Montana State Spring 2022 Awards of Excellence

Nominations due- November 2, 2021

 

Information regarding presentation of the awards will be updated soon.

On behalf of the selection committees, the 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). 

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.

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.

Full description, eligibility, and award process.

Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Academic Award should be directed to Shannon Patterson or Emily Edwards, Advising Commons at [email protected] or 994-3532.)

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 a 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 in 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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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Betty Coffey Award should be directed to Tomomi Yamaguchi, 994-7288 or [email protected]

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Impact of a single, especially significant research achievement or a recent body of significant research work, either of which should be the product of extensive, mature research activity.
  • Typically, the nominee will be someone who has attained the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
  • The nominee for the Wiley Award shall have no role in the nominating process.

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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Wiley Award should be should be directed to Mai Allen, Office of Research,  Economic Development and Graduate Education, 994-2891or [email protected]) 

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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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Cox Faculty Award should be directed to Julie Heard, the Office of the Provost, 994-4373 or [email protected]).

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Innovation: How has the awardee furthered current practice, discovered, and/or implemented new procedures? What is significant about the activity of the award winner?

    With regards to the innovation piece, how has the awardee used sustainability, impact, distinction and alignment with the university mission. Each piece of sustainability, impact, distinction and alignment will be awarded point values as follows:

    Sustainability: How broadly might the innovation(s) of the nominee be implemented? What efficiencies were gained through the work of the awardee?

    Impact: How has the awardee improved the lives of students in the university community? How far does the influence of the award spread? How has the award winner engaged across the university system and the state of Montana?

    Distinction: How has the nominee gone “above and beyond” expectations and objectives within their job description? How does the awardee take initiative, distinguish themselves, and/or otherwise excel amidst their colleagues?

    Alignment: How does the activity of the award nominee embody the mission of MSU/MAES/MES? How does the work of the award winner reflect the values and prioritize the goals articulated in the MSU strategic plan, “Learners and Leaders?”  

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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Excellence in Innovative Service Award should be directed to Julie Clay, [email protected] or 994-7808.)

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Outstanding teaching and mentoring of students that promotes and supports student learning in a course that is delivered fully online.
  • Innovative online curriculum development and/or innovative approach to online course delivery that enhances student engagement.
  • Exemplary contributions to the practice of online instruction and the teaching profession.
  • Demonstrated evidence of research-based, online teaching best practices, including those that maximize instructor presence, facilitate online learning, and build online community through student-to-student interaction.
  • Effective and innovative use of technologies beyond the learning management system (Brightspace), to support and advance online learning.

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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Excellence in Online Teaching award should be directed to Kim Obbink, Director, Academic Techology Office at [email protected] or 994-6550 .

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

The assessment of nominees will involve the quantity of the faculty member’s contributions to open education, the quality of their contributions (depth of sophistication, level of thought, level of innovation, etc.) to open education, and the actual and potential impact of their work, including educational benefit, economic impact and cost-savings for students, number of students impacted by Open Educational Resource (OER) use, etc. 

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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Excellence in Open Education Award should be directed to Doralyn Rossmann, [email protected]) or 994-3153.)

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Significant outreach/engagement achievements.
  • An established body of outreach/engagement related scholarship work.
  • Working collaborately with an organization, colleague, or entity that is outside the academic community to address a challenge or opportunity. 
  • Efforts that go above and beyond the scope of the nominee's position.

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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Excellence in Outreach award should be directed to Kim Obbink, Director, Academic Techology Office at [email protected]) or 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 may be given

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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Fox Faculty award should be directed to Julie Heard, Office of the Provost, 994-4373, [email protected])

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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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the James and Mary Ross Award should be directed to Julie Heard, Office of the Provost, 994-4373, [email protected])

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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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Anna K. Fridley award should be directed to Natalie McKay, [email protected] or 994-4110.)

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.

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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the award should be directed to Betsy Danforth, [email protected] or 994-3836.)

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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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the President's Award for Service Learning should be directed to Rebekah VanWieren, [email protected] or 994-7539.)

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 nominee only.  One award may be given. 

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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the President's Excellence in Teaching award should be directed to Dean Adams, Center for Facaulty Excellence, 994-4555 at [email protected].)

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Outstanding demonstration and commitment to teaching in support of Montana State University’s vision to transform lives and communities in the people’s interest;
  • Exceptional commitment for creating transformational learning experiences and outstanding educational outcomes for all students;
  • Exemplary demonstration of one or more of MSU values to advance educational access for students from across Montana:
    • Excellence, integrity, inclusion, collaboration, curiosity, stewardship;
  • Well-defined demonstration of innovation in practices to invite and sustain student learning and engagement.

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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Provost's Award for Exemplary Service and Fidelity to the Public Land-grant Mission of Montana State University, Carina Beck, [email protected] or 994-7627.)

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Number of graduate students mentored as major professor, and their success.
  • Number of research or creative collaborations with graduate students at MSU.
  • Record of excellence and effectiveness in activities such as:
    • Onboarding new graduate students
    • Guiding graduate students toward intellectual and professional independence
    • Helping graduate students overcome academic or personal obstacles
    • Job placement / career advising of graduating students
  • Innovation in graduate student mentoring.
  • 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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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Provost's Award for Graduate Mentoring should be directed to, Craig Ogilvie, Graduate School, 994-4145 or [email protected].)

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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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Provost's Award for Undergraduate Mentoring should be directed to Julie Heard, Office of the Provost, 994-4373 or [email protected].) 

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 submit one nomination only. One award may be given.

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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the Teaching Innovation Award should be directed Deam Adams, Center for Faculty Excellence, 994-4555, [email protected].)

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Technological/scientific contribution that has the potential for transfer to the private sector or has already been successfully transferred to the private sector.
  • An invention disclosure or patent that has been filed/granted.
  • Multiple nominations may be submitted.  One award may be given.

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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.

(Questions regarding the award for Meritorious Technology/Service should be directed to Mai Allen, Office of Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education, 994-2891 or [email protected].)

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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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.  In the “Narrative” box you can summarize your letter. On the next page you’ll have an opportunity to upload your letter.

(Questions regarding the Women's Faculty Caucus Award should be directed to Ann Ewbank, [email protected] or 994-5788.)

The selection committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Selection will be based on candidates’ achievements and activities regarding research, teaching/mentorship, and service. The letter of nomination should demonstrate sustained national and international recognition of scholarly research; a record of excellence in teaching and mentoring; and outstanding contributions to the State of Montana, or to MSU. Candidates’ contributions to advancing other women’s science careers and creating, maintaining, and/ or championing gender diversity at Montana State University will also be considered as they relate to the three selection criteria outlined above.

    One award may be given.

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Go to the Award Nomination Portal to select the appropriate award and complete the nomination.  In the “Narrative” box you can summarize your letter. On the next page you’ll have an opportunity to upload your letter.

(Questions regarding the Women In Science Distiguished Professor Award should be directed to Cathy Zabinski, [email protected], or 994-4227.)


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