Deadline for Submissions: Preliminary Nominations are due by December 30 (odd-numbered years)
Characteristics of Excellence in Extension
The CANR Excellence in Extension Award is based on the ECOP National Excellence in Extension Award. The CANR Excellence in Extension Award is presented in even years to an individual who has strived throughout his/her career to achieve the benchmarks reflective of excellence in Extension educational programming. These include, but are not limited to, demonstration of high impact of programs; visionary leadership and anticipation of emerging issues for clientele and the system; commitment to diversity; and integration of programs in partnerships with university colleagues and outside clientele. A successful award recipient should be recognized as a leader in the university and in the respective field of expertise. Awardees should demonstrate the ability to garner a continual flow of resources for sustainable Extension programs, use innovative teaching methods and be recognized by peers and the communities served.
The nominee must be an active Cooperative Extension System professional (state, and/or county) with at least 50 percent FTE university appointment in Extension (Administrative FTE >50% disqualify a nominee) The nominee demonstrates responsibility for Extension programming for ten concurrent years. Nominations may be submitted by a nominee, supervisor, or peer. Past recipients of the CANR Excellence in Extension Award are ineligible for this award.
1. Letter of nominations may be submitted by a nominee, supervisor, or peer. This nomination is a brief paragraph stating noteworthy performance of nominee and is submitted to identified member of Extension Leadership Team.
2. The Extension Leadership Team will select the nominees for full application.
3. Full application includes examples of nominee’s superior work ethic, noteworthy performance, outstanding and meritorious service, positive impacts on the overall goals and objectives of the department and college. Nominations could include input from several sources and all nominees must have a minimum of 10 concurrent years of Extension programming and employment in the college prior to the end of the application deadline.
4. A selection committee made up of Friends of Extension and retirees will be appointed by the Extension Director and will review full applications, and makes the selection.
1. Demonstrated high impact of programs; anticipated and responded to critical public needs with solutions on critical issues. Enhanced the public good indicated by economic, social and/or environmental impact. 35%
2. Recognized excellence in one’s field of expertise as demonstrated by sustained external funding, awards, recognition, and request for regional/state/national addresses and speaking engagements,; and appropriate, peer reviewed publication of scholarly work, including journal articles. 20%
3. Demonstrated innovation in partnerships, funding and educational program delivery. 20%
4. Ability to engage university colleagues in Extension programming with evidence of leadership, teamwork, and mentoring both within and outside Extension 15%
5. Demonstrated conveyance of cultural competencies and appreciation for diversity. 10%
December of odd year award announced
Selection Committee appointed by the Director of Extension by January 1
Preliminary Nominations are due by December 30
Extension Leadership Team selects finalists for full application by January 15
Full applications are due by February 15
Selection committee will make their decision and notify the winners by March 31
Awards presented at College Convocation in May
CANR Excellence in Service Award (for Research Support Staff)
- $2,000 presented biennially in even-numbered years (i.e. 2018, 2020, 2022, etc.)
- Recognizes superior work ethic, noteworthy performance, outstanding and meritorious service, and positive impact on the goals of the department and CANR.
- Deadline: Faculty and staff submit nominations online by March 1 of even-numbered years
Deadline for Submissions: March 1 of even-numbered years
The Excellence in Service Award originated in 2015 to recognize staff in administrative and research support roles. Recipients receive a monetary award of $2,000 presented each year at the College’s Convocation in May. A staff member in an administrative support role is recognized in odd-numbered years, and a staff member in a research support role is recognized in even-numbered years.
Nature of the Award
- One award presented biennially to Research Support Staff in even-numbered years (i.e. 2018, 2020, 2022, etc.).
- Recognizes individuals for superior work ethic, noteworthy performance, outstanding and meritorious service, and positive impact on the overall goals and objectives of their department and CANR.
- The awardee is recognized at the CANR Convocation Ceremony in May and receives:
- an award certificate
- a brick engraved with their name to be placed in the Dunham Garden
- Deadline: Faculty and staff submit nominations online by March 1 of even-numbered years.
Rules of Eligibility for the Award
- Nominee must be a full-time CANR staff member and have completed a minimum of three years employment in the college prior to the end of the March 1 deadline.
- Former recipients of the CANR Excellence in Service Award are ineligible.
- Nominations must be voluntary.
- Nominations must include the supervisor’s endorsement.
- CANR faculty and staff may submit nominations.
- Include examples of nominee’s:
- a. Superior work ethic;
- b. Noteworthy performance;
- c. Outstanding and meritorious service;
- d. Positive impact(s) on the overall goals and objectives of the department and college.
- The committee will accept a maximum of (5) letters of support.
- Nominations may include input from several sources.
- Submit only one nomination per nominee.
- A selection committee appointed by the dean will review all nominations and notify the winner by May 1.
The selection committee must obtain the endorsement of the nominee’s supervisor.