CSN - Nevada Regents’ Awards

CSN Nevada Regents Awards FlyerThe Nevada Regents’ Awards recognizes faculty, staff, and students who have demonstrated significant accomplishments in the areas of academic advising, teaching, creative activities, and student academic leadership. In order to be considered for the award faculty and staff candidates must be full-time and have at least five years of cumulative service at CSN by the date of nomination; and students must be enrolled at minimum in 9 CSN credits and have completed no fewer than 30 credit at CSN by the time the award is granted (January/February). Award winners receive a $5000 stipend. 

Nomination Packets: All nomination materials must be submitted in the order outlined in a PDF format and sent via email to Smita Rao at Contact Us. Incomplete nominations will be returned.  

Call for Nominations: Late August.

DEADLINE: TBD

Wednesday, September 25th at 5 p.m. (all except Regents’ Scholar Award).

Regents’ Scholar Award: Monday, November 4 at 5 p.m.


REGENT AWARD TYPES

Regents’ Academic Advisor Award 

Awarded annually to one community college full-time faculty, administrative faculty, or classified staff with distinguished records of student advisement.  

The Nevada Regents’ Academic Advisor Award is given annually to faculty or staff members with distinguished records of student advisement. One award will be granted to a full-time community college member of the faculty, professional staff, or classified staff who provides undergraduate academic advisement as part of their regular assignment or who provides academic advisement as their primary assignment. Although this award is intended for an individual, a group who by their collaboration have made outstanding contributions in academic advisement may be recognized as well. 

Each nomination must contain the following information only: 

1. Formal letter of nomination from an NSHE employee or student, adhering to the following guidelines: 

The nomination letter must address how the candidate accomplished a significant record of excellence in student advising that is worthy of recognition by the Board of Regents. The letter must address clear evidence of the following: 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students; 
  • Effective advising; 
  • Advising material or tools that the candidate developed; and 
  • The candidate’s advising philosophy. 

2. Supplemental materials as follows: 

  • Most recent evaluation 
  • Three (3) letters of support from persons knowledgeable of the nominee’s qualifications 
  • Evidence/Description of committee work 

All nominations will be scored utilizing the following Rubric Regents' Academic Advisor Award

Regents’ Creative Activities Award

Awarded annually to one community college full-time faculty with distinguished record in creative activity. 

The Nevada Regents’ Award for Creative Activities is given annually to one full-time NSHE faculty members with distinguished records in creative activity from a community college. Although this award is intended for individuals, groups who by their collaboration have made major advances may be recognized as well. 

Each nomination must contain the following information only: 

1. Formal letter of nomination from an NSHE employee or student, adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • The nomination letter must indicate the significance, volume, and quality of the candidate’s creative activity in such a way as to clarify the nominee’s activities for individuals from other disciplines; 
  • The letter must address clear evidence of the national or international stature of the candidate’s creative activity. This evidence should reflect recognized evaluation in the form of critically reviewed presentations, books, and other forms of recognition (e.g., invited presentations, juried exhibitions, awards, honors). A fuller listing of these should be provided in the nominee’s curriculum vitae, which must be attached to the letter of nomination; and 
  • The letter of nomination must address the candidate’s continuous record of long-term creative activity. 

2. Curriculum vitae containing a list of presentations, awards, and honors; and 

3. Supplementary materials as follows: 

  • No more than three examples of a scholarly, creative product (e.g., music CD, art slides, videotape, audiotape, work of fiction or non-fiction, piece of artwork, etc.); 
  • No more than three reviews, adjudications, or testimonials conferred by persons who audited the original work; 
  • No more than three letters of support from persons knowledgeable of the nominee’s qualifications; and 
  • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of up to five persons outside of the NSHE whom the Selection Committee may contact about the candidate’s creative achievements. 

All nominations will be scored utilizing the following Rubric Regents' Creative Activities Award

Regents’ Teaching Award - *Two Awardees

The Nevada Regents’ Teaching Award is given annually to faculty members with distinguished records of teaching. Two awards shall be granted to full-time faculty at an NSHE community college:

  • (1) faculty who is tenured or tenure track, who provide instruction as their primary assignment and
  • (2) faculty who is not tenured or tenure track (market hire), who provide instruction as their primary assignment are eligible for one award

Although these awards are intended for individuals, groups who by their collaboration have made outstanding instructional contributions may be recognized as well. 

Each nomination must contain the following information only: 

1. Formal letter of nomination from an NSHE employee or student, adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • The nomination letter must address how the candidate accomplished a significant record of excellence in teaching that brought recognition to his or her institution. 
  • The letter must provide clear evidence of the candidate’s ability to communicate effectively with students, impart knowledge, and/or develop skills in a manner that excites students’ interest in the subject matter as well as students’ interest in furthering their educational aspirations. 
  • The letter must provide clear evidence of the candidate’s enthusiasm for assessing, revising, and updating instructional methods, materials and technologies; a willingness to attempt and revise innovative instructional activities through varied approaches, methods, materials, or technologies in an effort to create ongoing participatory/active learning in the classroom and move the state of instruction in a field to a new level or in new directions; and a recurring effort to create learning tasks (assignments, exercises, and/or exams) that encourage critical thinking/reasoning skills. 
  • The letter must provide clear evidence of the candidate’s eagerness to be accessible to all students and to provide students with accurate advisement and appropriate referrals to other campus departments or to other NSHE institutions. 

2. A complete curriculum vitae must be attached to the letter of nomination. 

3. Supplementary materials as follows: 

  • No more than three recent self-evaluations and/or evaluations by the candidate’s supervisor or dean. 
  • A summary of student teaching evaluations for no more than three classes. 
  • No more than three examples (reprints or copies) of significant works that the candidate feels are representative of his or her teaching accomplishments. Examples include, but are not limited to, course outlines/syllabi, samples of course handouts, exercises the candidate has developed, distance education materials, videotapes developed by the candidate, and samples of exams. 
  • No more than three letters of support from persons knowledgeable of the nominee’s qualifications. 
  • Names and addresses of up to five persons, including students, whom the Selection Committee may contact regarding the candidate’s effectiveness, achievements, or abilities as a teacher. 

All nominations will be scored utilizing the following Rubric Regents' Teaching Award

Regents’ Scholar Award - *New Deadline for 2019-2020 

Awarded annually to one CSN student with distinguished academic accomplishments, leadership ability, service contributions, and potential for continued success. 

The Nevada Regents’ Scholar Award is given annually to one undergraduate CSN student. The award is based upon distinguished academic accomplishments, leadership ability, and service contributions while a registered CSN student, as well as the recipient’s potential for continued success.  

Eligibility: 

  • Nominees must be currently enrolled in no fewer than nine undergraduate credits in the semester in which they are nominated. 
  • Nominees must have completed no fewer than 30 credit hours at the community college level by the time the award is granted. 
  • Leadership and service accomplishments must have occurred while the nominee is a registered CSN student. 

Each nomination must contain the following information only: 

1. Formal letter of nomination from an academic or administrative faculty member that demonstrates the nominees’ academic and leadership abilities; 

2. NSHE Regents' Scholar Nomination Form; and 

3. Supplemental materials as follows: 

  • Scholarship Resume.  
  • Unofficial CSN Transcripts 

Student Resources 

All nominations will be scored utilizing the following Rubric Regents' Scholar Award