The College of the Environment is pleased to announce the winners of our 2012 Distinguished Staff Awards.
- Distinguished Staff Member: Juan Carlos Chavez, Washington Space Grant
- Outstanding Teaching Faculty: Nives Dolšak, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
- Outstanding Researcher: Trevor Branch, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
- Outstanding Community Impact: Karl Lang – Student, Earth and Space Sciences; David Fluharty – Faculty, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
- Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist: Taryn Black, Earth and Space Sciences
- Graduate Dean’s Medalist: Kate Allstadt, Earth and Space Sciences
Our awards and criteria are listed below. The 2013 Awards will be opened in April 2014.
Distinguished Staff Member
Nominees should provide extraordinary service beyond the basic job description and demonstrate the University of Washington values of integrity, diversity, excellence, collaboration, innovation and respect.
College of the Environment staff members who hold a 50% or greater permanent appointment, have been employed at the University for a minimum of six months as of the nomination deadline.
Outstanding Teaching Faculty
Nominees should demonstrate:
- Mastery of subject matter including the continued growth in his/her own teaching
- Demonstration of enthusiasm and innovation in the teaching and learning process
- Ability to engage students both inside and outside of the classroom
- Aptitude to inspire independent and original thinking in students
- Ability to stimulate students to do creative work
- Innovations in course and curriculum design
College of the Environment tenure-track, WOT (without tenure), and research faculty; lecturers, and instructors.
Research or scholarship contributed within the past two years that has been or has the potential to be widely recognized by peers and whose achievements have had or may have a substantial impact of the profession, on research or the performance of others, or on society as a whole.
College of the Environment tenure-track, WOT (without tenure), and research faculty; lecturers, instructors, staff or students who are engaged in research.
Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist
Outstanding academic achievement, including research, overall GPA and other measurable academic achievements, as well as outstanding leadership or service, including community service and leadership on or off campus.
College of the Environment undergraduate students
Graduate Dean’s Medalist
Outstanding academic achievement, including research, overall GPA and other measurable academic achievements, as well as outstanding leadership or service, including teaching, community service and leadership on or off campus.
College of the Environment graduate students
Outstanding Community Collaboration Award
A partnership, program, project or team involving one or more College of the Environment staff, student or faculty, AND one or more external community members or organizations, as an example of a collaborative and innovative approach to environmental science within the broader community. Outcomes or goals might include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Working with communities to change management of natural resources
- Bringing diverse groups of people together to address a common problem
- Developing business, economic or industry solutions through hands-on interaction and collaboration
- Implementing innovative learning strategies for K-12, community and/or non-traditional audiences
- Affecting or changing city, local or state policies and/or processes
- Engaging citizens in the process of science
Staff, student or faculty, acting within their role in the College and engaging with an entity outside of the University; the partnership shall not have received the College of the Environment’s Outstanding Community Collaboration Award the previous year.
To nominate an award recipient, submit a letter of nomination letter to the Dean, College of the Environment, as an attachment via email to email@example.com. Nomination letters should be no more than two pages in length and may be from a single nominator or a group of nominators.