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CAAS Award Nominations

Faculty Awards

Faculty Researcher of the Year

This award is meant for a faculty member who has displayed excellence in research. Candidates must be full-time faculty members with a minimum of three years of service in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.  Candidates who have received this award in the past three years are not eligible.  Candidates cannot be nominated for more than one College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Award per year.

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Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year

Candidates must have served in an undergraduate student mentorship capacity for at least 3 years in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. Candidates who have received this award in the past three years are not eligible. Candidates cannot be nominated for more than one College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences award per year.


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Faculty Service Award

The Faculty Service Award was established to recognize and emphasize excellence in service to the operations and governance of the University. Recognized activities will include service at the University, College and/or Department level. Examples include: service on one or more of the standing or ad hoc committees of the Faculty Senate or on other councils, committees, and/or task forces addressing specific university issues and initiatives; service on Department, College, or University-level committees; service on search committees or promotion/tenure committees; and other activities performed in service to the University. This award is not intended to recognize service to a professional organization or community outside of USU. Nominees must be full-time USU faculty members (tenure-track, tenured, or term appointments) without administrative role statements. The recipient cannot have been chosen for this award in the past or served as Faculty Senate President within the last three years.

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Graduate Research Mentor of the Year

Candidates must have served in graduate student mentorship capacity for at least 3 years in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.

Candidates who have received this award in the past three years are not eligible.  Candidates cannot be nominated for more than one College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences award per year.

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International Professor of the Year

The purpose of this award is to recognize prestigious and influential international work by a professor at the University. The recipient must be a tenured member of USU’s faculty. Award selection will be based on the nominee’s history of international work (education, research, technical assistance, or creative activity) and its impact, quality, and recognition.

The Office of Global Engagement will select the recipient from the pool nominated by the academic colleges by overseeing a review panel that evaluates nominations and makes a recommendation for the recipient.  The International Professor of the Year will be recognized for his or her accomplishments at the University Commencement
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Teacher of the Year

Candidate must have responsibility for a minimum of a six-credit annual assignment including at least one undergraduate course. Candidates who have received this award in the past three years are not eligible.

Candidates who have won the Eldon J. Gardner Teacher of the Year (Robin’s Award) are not eligible.  Candidates cannot be nominated for more than one College of Agriculture Award and Applied Sciences per year.

Nomination packets must also include a completed Teacher of the Year Worksheet
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Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year

Candidates must be full-time faculty members with a minimum of three years of service in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.

Full-time professional advisors should NOT be nominated. Candidates who have received this award in the past four years are not eligible. Candidates who have won the University Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year (Robin’s Awards) are not eligible.  Candidates cannot be nominated for more than one College of Agriculture Award and Applied Sciences per year 

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Current Award Winners

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Past Award Winners

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