Award Nomination Guidelines
Adopted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards Committee
Guidelines on the preparation of nominations for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and University awards for nominations submitted to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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There are two separate pools of awards that are reviewed by the CALS Faculty Awards Committee.* One pool is given by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; the other is given by the University (Provost Office). There are separate nomination instructions for each of these awards. In those cases where an identical award is given at both the college and the university levels (e.g. Early Achievement in Research), the Awards Committee encourages departments to nominate individuals initially for the College award. Until a person has received the College award, it would be normal to defer nomination of that person for the University award. If a department chooses, an individual can be nominated for the College and University awards simultaneously, but the Awards Committee discourages this practice. In the event that there are no nominees for an award at the University level, the Awards Committee may ask the department of the winning packet at the College level to prepare the packet for nomination at the University level. An individual can receive each award only once.
Note: A person may receive a particular award one time only. Be sure to check the past winners list before preparing a nomination.
Although there are two separate pools, the nominations for both pools must be submitted to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences by the third Tuesday in November.** Both pools of nominations are ranked separately by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Faculty Awards Committee during December. The ranked nominations for the University awards are then sent forward to the Provost Office, who then considers these rankings in selecting award winners later during spring semester. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences awards are presented at the CALS Spring Awards Program, held early spring semester. The ISU awards are presented in September at the ISU Fall Convocation.
College award winners (and their department chairs) are notified by mid-January. Nomination packets for nominees who do not win College awards may be resubmitted without updating letters of recommendation if the letters are dated within about two years of the resubmission date.
Most nominations are to be submitted electronically by the deadline indicated to the contact listed.
Note: The college deadline dates are earlier than the provost's to allow for a review.
*There are two more pools, not reviewed by the College committee: Alumni Association awards, and ISU Extension awards.
**Note: The college reviews and ranks all university award nominations except the university P&S awards. Send those nominations directly to the Provost’s office by Feb. 10. All other nominations are due to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for review and ranking by the third Tuesday in November, regardless of the due date specified by the Provost office.