Departmental Leadership Awards

Contact: Dawn Bratsch-Prince, deprince@iastate.edu

Awards Available:

ISU Award for Early Achievement in Departmental Leadership

Purpose:  To recognize a department chair or school director, who has demonstrated exceptional impact on advancing the faculty, staff, students and/or programs in his/her department or school within the first 3 years of their leadership role.

Eligibility: Current department chairs or school directors who have held their first leadership position for up to 3 years.  Recipient must be an ISU employee at the time of the University Awards Ceremony.

Nature of the Award:  $1500 one-time stipend

Number of Awards:  One

Criteria:   Nominees should demonstrate a measureable impact within their department or school such as advancing academic or research programs, introducing new or enhancing existing initiatives central to the department or school mission, streamlining or enhancing program efficiencies, or promoting excellence within the faculty, staff or students. The award recognizes the early impact of a chair/director in creating a new culture within a program, reorganizing or redirecting program activities or significantly advancing programmatic missions of the department/school soon after taking on a leadership role.  A chair/director may only win the award once.

Guidelines for Submitting Nominations for the Early Achievement in Departmental Leadership Award

  1. Follow Format and Electronic Submission Instructions
  2. Complete Faculty University Award Nomination Cover Page [DOC, 39KBPDF, 21KB]
  3. The letter of nomination (no more than three pages) must address the nominee’s qualifications as articulated in the award criteria.
  4. A letter of support from the dean must be included in the nomination packet.
  5. Up to five letters of support may be included from individuals who can speak to the impact of the nominee’s leadership. At least one must be from a faculty member and one from a staff member in the department/school. A letter from outside the department, as appropriate, is desirable.
  6. Include the nominee’s updated curriculum vita.
  7. Supporting materials are optional, but should be limited to no more than 5 pages.
  8. All department nominations should be forwarded to the college for review and submission to the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost.

Nominators must submit their nominations to their college by the college deadline.  When the college is ready to submit their nominations, the college awards coordinator must upload the nominations to the appropriate college folder on CyBox.  If you do not have access to your college's folder on CyBox, please contact Megan Peterson, meganmp@iastate.edu.

Selection Process: The Senior Vice President and Provost will appoint a committee composed of faculty and administrators to review the nominations and advise the Senior Vice President and Provost of its recommendations. Award recipients and their nominator, department chair, dean, or supervisor are notified by May 1.Colleges receive feedback on unsuccessful nominations by July 1.

College Deadlines

Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost deadline is February 10.

 

ISU Award for Departmental Leadership

Purpose: To recognize a department chair or school director who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities in advancing the faculty, staff, students and programs in his/her department.

Eligibility: Current department chairs or school directors. Recipient must be an ISU employee at the time of the University Awards Ceremony.

Nature of the Award: $1500 one-time stipend

Number of awards: One.

Criteria: Nominees should demonstrate leadership in advancing programs and initiatives central to the department; should create a department climate in which students, faculty, and staff can do their best work; should have a record of helping to advance the careers of faculty and staff; should respond effectively to student, faculty and staff issues and concerns; should represent the department well to the college, university, profession and alums; should manage the day-to-day operations of the department efficiently; should provide leadership to the department in achieving departmental, college and university goals; should have continued involvement in academic endeavors; and the strongest candidates will have had campus-wide impact. A chair/director may only win the award once.

Guidelines for Submitting Nominations for the Departmental Leadership Award

  1. Follow Format and Electronic Submission Instructions
  2. Complete Faculty University Award Nomination Cover Page [DOC, 39KBPDF, 21KB]
  3. The letter of nomination (no more than three pages) must address the nominee’s qualifications as articulated in the award criteria.
  4. A letter of support from the dean must be included in the nomination packet.
  5. Up to five letters of support may be included from individuals who can speak to the impact of the nominee’s leadership.  At least one must be from a faculty member and one from a staff member in the department/school. A letter from outside the department, as appropriate, is desirable.
  6. Include the nominee’s updated curriculum vita.
  7. Supporting materials are optional, but should be limited to no more than 10 pages.
  8. All department nominations should be forwarded to the college for review and submission to the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost.

Nominators must submit their nominations to their college by the college deadline.  When the college is ready to submit their nominations, the college awards coordinator must upload the nominations to the appropriate college folder on CyBox.  If you do not have access to your college's folder on CyBox, please contact Megan Peterson, meganmp@iastate.edu.

Selection Process: The Senior Vice President and Provost will appoint a committee composed of faculty and administrators to review the nominations and advise the Senior Vice President and Provost of its recommendations. Award recipients and their nominator, department chair, dean, or supervisor are notified by May 1. Colleges receive feedback on unsuccessful nominations by July 1.

College Deadlines

Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost deadline is  February 10.