Office of the Dean
In 1990, we inaugurated the Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement. The description of the award and the procedure for nomination and selection of candidates are listed below. ALL College employees are eligible, and ALL College employees may submit nominations.
Dean's 2007 Award for Outstanding Achievement
The College of Forestry will recognize outstanding contributions by faculty and staff that significantly advance the mission of the College, through presentation of the Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement. These awards recognize service or performance that is truly exceptional, and “above and beyond” what is expected in a candidate’s job. One or more awards will be made to individuals or groups, not necessarily in every category every year.
The Dean's Award includes a $1,000 (pre-tax) monetary award and a commemorative plaque. Nominations should include a 1-2 page letter from the nominator to the Dean, demonstrating how the individual has met the criteria for the award, providing specific examples. Letters can be signed by more than one nominator. Nominations will be evaluated by the Dean and Associate Deans.
The Dean’s award may recognize outstanding contributions in the following areas:
1) Service (Team or Individual)
Candidates have provided significant service to the profession, the College or its employees, or the public. Examples could include: significant committee service by faculty or staff; significant faculty or staff contribution of time to a project that advances the welfare of faculty, students, and/or staff; significant and effective response to a request for assistance from the public, industry, agencies, governor, legislators, etc.; significant contribution to one of the College’s support functions, e.g., College forests, development, facilities, computing, business services, or other support activity.
2) Advising, Mentoring, and/or Resident Undergraduate and Graduate
Candidates have made a significant contribution to the resident teaching and advising mission. Examples could include: development or significant modification of a COF course that responds to changes in knowledge or understanding, or to gaps in our curriculum; development of a new instructional technique, or adoption of new approaches or techniques in a current course (e.g., distance education); finding ways for students to interact more closely with professionals outside of OSU; development of innovative ways to make the advising function more efficient or effective.
3) Research/Scholarship (Team or Individual)
Candidates have made a significant contribution to the research mission, or have a sustained record of high level of accomplishment. Examples could include: Securing a major grant, in terms of size or prestige; publication of a major book or manuscript; effective leadership of a cooperative or integrated research effort; making a major scientific discovery; obtaining a patent; spearheading research that effectively addresses and makes a significant contribution to the solution of a major, compelling problem or issue.
4) Extended and Continuing Education
Candidates have made a significant contribution to the extended and continuing education mission. Examples could include: development or significant modification of a CE or EE course or program to respond to a change in knowledge and understanding, or gaps in our curriculum; development or adoption of a new instructional methodology, such as distance education; success transferring research to appropriate audiences; leadership for a major conference or symposium; development of a significant increase in the audience for CE or EE programs; development of innovative approaches to outreach education and technology transfer.
5) Support Staff Award (Individual)
Candidates can be either classified staff or professional faculty that serve as the support staff for the College of Forestry. The award is for staff that have furthered the mission of the College and provided support above and beyond their job expectations.
6) FRA Award (Individual)
Candidates can be either Faculty Research Assistants or Faculty Research Associates within the College of Forestry. The award is for FRA’s that have furthered the mission of the College and provided support above and beyond their job expectations.
7) International (Team or Individual)
Candidates have made a significant contribution to the some aspect
of international teaching, research, outreach, or service, or have a
sustained record of high level of accomplishment in international forestry.
Examples could include: publication of a major book or manuscript focused
on international issues; effective leadership of an international development,
educational, outreach, or research effort; leading research that effectively
addresses and makes a significant contribution to the solution of a
major, compelling international problem or issue; development or significant
modification of a COF coursework in issues relevant to international
forestry; implementation of significant coursework in an international
setting or for international students; and significant and effective
response to a request for international assistance.
College of Forestry
Oregon State University
150 Peavy Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-5704
Tel: (541) 737-1585
Fax: (541) 737-2906