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Shepardson Awards

Submit all documents to Kirsten Slaughter-Rice (cas_deanmain@mail.colostate.edu) in the Dean’s Office by Thursday, 5PM, March 1, 2018.  See criteria and documentation  below for details.

Graduate Student Teaching Award

Eligibility: a currently enrolled (as of spring 2018) graduate student in CAS who has demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching of agriculture related courses at CSU within the past academic year.

Application materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head or supervisor summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application.
  • Formal instructor evaluation(s) of the graduate student by their supervisor.
  • At least two letters of recommendation from students and/or faculty and staff that attests to the impact of the nominee’s qualifications for the award.

Faculty Teaching Award
< 10 Years Teaching Experience at CSU

Eligibility: a current CAS faculty member, with under 10 years teaching experience at CSU, who has demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching of agriculture-related courses within the past academic year.

Application materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application.
  • Supervisor’s formal evaluation of instructor based on student success in the classroom.
  • At least two letters of recommendation from students and/or faculty and staff that attests to the impact of the nominee’s qualifications for the award.

Meritorious Teaching/NACTA Award

Eligibility: a CSU faculty member teaching agriculture related courses in soil and crop sciences, animal sciences, agriculture and resource economics, entomology, horticulture, plant pathology, weed science, landscape architecture, and agricultural education related disciplines. Nominees must be current members of the academic faculty as described in section E. 1 of the Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional Manual. Nominees must have teaching experience of seven or more years.

Application materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application.
  • Supervisor’s formal evaluation of instructor based on student success in the classroom and extracurricular activities.
  • At least two letters of recommendation from students and/or faculty and staff that attests to the impact of the nominee’s qualifications for the award.

Charles N. Shepardson Student Leadership Award

Eligibility: a currently enrolled (as of spring 2018) CAS undergraduate with senior standing who has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability during their undergraduate career through employment, activities, and organizations in CAS and CSU related to agricultural sciences and has maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.

NOTE: The winner of the Charles N. Shepardson Student Leadership Award will be offered the opportunity to provide the student remarks at Commencement. The winner will have first right of refusal; acceptance of the commencement speaking engagement is NOT a requirement of the award winner and application materials do not have to attest to the student’s speaking abilities/experience.

Application Materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application – including verification of the minimum GPA requirement.
  • At least two letters of recommendation from faculty and/or staff who can attest to the student’s impact as a leader within the nominee’s department, college, and University.

 

Previous winners

Summit Awards

Submit all documents to Kirsten Slaughter-Rice (cas_deanmain@mail.colostate.edu) in the Dean’s Office by Thursday, 5PM, March 1, 2018.  See criteria and documentation  below for details.

Team Research Award

Eligibility: Team of at least two members; one from CAS and a minimum of one faculty who demonstrates a record of collaborative, interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities that has contributed to the advancement of science and achieved a positive impact on end users. The research program/project should be recognized nationally and/or internationally.

Application Materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head summarizing the nominees’ qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application.
  • Two letters of recommendation that address the impact of the research and the contributions of the research team members on the project.
  • A self-evaluation from the team describing the significant contributions and impact of the research that lists research outcomes – examples include grants, new policies, peer reviewed journal articles, graduate students completed during the lifetime of the project.

Student Impact Award

Eligibility: CAS non-tenure instructors, advisors, faculty, and staff members who have demonstrated a commitment and impact on student’s lives within the college (undergraduate and graduate) through their advising, mentoring, guidance, and support. These activities may take place inside or outside the classroom and demonstrate the nominee’s dedicate to student success and well-being. Nominees can be recognized for exceptional ongoing or situational (one-time occurrence) student-focused impact.

Application Materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head summarizing the nominees’ qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application.
  • At least two letters of recommendation that address the impact the nominee has had on CAS undergraduate or graduate students

Research Contributors Award

Eligibility: Faculty, research associates, staff – including non-student hourly employees, and graduate students both campus-based and research center (AES) based who contribute towards ongoing CAS research projects and make significant impact on research outcomes.

Application Materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s supervisor or collaborator summarizing the nominee’s role and impact of a research project or program.  The cover letter should include the nominee’s qualifications and a list of supplemental materials.
  • At least two letters of recommendation that address the significant contributions and impact of the nominee to the research project’s outcomes.

Community Excellence Award

Eligibility: Faculty and staff who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving our Aggie Community based on the criteria found in the Aggie Community Award categories: customer service, behind the scenes impact, collaborator, and Aggie pride. Previously recognized Aggie Community Award winners are also eligible to receive the Service Award.

Note: Multiple nominees can be recognized in this category including one recipient whose impact is “outreach/engagement�? focused where there efforts are directed towards and impact experienced by external CAS/AES stakeholder audiences.

Application Materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application.
  • At least two letters of support from individuals who can address the nominee’s service activities (does not have to be CAS faculty or staff). External Outreach/Engagement nominees are encouraged to have at least one letter of support from stakeholder audience member addressing the nominee’s impact.

Past Recipients

Aggie Community Award

Aggie Community Award Nomination

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