Outstanding Community Partner Recognition

In appreciation for the dedication and accomplishments of organizations and/or individuals in our greater Southern New Mexico community, the College of Arts and Sciences has established the Outstanding Community Partner Recognition. The purpose of the recognition is to acknowledge community organizations, and their members, and their partnerships with faculty, staff, and students in our College.

Criteria:

  • Demonstration of sustained efforts that benefits the community, e.g., enriching quality of life which could include creating workforce opportunities, promoting social justice, and/or serving underrepresented groups, etc.

  • Achievements may include but are not limited to: solving persistent social or educational problems; developing innovative solutions to social injustice; preserving cultural heritage; supporting student learning or opportunities; and/or communicating important areas of awareness (e.g. climatic change, energy, healthy eating, etc.) to the general public.

  • Demonstration of a connection to the College of Arts and Science faculty, staff, and/or students. This may include but not be limited to: participation in service learning; collaborative funding opportunities; providing a service to the community.

Eligibility:

This recognition is selected through a nomination process. A department head, faculty member, staff member, or student organization may nominate a community organization and/or an individual in that organization. Organizations must be active in Las Cruces, El Paso, and/or in the Border region. All nomination materials need to be submitted by the deadline through this website.

Selection Process:

  • Majority vote by the College of Arts and Sciences Awards Committee, with preference to applicants who demonstrate broad societal impact.

Nomination Deadline:

  • Nominations will be accepted through Monday, April 4, 2016, at 5:00 pm.

  • Synopsis of how the organization has worked with Arts and Sciences’ faculty, staff, and/or students. Include a clear description of impact/importance of partnership between the College and the organization being nominated.

Outstanding Department Head Award Nomination Form

The college values the service of department heads and recognizes the importance of this role in implementing policy, improving programs, and supporting faculty. The recipient of the Outstanding Department Head Award will receive $1,000 and an additional $2,500 [**Note: the previous indication of $4,000 was an error] will be placed in an account in the department that can be used for any purpose to benefit the faculty, staff, and students as long as it is consistent with university policy. The College will accept multiple nominations and encourages nominations from the previous year.

Nomination/Criteria – Nominations can be made by faculty or staff and should be submitted using the form below no later than 11:59 PM, Monday, April 3rd, 2107.

Nominations letters should be no more than 2 pages, single-spaced and should address why the department head is considered outstanding.

Exempt Staff Development Award Nomination

The Office of the Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences has established an Exempt Staff Development Award designed to recognize the exceptional contributions and achievements of our exempt staff in the College.  Each year, the award will be given in the form of funds to be accessed to support a professional development activity or the purchase of work-related equipment or materials.

Eligibility

All regular, full or part-time exempt employees within the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible each year (except those award recipients from the preceding two years). Nominees must have been employed in the College for at least twelve consecutive months prior to nomination.

Guidelines for Nomination

Each year department or unit heads may nominate exempt staff within her/his program to receive a grant award of $1,000.00 for professional development activity support or the purchase of work related equipment/materials (Note: equipment or supplies purchased with the award are NMSU property).

Nominations are made by electronic submission on the form below.

The number of awards each year will be determined by available fund amounts in the College.

Criteria for Award

Nominations should attest to one or more of the following:

  1. Outstanding service to others
  2. A sustained commitment to excellence in work performance
  3. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of a truly diverse unit or College
  4. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of collegiality and civility
  5. Demonstrated support of one or more of the core values of the College

Selection and Award Procedure

The selection committee will review all nominations and select the awardees. The committee will be comprised of: Two exempt staff members, at least one of whom received the award within the previous two years, a faculty member, and a College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean (who selects the staff representatives on the selection committee each year).

Nominations are due by 11:59 PM Friday, March 17, 2017

AFTER YOU SUBMIT A NOMINATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO JIM MURPHY at murphy@ad.nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate the name of the person you have submitted the Exempt Staff Development award on behalf of. Thanks.

Award recipient(s) will be announced during April 2017.

Non-Exempt Staff Award for Excellence Nomination Form

The Office of the Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences has established a Non-Exempt Staff Award for Excellence designed to recognize the exceptional contributions and achievements of our non-exempt staff in the College.  Each year, the award will be given in the form of a monetary bonus.

Eligibility

All regular, full or part-time non-exempt staff members within the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible each year (except those award recipients from the preceding two years). Nominees must have been employed in the College for at least twelve consecutive months prior to nomination.

A bonus is defined as recognition for exceptional performance above and beyond the normal scope of an employee’s assigned duties and responsibilities. A bonus is a one-time payment from the source deemed most appropriate by the Dean. (Note: continuation of this award program each year is contingent on available funds).

Guidelines for Nomination

Each year department or unit heads may nominate non-exempt staff within her/his program to receive a bonus award of $500.00. The number of awards each year will be determined by available fund amounts in the College.

Criteria for Award

Nominations should attest to one or more of the following:

  1. Outstanding service to others
  2. A sustained commitment to excellence in work performance
  3. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of a truly diverse unit or College
  4. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of collegiality and civility
  5. Demonstrated support of one or more of the core values of the College

Selection and Award Procedure

The selection committee will review all nominations and select awardees. The committee will include: Two non-exempt staff members, at least one of whom received the award within the previous two years from the College, a faculty member, and a College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean (who selects the committee each year).

Nominations are due by 11:59 PM, Friday, March 17, 2017

AFTER YOU SUBMIT A NOMINATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO JIM MURPHY at murphy@ad.nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate the name of the person you have submitted the Non-Exempt Staff award on behalf of. Thanks.

Award recipient(s) will be announced in April 2017.

Outstanding Achievement in Outreach Nomination

In appreciation for the dedication and accomplishments of our faculty members, the College of Arts and Sciences has established Outstanding Faculty Achievement Awards. The purpose of these awards is to reward and recognize those who have demonstrated excellence in Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities, Teaching, and Outreach in accordance to the mission of New Mexico State University.

Outstanding Achievement in Outreach 
($1500)

Criteria:

  • Effort in the broader community that enriches quality of life
  • Achievements in outreach may include but are not limited to: solving persistent social or educational problems, developing innovative solutions to social injustice, preserving cultural heritage or relate critical important areas of awareness (e.g. climatic change, energy, etc.) to the general public.

Eligibility: THIS AWARD IS SELECTED THROUGH A NOMINATION PROCESS. A DEPARTMENT HEAD OR FACULTY MEMBER MAY NOMINATE A FACULTY MEMBER FOR THIS AWARD. THE APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE COLLECTED AND SUBMITTED BY THE NOMINATOR TO THE AWARDS COMMITTEE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

  • All Faculty
  • Eligible to repeat after 2 academic years
  • Meets expectations or higher in all areas on latest Annual Performance Report

Selection process:

  • Majority vote by the College of Arts and Sciences Awards Committee with preference to applicants who demonstrate program or social impact.

Application deadline:

  • Nominations will be accepted through 11:59 PM, Monday, April 3rd, 2017
  • Recipients will be announced during April 2017.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Synopsis

    Please type the synopsis in the text area or upload the pdf format.

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Nomination Form

In appreciation for the dedication and accomplishments of our faculty members, the College of Arts and Sciences has established Outstanding Faculty Achievement Awards. The purpose of these awards is to reward and recognize those who have demonstrated excellence in Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities, Teaching, and Service/Outreach in accordance to the mission of New Mexico State University.

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching $1500

Criteria:

  • Evidence of outstanding teaching that is supported by, but also extends beyond student evaluations
  • Substantive achievement may include but is not limited to: curriculum development, new or innovative pedagogy, mentoring, development, or enhancement of student learning through technology

Eligibility: THIS AWARD IS SELECTED THROUGH A NOMINATION PROCESS. A DEPARTMENT HEAD OR FACULTY MEMBER MAY NOMINATE A FACULTY MEMBER FOR THIS AWARD. THE APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE COLLECTED AND SUBMITTED BY THE NOMINATOR TO THE AWARDS COMMITTEE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

  • All Faculty
  • Meets expectations or higher in all areas on latest Annual Performance Report
  • Eiligible to repeat after 2 academic years

Selection process:

  • Majority vote by the College of Arts and Sciences Awards Committee

Application deadline:

  • Nominations will be accepted through 11:59 PM, Monday, April 3rd, 2017
  • Recipients will be announced during April 2017.

After you submit a nomination, please send an email to JIM MURPHY at murphy@ad.nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate the name of your nominee and this Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award program. Thanks.

Outstanding Achievement (Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities) Nomination

In appreciation for the dedication and accomplishments of our faculty members, the College of Arts and Sciences has established Outstanding Faculty Achievement Awards. The purpose of these awards is to reward and recognize those who have demonstrated excellence in Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities, Service/Outreach, and Teaching, in accordance to the mission of New Mexico State University.

Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities ($1500)

 Criteria:

  • Achieved recent exceptional levels of quality scholarship/research/or creative activity
  • Regional, national or international recognition that may include but is not limited to: publishing, major grant funding, career award, fellowship, performances or other honors

 Eligibility: THIS AWARD IS SELECTED THROUGH A NOMINATION PROCESS. A DEPARTMENT HEAD OR FACULTY MEMBER MAY NOMINATE A FACULTY MEMBER FOR THIS AWARD. THE APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE COLLECTED AND THE FORM SUBMITTED BY THE NOMINATOR.

  • Tenured or Tenure Track-Not Yet Tenured
  • Eligible to repeat after 2 academic years
  • Meets expectations or higher in all areas on the latest Annual Performance Report

Selection process:

  • Majority vote by the College of Arts and Sciences Awards Committee with preference to international or national recognition.

Application deadline:

  • Nominations will be accepted through 11:59 PM, Monday, April 3rd, 2017
  • Award recipients will be announced during April 2017.

After you submit a nomination, please send an email to JIM MURPHY at murphy@ad.nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate the name of your nominee and this Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Scholarship/Research/Creative Activity Award program. Thanks.

 

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.

S.P. Manasse and Margaret Manasse Endowed Fund

Manasse Scholar

The S.P. Manasse and Margaret Manasse Scholar will be awarded to a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences for support of research/creative activity, service/outreach, or teaching. One Manasse Scholar will be selected each spring. The award is in the amount of $10,000 and the recipient will have 2 years to spend the funds. The money may be used to support any special project in research/creative activity, service/outreach, or teaching. The Manasse Scholar will be selected by the College of Arts and Sciences Awards Committee based upon the following criteria as outlined in the Manasse endowment agreement.

The recipient of this award shall:

  • Be an eminent scholar whose record and reputation comports with being named the recipient of this award
  • Be actively engaged in scholarship, teaching, and/or service/outreach
  • Have made significant contributions to scholarship and/or education in his/her chosen area
  • Brings excellence to his/her chosen discipline
  • Provides leadership to faculty and students through scholarship or exemplary academic teaching and classroom rigor

Application requirements and process:

  • Applications are open to all faculty members
  • Applicants must submit a document (5 pages or less) that outlines the significant contributions they have made to their discipline in teaching, research, outreach, or creative activity
  • Provide a brief description of current research, teaching, outreach, or creative activity
  • Provide a current CV
Application deadline:
  • Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM Thursday, April 6th, 2017
  • Recipient will be announced April 2017
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.

College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Travel Grants

The College of Arts and Sciences recognizes the value of faculty development through travel opportunities that include attending conferences, workshops, meetings, and professional symposiums. Travel Grants are designed to help facilitate travel for faculty development or recognition at conferences or conventions and may be used for travel related to faculty research, creative activity, teaching, or outreach development. The College will place the travel funds in an operating account within the respective departments for dissemination to the faculty members who are selected. Recipients have one year to spend the grant.

Travel Grant awards are not expected to exceed $1000.

Selection process:

Recommendation to the Dean by the College of Art and Sciences Awards Committee with preference given to faculty who provide evidence the travel grant will specifically enhance scholarship and in general benefit the faculty, department, and college.

Criteria for selection: 

  • Support of research, creative activity, teaching, or outreach
  • Recognition for excellence at a major conference (e.g invited speaker) is helpful but not required

Eligibility:

  • Tenured or Tenure Track or College Track faculty are eligible to apply
  • “Meets Expectations” or higher in all areas on latest Department Head evaluation
  • Previous recipients must wait two intervening academic years to reapply. For example: an award winner in academic year (fall or spring) 2014-15 may not apply until academic year (fall or spring) 2017-18.

 Application deadline and notification:

  • Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM MDT, Tuesday, September 12, 2017
  • Travel Grant recipients will be announced in mid-to-late September 2017

AFTER YOU SUBMIT A NOMINATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO JIM MURPHY at murphy@ad.nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate that you have submitted a Travel Grant application.  Thanks. 

  • Submit your proposal,1000 words or less discussing how a travel grant will support faculty development, research, creative activity or outreach. Include in your proposal, in addition to the 1000 words, a brief description of the specific amount of Faculty Travel Grant award funding you are requesting and a brief description of the overall budget for the travel.
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  • Accepted file types: pdf.