Distinguished Employee Awards

The Distinguished Employee of the Year Awards recognize faculty and staff members who demonstrate excellence in the following categories:

Administrative Faculty of the Year

Classified Employee of the Year

Full-time Faculty of the Year

Part-time Faculty of the Year

Award Overview: Each spring semester the Internal Recognition Committee (IRC) recommends up to four Distinguished Award recipients from the following employee type categories: Administrative Faculty, Classified Employee, Full-Time Faculty, and Part-Time Faculty. Winners are announced at Fall Convocation and each recipient receives a $2500 cash award.

Firm Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2020 by 5 p.m.

Eligibility:

  • The candidate must have been employed at CSN for a minimum of three (3) consecutive years by next Fall Convocation.
  • Any employee previously nominated may be re-nominated provided the employee has not been chosen as a recipient of this award within the last three (3) years.
  • Previous winners cannot be nominated for three years, at which time, only material not previously submitted will be considered.
  • For committee consideration, this nomination must be answered in completion and typed.

Selection Process:

  • The Internal Recognition Committee (IRC) will review and score all nominations based on the criteria outlined in the award category’s score sheet which is made available on the IRC webpage (https://at.csn.edu/irc).
  • Awards may not be given to any Distinguished category with fewer than three (3) nominees.
  • The IRC submits their recommendations to the President and VP of Academic Affairs for final selection.

To Nominate:

This application may be completed in collaboration with a nominator, or by process of self-nomination—the selection committee will evaluate both forms of nomination equally. The application must include the completed nomination form that details the accomplishments of the candidate, a 500-word personal statement and two (2) signed letters of recommendation.

To ensure that the evaluation process is both fair and consistent, please consider how the information will be interpreted by the IRC based on the criteria on the corresponding score sheet. Make sure you provide detailed examples and avoid general comments. Only information included on this form will be considered.

Submit Nomination:

Nominations must be submitted by email electronically as a PDF file to Contact Us  or by 5p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020. In lieu of supervisor signature, nominees need to courtesy copy their supervisor in the email submission. You will receive a confirmation email from an IRC member within 48 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation email, contact Jason Green via email or office phone (702) 651-4828. DO NOT SEND HARD COPIES via intercampus mail.

Award Categories (nomination forms and score sheets):

Distinguished Administrative Faculty of the Year Award
This yearly award recognizes a College of Southern Nevada (CSN) administrative faculty member who has demonstrated distinguished achievements in the area(s) of management, services and/or program provision. Qualified candidates have shown commitment and noteworthy contribution in the following areas: student success, professional development and service to CSN.
Distinguished Administrative Faculty Of The Year Nomination
Distinguished Administrative Faculty of the Year Score Sheet


Distinguished Classified Employee of the Year Award
This award recognizes a College of Southern Nevada (CSN) classified employee who has demonstrated distinguished service to the CSN community. The qualified candidate will show commitment and significant contribution in the following areas: success/customer services, quality work product, continuing education and service to CSN. 
Distinguished Classified Employee Of The Year Nomination
Distinguished Classified Employee of the Year Score Sheet


Distinguished Full-time Faculty of the Year Award
This award recognizes a full-time College of Southern Nevada (CSN) faculty member who has demonstrated distinguished achievements in the area(s) of teaching, counseling and/or library services. The qualified candidate will show commitment and significant contribution in the following areas: student success, best practices in teaching/counseling/librarian services, professional development and service to CSN. 

Distinguished Full-Time Faculty Of The Year Nomination
Distinguished Full-time Faculty of the Year Score Sheet


Distinguished Part-time Faculty of the Year Award 
This award recognizes a College of Southern Nevada (CSN) part-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and service. The qualified candidate will show commitment and significant contribution in the following areas: student success, excellence in teaching, and outstanding service to the college. 
Distinguished Part-Time Faculty Award Nomination
Distinguished Part-Time Faculty of the Year Score Sheet