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Awards

Award Descriptions & Nomination form

All CAFLS and PSA employees are eligible to be nominated for the awards listed below.

  • Staff Awards

    These awards recognize staff members who demonstrate outstanding dedication and commitment to the College or PSA and their work unit. All award winners will receive a plaque and honorarium for $500.

    A single award will be given in each of the following staff categories:

    Number of Awards

    Administrative (clerical) – employees who support one or more of the mission areas within CAFLS and PSA (teaching, research, Extension, and public service) by performing a variety of administrative and clerical duties. Examples of employee job titles in this category include but are not limited to: Accounting/Fiscal Analyst I, Admin Specialist, Administrative Assistant, and Administrative Coordinator.

    Technical (field) – employees who support one or more of the mission areas within CAFLS and PSA (teaching, research, Extension, and public service) by performing a variety of field-based technical duties. Examples of employee job titles in this category include but are not limited to: Agriculture/Animal Associate, Agricultural Aide, Building/Ground Specialist, Natural Resources Technician, Program Assistant, and Wildlife Biologist.

    Technical (laboratory/office) – employees who support one or more of the mission areas within CAFLS and PSA (teaching, research, Extension, and public service) by performing a variety of laboratory- or office-based technical duties. Examples of employee job titles in this category include but are not limited to: GIS Manager, Lab Assistant, Lab Specialist, and Research Specialist.

    Professional – employees who support one or more of the mission areas within CAFLS and PSA (teaching, research, Extension, and public service) by performing a variety of duties. The employee applies his or her specialized knowledge to individual situations that are primarily intellectual, managerial or creative, and that require the exercise of discretion and judgment. Examples of employee job titles in this category include but are not limited to: Accounting/Fiscal Analyst (II, and III), Accounting/Fiscal Manager, Director, Extension Associate, Program Coordinator, Scientist, and Student Services Manager.

    Extension Agent (junior) – employees with the job title of Assistant or Associate Extension Agent who support the Extension mission at the county, area, or state level.

    Extension Agent (senior) – employees with the job title of Senior, Senior Associate or Distinguished Extension Agent who support the Extension mission at the county, area, or state level.

    Eligibility

    All full-time staff (FTE and TLP) employees with a minimum of one year of CAFLS or PSA service at the time of nomination are eligible.

    Nomination/Selection Procedure

    Staff may be nominated by their supervisor, other staff, faculty, or students by completing an award cover sheet and submitting the materials specified on the sheet.

    A review committee consisting of one staff member from each category above will screen nominees and make recommendations to the CAFLS Dean and VP of PSA.

  • Faculty Awards

    These awards recognize outstanding contributions of faculty to teaching, research, and Extension, as well as advising and mentoring at Clemson University. All award winners will receive a plaque and honorarium for $500.

    Research – the award honors two faculty members (one junior, and one senior) with high merit of scholarship and exemplary research performance. This award is intended to recognize recent (i.e., last five years) research productivity and achievements – not a lifetime achievement recognition.

    Teaching – the award honors two faculty members (one junior, and one senior) who demonstrate a commitment to quality instruction, show evidence of a creative combination of teaching strategies, and generate enthusiasm in students.

    Extension – the award honors two faculty members (one junior, and one senior) who have demonstrated commitment to excellence in extension/outreach programs and who have made significant contributions to the spirit of engagement found in our land grant mission.

    Advising/mentoring – the award honors one faculty or staff member who has served undergraduate advisees in exemplary ways, or demonstrated excellence in graduate student mentoring.

    Number of Awards

    One faculty or staff member will be honored for their advising or mentoring contributions. Two awards, one for junior faculty and one for senior faculty, will be given in each of the other categories.

    Eligibility

    All regular and special faculty with a minimum of one year of CAFLS service at the time of nomination are eligible. Junior and senior faculty are defined as:

    Teaching

    • Junior - 6 years of experience or less
    • Senior - more than 6 years of experience

    Research

    • Junior - within 10 years of completion of their terminal degree
    • Senior - more than 10 years since completion of their terminal degree

    Extension

    • Junior - Assistant Professor or Post-doctoral Fellow
    • Senior - Associate Professor or Professor

    The advising/mentoring award is open to both faculty and staff (professional) employed by CAFLS.

    Nomination/Selection Procedure

    Faculty may be nominated by their supervisor, other faculty, staff, or students by completing an award cover sheet and submitting the materials specified on the sheet.

    A review committee consisting of a faculty representative from each academic department will screen nominees and make recommendations to the CAFLS Dean.

  • Graduate Student

    These awards recognize outstanding contributions of graduate students to teaching or research at Clemson University.

    Number of Awards

    Up to two teaching and two research awards will be given.

    Eligibility

    The awards are limited to currently enrolled graduate students who have been employed by Clemson as a paid teaching or research assistant during at least one semester in the last academic year.

    Nomination/Selection Procedure

    Students may be nominated by faculty, staff or other students by completing an award cover sheet and submitting the materials specified on the sheet.

    A review committee consisting of the CAFLS Graduate Program Coordinators from each academic department will screen nominees and make recommendations to the CAFLS Dean.

Nomination Deadline

The nomination form and all associated materials must be received in 101 Barre Hall by December 17, 2021 @ 4:30pm.

Please send the completed nomination form and all supporting information packaged together to:

PSA/CAFLS Awards Committee
CAFLS Dean’s Office
101 Barre Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0303

Or, via email to Summer Chandler at spriddy@clemson.edu

Nomination Forms

All nomination forms are fillable files.

Download the appropriate form from Box. 

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