College Awards Guidelines

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The CNS Outstanding Achievement Awards recognize excellence and honors faculty and staff members who have made important contributions to their discipline, department, college and university.

Awards are given in the following areas: teaching, research, service/outreach, advising, and staff.

Recipients are presented with their awards and a $1,000 honorarium at a special ceremony in the spring. Teaching Award recipients are also honored at a celebratory dinner in the spring and named in the Undergraduate Commencement program.

The recipients of the CNS Outstanding Teaching, Research, Service/Outreach, and Advising Awards are selected by a committee of past winners, chaired by an Associate Dean. A committee for the CNS Outstanding Staff Award is chaired by a designee appointed by the Dean.

Please visit the CNS Faculty and Staff Honors and Awards list of past recipients.

Nomination Guidelines

Teaching

Teaching

Research

Research

Service/Outreach

Service/Outreach

Advising

Advising

Staff

Staff

All Staff Award nominations must be done using the on-line form.

Deadlines

Nominating materials for the Outstanding Teaching, Research, Service/Outreach, Advising, and the Outstanding Staff Awards are due no later than 5:00 pm on the 3rd Friday in February each year.

Nominating materials for Outstanding Teaching, Research, Outreach/Service, and Advising Awards should be submitted in electronic form (preferably one pdf file) to Amanda Leigh-Hawkins aleigh@cns.umass.edu.

For questions regarding the on-line nomination form for the Outstanding Staff Awards, contact Mary Bell mbell@cns.umass.edu.