Outstanding Community Partner Recognition | 11:59 PM MST, Monday, March 4

DEADLINE: 11:59 PM MST, Monday, March 4th, 2019

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 benefit 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:

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

Nomination Deadline:

  • Nominations will be accepted through Monday, 11:59 PM MST, Monday, March 4th, 2019.

  • 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.

Recent OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY PARTNER RECOGNITION award recipients

2018Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program
2017not awarded
2016La Clinica de Familia
Third Judicial District Court Juvenile Drug Court Program

Outstanding Department Head Award Nomination Form | 11:59 PM MST, Monday, February 25

DEADLINE: 11:59 PM MST, Monday, February 25th, 2019

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 in an account for professional use and an additional $2,500 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 MST, Monday, February 25th, 2019.

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

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Recent OUTSTANDING DEPARTMENT HEAD award recipients

2018Julia BarelloArt
David LoContoSociology
2017Glenn FetzerLanguages & Linguistics
2016Jon HoltzmanAstronomy

Exempt Staff Development Award Nomination | 11:59 PM MST, Monday, March 4

DEADLINE: 11:59 PM MST, Monday, March 4th, 2019

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 MST, Monday, March 4th, 2019

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.

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Recent EXEMPT STAFF DEVELOPMENT AWARD recipients:

2018Tiffany SantosGeological Sciences
2017Bill KetzebackAstronomy / Apache Point Observatory
2016Lucille CasasCollege Dean’s Office
Marisa Sage Art / Art Gallery
Abby TrainMathematical Sciences / Math Success Center

Non-Exempt Staff Award for Excellence Nomination Form | 11:59 PM MST, Monday, March 4

DEADLINE: 11:59 PM MST, Monday, March 4th, 2019

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 MST, Monday, March 4th, 2019

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.

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Recent NON-EXEMPT STAFF AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE recipients

2018Barbara BurrellAnthropology
Bea GuzmanPsychology
2017Rosa ChristensenPhysics
Mary HolguinMathematical Sciences
Sylvia SaenzBiology
Andrea Scarborough-JaramilloCriminal Justice
2016Dana Halsall (Barksdale)College Dean’s Office
Nancy Howell Journalism & Mass Communications
Patricia VargasGovernment

Outstanding Achievement in Outreach Nomination | 11:59 P MST, Monday, February 25

DEADLINE: 11:59 P MST, Monday, February 25th, 2019

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 with the mission of New Mexico State University.

Outstanding Achievement in Outreach 
($1500)

Criteria:

  • Effort in the broader community that enriches the 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 informing about 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:

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

Application deadline:

  • Nominations will be accepted through 11:59 PM MST, Monday, February 25th, 2019
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Synopsis

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

Recent OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OUTREACH award recipients

2018Anne HubbellCommunication Studies
2017Spencer HerreraLanguages & Linguistics
2016Kwanshun LauCreative Media Institute
Lois StanfordAnthropology

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Nomination Form | 11:59 PM MST, Monday, February 25

DEADLINE: 11:59 PM MST, Monday, February 25th, 2019

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: $2000

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
  • Eligible to repeat after 2 academic years

Selection process:

  • Recommendation to the Dean by the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards Committee

Application deadline:

  • Nominations will be accepted through 11:59 PM MST, Monday, February 25th, 2019

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.

Recent OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TEACHING award recipients

2018Jerry LodderMathematical Sciences
2017Mitch FowlerCreative Media Institute
2016Fumi ArakawaAnthropology
Brian HamptonGeological Sciences
2015Mary BallykMathematical Sciences
Kim SecklerGovernment

Outstanding Achievement (Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities) Nomination
11:59 PM MST, Monday, February 25

DEADLINE: 11:59 PM MST, Monday, February 25th, 2019

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.

Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities ($2000)

 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:

  • Recommendation to the Dean by the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards Committee with preference to international or national recognition.

Application deadline:

  • Nominations will be accepted through 11:59 PM MST, Monday, February 25th, 2019

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.

Recent OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT in SCHOLARSHIP / CREATIVE ACTIVITY / RESEARCH award recipients

2018Thaddieus ConnerGovernment
Ilana LapidCreative Media Institute
2017Jianjun TianMathematical Sciences
2016Margaret GoehringArt
Peter HoudeBiology

S.P. Manasse and Margaret Manasse Endowed Fund | 11:59 PM MDT, Monday, March 11

DEADLINE: 11:59 PM MDT, Monday, March 11th, 2019

The S.P. Manasse and Margaret Manasse Scholar Endowed Fund recognition 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 Dean based upon a recommendation provided by the College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Awards Committee. The Committee’s recommendation will be based upon the following criteria that are 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, and/or creative activity
  • Provide a current CV
Application deadline:
  • Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM MDT, Monday, March 11th, 2019
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
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Recent S.P. Manasse and Margaret Manasse Endowed Fund award recipients:

Spring 2018Dr. Rani AlexanderDepartment of Anthropology
Spring 2017Dr. Kathryn HanleyDepartment of Biology
Spring 2016Dr. Brook MilliganDepartment of Biology
Spring 2015Dr. Timothy Wright Department of Biology
Spring 2014Dr. Margaret MalamudDepartment of History
Spring 2013Dr. Elba SerranoDepartment of Biology
Spring 2012Dr. Enrico PontelliDepartment of Computer Science

College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Travel Grants | 11:59 PM MST, Monday, January 28

DEADLINE: 11:59 PM MST, Monday, January 28th, 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences recognizes the value of faculty development through travel opportunities that include attending conferences, workshops, meetings, exhibitions, and professional symposia. Faculty Travel Grants are designed to help facilitate travel for faculty participation and recognition at conferences or conventions and may be used for travel related to dissemination of faculty research, creative activity, teaching, or outreach development. The College will place the award travel funds in an operating account within the awarded faculty member’s department for support of the travel described in the selected application.

SPRING 2019

FACULTY TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
11:59 PM MST, Monday, January 28, 2019

This Spring 2019 application opportunity is for travel commencing on or after February 01, 2019 and concluding no later than June 15, 2019.

Travel Grant awards are not expected to exceed $1000. It is anticipated that 7 Travel Grant awards will arise from this Spring 2019 call for applications.

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 faculty scholarship and in general benefit the faculty member, department, and college.

Criteria for selection: 

  • Support of research, creative activity, teaching, or outreach dissemination
  • Recognition for excellence at a major conference (e.g invited speaker) is considered a positive attribute when applications are evaluated but is 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) 2017-2018 is not eligible for a subsequent award until academic year 2020-2021.

 Application deadline and notification:

  • Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM MST, Monday, January 28, 2019
  • Travel Grant recipients will be announced in early February 2019

AFTER YOU SUBMIT AN APPLICATION 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.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc.
    You may also upload your proposal
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
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Recent College of A&S Faculty Travel Grant awardees who are ineligible to receive a Fall 2019 award


2018-2019 College of A&S Faculty Travel Grant awardees
(next eligible for a Travel Grant during the 2021-2022 academic year)

Kerry Banazek (English)
Kathryn Bove (Languages & Linguistics)
Christopher Brown (Geography)
Xuemei Chen (Mathematical Sciences)
Michael DeAntonio (Physics)
David LoConto (Sociology)
Louiza Fouli (Mathematical Sciences)
Marlena Fraune (Psychology)
Nichole Hamilton (Theatre Arts)
Manal Hamzeh (Interdisciplinary Studies)
Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza (Languages & Linguistics)
Eric Magrane (Geography)
Margaret Malamud (History)
Joseph Montaño (Mathematical Sciences)
Parth Nagarkar (Computer Science)
Michael Tapia (Criminal Justice)
Jean-Thomas Tremblay (English)
Roopa Vishwanathan (Computer Science)
Tonhgui Wang (Mathematical Sciences)
Laura Anh Williams (Interdisciplinary Studies)
 


2017-2018 College of A&S Faculty Travel Grant awardees
(next eligible for a Travel Grant during the 2020-2021 academic year)

Rani Alexander (Anthropology)
Donovan Bailey (Biology)
Guram Bezhanishvili (Mathematical Sciences)
Nathan Brooks (History)
Robert Cooper (Physics)
Jessika Edgar (Art)
Kristian Finlator (Astronomy)
Mitch Fowler (CMI)
Tiziana Giorgi (Mathematical Sciences)
Richard Greenfield (English)
Brian Hampton (Geological Sciences)
Kelly Jenks (Anthropology)
Peter Kopp (History)
Lauren Rosenberg (English)
Mary Alice Scott (Anthropology)
Brad Shuster (Biology)
Lois Stanford (Anthropology)
Graciela Unguez (Biology)
Mark Waltermire (Languages & Linguistics)
Lauren Waszek (Physics)