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2020-2021 COT Awards Program Booklet

2019-2020 COT Awards Program Booklet

2018-2019 COT Awards Program Booklet

Awarding Excellence

The College of Technology Awards recognize faculty and staff who exhibit exemplary performance and make significant contributions to the success of the College of Technology, along with one community engagement project or event and one student organization. The College of Technology seeks nominations for several award categories.

Nominations for the 2021-22 awards will open Fall 2021. Please check back with us!

Award Recommendations

The College of Technology Awards Selection Committee will review all nominations and select each award winner based on the criteria provided below. Given the high standards implicit in these awards, there is no guarantee that all of them will be given each year.

Nomination Process

If you know a colleague, student, project, and/or organization deserving of special recognition, please share your recommendation(s). Self-nominations will also be accepted although individuals who were nominated by others may receive greater consideration. Award recipients are ineligible to apply or be nominated again in the same award category until their fourth year after having been recognized.

For each nomination, please carefully review award criteria and eligibility requirements and then complete a brief nomination form. Feel free to nominate more than one individual or project for each category; however, each nomination requires submitting a separate form. Late nominations will not be accepted.

Click on the College of Technology award categories below for more detailed information and respective links to submit forms. Please direct any questions to College of Technology Dean's Office. We hope you will take this opportunity to nominate candidates.

Award Criteria and Eligibility

College of Technology: Excellence in Faculty Teaching

The Excellence in Faculty Teaching Award honors a faculty member who exhibits exemplary performance in teaching based on contributions to one’s discipline and in alignment with the College of Technology’s mission, goals, values, and strategic plan.

Faculty (tenured faculty, tenure-track faculty, and instructors, as defined by the University) with two or more years of continuous service at the University and who will have taught at least two terms in the current academic year are eligible for this award.

Previous Awardees who are ineligible to be nominated during this academic year:

  • Alina Waite, HRDPT (2020-2021)
  • Bo McNabb, BE (2019-2020)
  • Todd Alberts, AETM (2018-2019)

This year's award recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • high standards of teaching effectiveness;
  • pedagogical techniques that are appropriate to, and effective with, a variety of different learning styles;
  • positive reputation for teaching from the perspectives of students, colleagues, and alumni.

Link to the nomination form: College of Technology: Excellence in Faculty Teaching 

College of Technology: Excellence in Faculty Research

The Excellence in Faculty Research Award honors a faculty member who exhibits exemplary performance in research based on contributions to one’s discipline and in alignment with the College of Technology’s mission, goals, values, and strategic plan.

Faculty (tenured faculty, tenure-track faculty, and instructors, as defined by the University) with two or more years of continuous service at the University are eligible for this award. Only a College of Technology faculty member may nominate a candidate for this particular award.

Previous Awardees who are ineligible to be nominated during this academic year:

  • Michael Williamson, AETM (2020-2021)
  • Philip Lee, ECET (2019-2020)
  • Kristina Lawyer, AETM (2018-2019)

This year's award recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • quality of published work(s) in one’s field, evidenced by number of citations, impact factor, journal ranking, as examples;
  • innovation and originality in theory and practice; introduction of important new concepts or findings;
  • a series of contributions to the field that have an enduring scientific and societal impact;
  • significance of the research for advancing the knowledge in one’s field.

Link to the nomination formCollege of Technology: Excellence in Faculty Research

College of Technology: Excellence in Faculty Service

The Excellence in Faculty Service Award honors a faculty member who exhibits exemplary performance in service based on contributions to one’s discipline and in alignment with the College of Technology’s mission, goals, values, and strategic plan.

Faculty (tenured faculty, tenure-track faculty, and instructors, as defined by the University) with two or more years of continuous service at the University are eligible for this award. Only a College of Technology faculty member or staff member may nominate a candidate.

Previous Awardees who are ineligible to be nominated during this academic year:

  • Brent MacDonald, BE (2020-2021)
  • Alina Waite, HRDPT (2019-2020)
  • Andrew Payne, BE (2018-2019)

This year's award recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • high level of performance beyond normal job requirements and expectations;
  • significant contribution to one’s field;
  • commitment to the College’s mission, goals, values, and strategic plan;
  • collaboration, communication, and cooperation among colleagues, members of the campus community, and students.

Link to the nomination formCollege of Technology: Excellence in Faculty Service 

College of Technology: Staff of the Year

The Staff of the Year Award honors an administrative professional staff member who exhibits exemplary performance and has gone above and beyond the standard work expectations of that position and in alignment with the College of Technology’s mission, goals, values, and strategic plan.

Administrative professional staff with two or more years of continuous service at the University are eligible for this award.

Previous Awardees who are ineligible to be nominated during this academic year:

  • Christine Knight, AVT (2020-2021)
  • Marti Mix, Ph.D. Program & Dean's Office (2019-2020)
  • Marilyn Warden, Student Services (2018-2019)

This year's award recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Exceeds the expectations of the position description and consistently seeks to improve the quality of work assigned;
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the College's mission and core values;
  • Advances important and significant contributions in their area;
  • Displays an ability and willingness to work positively, respectfully, and effectively with others;
  • Improves customer service or increases student satisfaction in his/her respective area;
  • Manages changes in work priorities, procedures, and organization;
  • Fosters collaboration, communication, and cooperation among colleagues and members of the campus community.

Link to the nomination formCollege of Technology: Staff of the Year 

College of Technology: Excellence in Advising

College of Technology: Excellence in Advising

The Excellence in Advising Award honors a faculty member or administrative professional staff member who has gone above and beyond the standard expectations in undergraduate or graduate student advising, in alignment with the College of Technology’s mission, goals, values, and strategic plan.

Faculty (tenured faculty, tenure-track faculty, and instructors, as defined by the University) or administrative professional staff with two or more years of continuous service at the University and who facilitate student academic development are eligible for this award.

Previous Awardees who are ineligible to be nominated during this academic year:

  • Todd Alberts, AETM (2020-2021)
  • Karen Dakic, Student Services (2019-2020)

This year's award recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Offers availability and flexibility to meet with advisees throughout the semester;
  • Demonstrates a caring, helpful attitude toward advisees;
  • Communicates with advisees on a regular basis;
  • Engages students with career and academic mentoring;
  • Provides appropriate referrals to campus resources;
  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and relationship building with advisees;
  • Demonstrates a mastery of institutional regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Embraces and utilizes new advising technologies to promote student success and retention;
  • Understands and communicates departmental curriculum with advisees.

Link to the nomination formCollege of Technology: Excellence in Advising 

College of Technology: Outstanding Community Engagement

The Outstanding Community Engagement Award recognizes a well-deserving project or event undertaken by students, faculty, and/or staff in the College of Technology, based on its significant contributions to a specific discipline or the college and our community.

If you are nominating a project that involved multiple people from COT, please identify 1 or 2 key players who could accept the award on behalf of the larger project.

Previous Awardees who are ineligible to be nominated during this academic year:

  • Fit for the Future Annual STEM Conference by Women in STEM Professions (WISP) (2020-2021)
  • Engineers Week: Children's Museum (2019-2020)

This year's community project or event will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Makes a positive impact in the community beyond ISU;
  • Brings positive recognition to the College, which could include media coverage, social media attention, acknowledgement from university and community leaders or other constituencies in Terre Haute, and other forms of recognition;
  • Leverages the particular skills and knowledge of the College of Technology (e.g., technology, engineering, aviation, design, construction, and training & development) to identify and carry out a specific project(s);
  • Makes the project accessible to students, faculty, and staff of diverse ages, majors, departments, backgrounds, and abilities;
  • Contributes to strong and sustaining relationships with organizations and communities beyond the university.

Link to the nomination formCollege of Technology: Outstanding Community Engagement 

College of Technology: Student Organization of the Year

The Student Organization of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding student organization based on its significant contributions to a specific discipline and/or the college.

Student Organizations that are sponsored by a representative (e.g., faculty member) of the College of Technology are eligible for this award.

Previous Awardees who are ineligible to be nominated during this academic year:

  • Indiana State University Collegiate SHRM Chapter (2020-2021)
  • Women in STEM Professions (WISP) (2019-2020)

This year's student organization will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • shows outstanding service and leadership to its members, the University, surrounding community, and makes notable impacts during the year;
  • meets its designated mission by completing projects and/or programs;
  • exhibits initiative, creativity, adaptability and teamwork;
  • serves students of diverse backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives while striving to have this diversity reflected in its membership and leadership;
  • communicates effectively about its activities, makes the organization accessible to new participants and responds to inquiries about the organization;
  • develops a responsibility transition plan for the continued success of the organization.

Link to the nomination formCollege of Technology: Student Organization of the Year 

College of Technology: Outstanding Faculty Council Service

The Outstanding Faculty Council Service Award honors a member of a Faculty Council subcommittee who exhibits exemplary performance in service and has gone above and beyond the standard service expectations of that committee.

Any individual who is currently serving on a Standing Committee or ad-hoc committee in the College of Technology is eligible for this award. The nominee may not be serving on the Faculty Council itself as either an Officer or Department Representative. Only a College of Technology faculty member, lecturer, or staff member may nominate a candidate.

Previous Awardees who are ineligible to be nominated during this academic year:

  • Andy Perry, BE (2020-2021)
  • Charmaine Mullins-Jamie, BE (2019-2020)

This year's award recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • leadership, responsiveness, and respectfulness while serving; and
  • excellence in, intensity of, commitment to, and overall contribution to service.

Link to the nomination formCollege of Technology: Outstanding Faculty Council Service