2014 College of the Environment Awards – Nominations due Friday, February 28

I am writing to invite you to participate in this year’s College of the Environment Awards. Through a College-wide nomination process, this program honors students, staff, and faculty who make exceptional and meaningful contributions to our College community. Award nominations are one of a small handful of ways we can recognize the exceptional talent we have amongst us. For the 2013-2014 year, the College seeks nominations for the following awards:

Distinguished Staff Member
Criteria: Nominees should provide extraordinary service beyond the basic job description and demonstrate the University of Washington values of integrity, diversity, excellence, collaboration, innovation and respect.
Eligible: CoEnv staff members who hold a 50% or greater permanent appointment, have been employed at the University for a minimum of six months as of the nomination deadline.

Outstanding Teaching Faculty
Criteria: Nominees should demonstrate:

* Mastery of subject matter including the continued growth in his/her own teaching
* Demonstration of enthusiasm and innovation in the teaching and learning process
* Ability to engage students both inside and outside of the classroom
* Aptitude to inspire independent and original thinking in students
* Ability to stimulate students to do creative work
* Innovations in course and curriculum design

Eligible: CoEnv tenure-track, WOT (without tenure), and research faculty; lecturers, and instructors.

Outstanding Researcher
Criteria: Research or scholarship contributed within the past two years that has been or has the potential to be widely recognized by peers and whose achievements have had or may have a substantial impact of the profession, on research or the performance of others, or on society as a whole.
Eligible: CoEnv tenure-track, WOT (without tenure), and research faculty; lecturers, instructors, staff or students who are engaged in research.

Outstanding Community Impact
Criteria: Stakeholder engagement within the past two years that stimulates, inspires, and drives interactive uses of environmental science and information to impact the broader community. Includes, but is not limited to one or more of the following:

* Working with communities to change management of natural resources
* Bringing diverse groups of people together to address a common problem
* Developing business, economic or industry solutions through hands-on interaction and collaboration
* Affecting or changing city, local or state policies and/or processes

Eligible: Two awards:

1. Staff or faculty, acting within their role in the College, who did not receive the College of the Environment¹s Outstanding Public Engagement Award the previous year.
2. CoEnv student who did not previously receive the College of the Environment¹s Outstanding Public Engagement Award.

Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist
Criteria: Outstanding academic achievement, including research, overall GPA and other measurable academic achievements, as well as outstanding leadership or service, including community service and leadership on or off campus.
Eligible: CoEnv undergraduate students

Criteria: Outstanding academic achievement, including research, overall GPA and other measurable academic achievements, as well as outstanding leadership or service, including teaching, community service and leadership on or off campus.
Eligible: CoEnv graduate students

To nominate an award recipient, submit a letter of nomination to the Dean, College of the Environment, at the Catalyst site HERE https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/andreap/30612. Nomination
letters should be no more than two pages in length and may be from a single nominator or group of nominators. The deadline for all nominations is Friday, February 28, 2014.

Who will you nominate?

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