadline. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the University Awards Ceremony.

Criteria:

  • Has demonstrated innovative, creative or original ways in accomplishing job responsibilities
  • Has established a pattern of reliability and responsibility in performing job duties
  • Has made an effort toward continual personal and professional development
  • Has exhibited service to Iowa State University and/or community
  • Fosters a spirit of cooperation and has strong interpersonal relationships with fellow employees
  • Exhibits potential for future contributions to Iowa State University and/or community

Submission Guidelines: P&S Award Guidelines

LAS Cover Sheet: For Staff

LAS Due Date: December 15

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

Corresponding University Award: Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional Award

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ISU Carroll Ringgenberg Award

The Carroll Ringgenberg Award, funded from an endowment established in 1995 to honor a long term professional and scientific staff member who was instrumental in the development of facilities planning and space utilization on campus, recognizes extraordinary professional and scientific staff members exhibiting constant and contagious dedication to and goodwill for Iowa State University. For complete award guidelines and nomination information, please visit: https://www.provost.iastate.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/awards/staff/professional-and-scientific#carroll

Eligibility: Staff members must have a minimum of 10 years of service at Iowa State University to be eligible. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the University Awards Ceremony.

LAS Due Date: December 15

University Due Date: February 10, 2019

Note: Nominations for P&S Awards may be submitted by an individual, employing unit or college.  If an individual would like to submit a nomination, please email the complete nomination document to award-cr@iastate.edu.

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

Corresponding LAS Award: Not applicable

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