Nominations requested for the following awards to be presented at 2017 Spring Convocation.

On behalf of the selection committees, the Interim Provost is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the awards listed below. Awards will be presented to one person in each award category (except where specifically outlined in the award description/criteria) by President Waded Cruzado at Spring Convocation to be held Tuesday, January 10, 2017. 

Please review each award description, click on the award nomination portal and submit your nomination based on the criteria listed for each award. Any additional materials needed from the nominees will be requested directly by the evaluation committee.

The deadline for all submissions is October 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

We greatly appreciate the time and effort in recognizing your peers and should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Provost's Office at 994-4373.

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Strong Interpersonal skills that include a caring, helpful, attitude toward advisees, faculty, and /or staff.
  • Commitment to engage in developmental advising as compared to prescriptive advising.
  • Skill in guiding and supporting the student's journey and academic development.
  • Reliable and consistent availability to advisees.
  • Support for student progress towards graduation and career goals
  • Demonstrated outreach and initiatives to support student success.
  • Multiple nominations may be submitted. One faculty and one staff award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the Academic Award should be directed to Shannon Patterson or Diane Donnelly, Academic Advising Center at advising@montana.edu or 994-3532.)

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

 Phi Kappa Phi, is an Honor Society that recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education. The award is given by the honor society to a faculty member whose accomplishments with students reach beyond the classroom and the library.

  • Multiple nominations may be submitted.  One award for tenure faculty and one non-tenure track faculty award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the Anna K. Fridley award should be directed to Ann Ellsworth, ann.ellsworth@montana.edu, 994-5793.)

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Research and scholarship leading to the creation of a new course or the substantial alteration of an existing course in order to provide a focus on women's issues and/or feminist theory. 
  • The development of ta program that results in elimination of barriers to the success of women on campus. Research leading to programs designed to enhance the participation of women on a discipline or field should reach a significant number of students or show potential for continuing impact.
  • Multiple nominations may be submitted. One award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the Betty Coffey Award should be directed to Bridget Kevane at bkevane@montana.edu.)

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Nomination may be stimulated by a single, especially significant research achievement, or by a recent body of work, either of which should be the product of extensive, mature research activity.
  • Multiple nominations may be submitted.  One award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the Wiley Award should be should be directed to The Office of Research and Economic Development, 994-2891.) 

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Substantial record of scholarship and teaching
  • Faculty member's demonstrable union of superior research with excellence in upper division/graduate instruction
  • Any Montana State University-Bozeman faculty member or academic administrator may nominate a faculty member for this award; a faculty member may not nominate himself/herself. One award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the Cox Faculty Award should be directed to the Office of the Provost, 994-4373).

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Outstanding online teaching and mentoring of students.
  • Innovative online course, program, and/or curriculum development or innovative approach to online course delivery.
  • Exemplary contributions to the practice of online delivery and the teaching profession.
  • Nominations must be submitted by students. One award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the Excellence in Online Teaching award should be directed to Kim Obbink, Director, Extended University, at kobbink@montana.edu, 994-6550.)

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Significant outreach/engagement achievements, outreach programming, and/or an established body of outreach/engagement related scholarship work.
  • Efforts that go above and beyond the scope of the nominee's position on campus.
  • Any Montana State University-Bozeman faculty, state, student, administrator, or private citizen may nominate a faculty and/or staff member for this award; candidates for this award may not nominate herself/himself.  One award for a faculty member and one award for a staff member may be given.

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(Questions regarding the Excellence in Outreach award should be directed to Kim Obbink, Director, Extended University at kobbink@montana.edu, 994-6550).

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Teaching to include work with students at any level and in a wide variety of settings.  Teaching impacts that include the ability to meet student learning objectives, a student centered approach, and/or effective assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Research, scholarship and creative accomplishment is evidenced by a record of especially significant achievements or recent body of work, either of which should be the product of extensive, mature scholarly activity.
  • Mentorship is demonstrated engagement of students in valuable learning processes that integrate successes in teaching and research activities.  Clear outcomes of student success(s) directly resulting from the mentoring activities are a key factor in awardee selection.
  • Each Dean may submit two nominations.  The Dean of Letters and Science may nominate two from Letters and two from Science. One award mayl be given

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(Questions regarding the Fox Faculty award should be directed to the Office of the Provost, 994-4373.)

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Evidence of lecture or laboratory/recitation/studio activities that promote inquiry and synthesis of information at the introductory level.
  • Excellent student evaluations (letters or standardized instruments).
  • Evidence of prior teaching awards at the college, university, national or professional society level.
  • Peer evaluations of teaching excellence/creativity.
  • Outstanding scholarship can be established through publications of books, poetry, juried art exhibits and invited lectures as well as grantsmanship and scientific journal publication.
  • Each Dean may submit two nominations. The Dean of Letters and Science may nominate four candidates: two from Letters and two from Science.  One award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the James and Mary Ross Award should be directed to the Office of the Provost, 994-4373.)

The selection committee will evaluate nominees in the following criteria:

  • Identified learning objectives
  • Evaluation and/or assessment of student learning
  • Structured reflection activities
  • Addresses an actual community identified need
  • Multiple nominations may be submitted.  One award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the President's Award for Service Learning should be directed to the Center for Faculty Excellence, CFE@montana.edu).

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Established record of working to improve issues related to gender, equity, and diversity on any of MSU's four campuses.
  • Multiple nominations may be submitted. One award may be given.

Open to faculty or staff leader.

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(Questions regarding the President's Commission award should be directed to Betsy Danforth at danforth@montana.edu)

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Outstanding teaching to include work with students at any level and in a wide variety of settings; the ability to meet student learning objectives; student centered approach and /or effective assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Evidence of superior student mentoring which should illustrate the nominee's concern for student development beyond the normal expectations for academic advising.
  • Creative course, program, and/or curriculum development, and/or strategies used to keep students and instructor motivated and excited.
  • Exemplary contributions to the teaching profession that include activities that transcend the classroom.
  • Students, faculty and administrators are invited to submit nominations online.  Each individual may nominate one instructor only.  One award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the President's Excellence in Teaching award should be directed to the Center for Faculty Excellence at CFE@montana.edu).

The selection committee will evaluate nominees of the following criteria:

  • Number of graduate students mentored by the candidate as major professor in each of the following categories: PhD, Doctoral, Masters and over what time period
  • Number of graduate committees (not as major professor) served on in each of the following categories: PhD, Doctoral, Masters and over what time period
  • Number of publications that included graduate students from work completed at MSU
  • Any further evidence indicating the quality of mentoring (e.g., national awards to graduate students the candidate mentored as major professor)
  • Each Dean may nominate one faculty member.  The Dean of Letters and Science may nominate two candidates: one from Letters and one from Science.  One award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the Provost's Award for Graduate Mentoring should be directed to the Graduate School, 994-4145).

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Number of undergraduate students mentored
  • Hours of involvement
  • Record of continued involvement with undergraduate research/creativity
  • Recognition of student work through publication, awards, exhibitions, conference presentations, and patents
  • Potential for contribution to research/creativity component of Core 2.0
  • Each Dean may nominate one faculty member. The Dean of Letters and Science may nominate two candidates: one from Letters and one from Science.  One award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the Provost's Award for Undergraduate Mentoring should be directed to the Office of the Provost, 994-4373). 

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Innovation: How has the nominee furthered current practice, discovered and/or implemented new procedures?
  • Sustainability: How broadly might the innovation(s) of the nominee be implemented?
  • Impact: How has the nominee improved the lives of students in the university community?
  • Distinction: How has the nominee gone above and beyond expectations and objectives within their job description?
  • Alignment: How does the activity of the nominee embody the mission of MSU?
  • Multiple nominations may be submitted.  One award may be given.

Open to MSU professional employees.

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(Questions regarding the Rufus T. Firefly award should be directed to Amy Stix, amy.stix@montana.edu, 994-5567).

 The selection committee will evaluate nominees of the following criteria:

  • Contributions made to the teaching and mentoring of students in the honors college.
  • Faculty may be nominated by students, administrators or faculty. One award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the Spirit of Discovery award should be directed to the Honors College, 994-4110).

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Evidence of innovative and/or novel teaching practices that have been incorporated within the past three years
  • Relative comprehensiveness of scope: The innovation must have involved changes in the way a subject is taught
  • Measurable impact on teaching effectiveness, student success and/or retention
  • Potential or realized widespread use within or across disciplines.
  • Students, faculty, administrators and staff are invited to submit nominations online.  Each individual may nominate one instructor only. One award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the Teaching Innovation Award should be directed the to the Center for Faculty Excellence, cfe@montana.edu).

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Made one of more significant technological/scientific contribution
  • The technology has the potential for transfer to the private sector or has already been successfully transferred to the private sector
  • Multiple nominations may be submitted.  One award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the award for Meritorious Technology/Service should be directed to the Office of Research and Economic Development, 994-2891).

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Evaluation of the nominees mentoring activities and skills when mentoring women faculty, particularly junior faculty members both prior to and beyond tenure.
  • Multiple nominations may be submitted.  One award may be given.

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(Questions regarding the Women's Faculty Caucus Award should be directed to Meta Newhouse, meta.newhouse@montana.edu, 994-2201).


Updated 10/06/2016