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CLA Faculty and Staff Awards Nominations

Criteria

The College of Liberal Arts will continue to distribute 11 awards to selected CLA faculty and staff. Awards for CLA tenured and tenure-track faculty will recognize exemplary contributions in the areas of research and creative activities, teaching, professional and institutional service, and innovation. The CLA Diversity Award exists for any CLA faculty member (tenured, tenure-track, or lecturer), and recognizes contributions toward furthering the college's commitment toward diversity and inclusion. 

A lecturer teaching award will celebrate the outstanding contributions of lecturers in CLA classrooms. Lecturers may also be considered for the innovation award. Staff members will continue to be honored for demonstrating excellence in their positions. Awards will be presented at the college awards ceremony the last week of spring quarter. Detailed information for each award, including eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and nomination guidelines, can be found below."

Deadline

Award nominations must be submitted via email by department chairs to Lynne Ricard by May 12, 2017.

Please see below for more details.

Award Categories

Please download the nomination forms for the available awards from the links listed below:

Teaching

Richard K. Simon Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Teaching ($500)
This memorial award is presented each year to a tenured faculty member who has sustained outstanding teaching over the course of his or her academic career at Cal Poly. 
Download nomination form

Early Career Award for Achievement in Teaching ($500)
This award recognizes outstanding performance in teaching early in the candidate’s career. 
Download nomination form


Scholarship (Research and Creative Activity)

Richard K. Simon Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Scholarship ($500)
This memorial award recognizes a faculty member who, over the course of his or her career, has generated a national or international reputation for contributions in research and/or artistic creativity, and who has influenced the research and/or creative activities of students. 
Download nomination form

Early Career Award for Achievement in Scholarship ($500)
This award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in research and/or artistic creativity unusually early in his or her professional career. 
Download nomination form

Nomination Guidelines and Processes

Nominations may be submitted by faculty or staff members of the College of Liberal Arts at Cal Poly via the appropriate department chair. 

Award nominations must be submitted electronically by the appropriate department chair via email to Lynne Ricard. The nomination must include the relevant CLA nomination cover sheet, and the entire nomination packet should be sent as a single file in Word or PDF format. 

The electronic nomination file should be named in the following manner: NOMINEELASTNAME_AWARDNAME . Materials in the single file should be organized in the following order:

  1. CLA nomination cover sheet
  2. Nomination letter
  3. Nominee's curriculum vitae/resumé

A faculty or staff member may win each award only once. Questions regarding award criteria and eligibility, as well as the nomination process may be directed to  or 805-756-2706.

 

Service (Institutional and/or Professional)

Richard K. Simon Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Institutional/ Professional Service ($500)
This memorial award recognizes a CLA faculty member for a history of exemplary service to the institution and/or discipline through the course of his or her career.
Download nomination form

Early Career Award for Achievement in Institutional/ Professional Service ($500)
This award recognizes a CLA faculty member for a history of exemplary institutional service early in his or her career.
Download nomination form


Innovation Awards

Dean’s Innovation Award ($500)
This award recognizes a CLA faculty member who generates innovative scholarship and/or pedagogies that advance the college in creative and useful ways. Examples of innovation include creative and productive interdisciplinary collaborations in research/creative activity or teaching, development of new pedagogies in one’s discipline that are portable and scalable to similar disciplines, and creation of novel collaborations with public or private organizations and/or companies that enhance learning and/or scholarly opportunities for students and faculty and advance the college. 
Download nomination form

Lecturer Awards

Outstanding Career Achievement in Teaching by a Lecturer Award ($500)
This award recognizes a lecturer who has sustained outstanding teaching over the course of his or her academic career at Cal Poly.
Download nomination form


Staff Awards

Outstanding Career Achievement Award ($500)
This award recognizes a staff member who has a record of sustained excellence throughout his or her employment at Cal Poly while demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and inspiring excellence in others. 
Download nomination form

Excellence Award ($500)
This award recognizes a staff member whose performance in the current year and/or recent years has far exceeded expectations, advancing the department, college and/or university. Often, this will involve taking on special assignments of importance to the unit, possibly on an overload basis.
Download nomination form


Diversity Awards

CLA Diversity Award ($500)
This award recognizes a CLA faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding effort toward furthering the college’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity in teaching, research, and/or service. 
Download nomination form

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