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

The call for nominations is announced in the spring each year.

The winner(s) will be announced at fall convocation.

Award amount: $2,500

Number of Award Recipients: 4

Eligibility:To qualify, the candidate must have been employed at CSN for a minimum of three consecutive years by next Fall Convocation. Previous Distinguished Award winners are eligible for this award three years following their previous award and only material not previously submitted will be considered.

Previously, the Distinguished Awards were based on nominations. In order to ensure greater involvement of the candidate, now the Distinguished Awards require an application form that details the accomplishments of the candidate, a 500-word personal statement, two letters of support and the signature of their direct supervisor. Whether the submission is initiated by a nominator or the candidate themselves is not important and is not known to the committee.

The IRC will review the submission and score it against the accompanying score sheet. Both the form and the score sheets can be found on the links below. The IRC then submits the scores and recommendations to the president and VPAA for final selection. These are competitive awards, in the unlikely event only one candidate is nominated, that category will be excluded from the Distinguished Awards.

To Nominate/Apply: If you would like to be considered for a Distinguished Award, then click on the link below to find the application and its accompanying score sheet. If you know someone who is worthy of one of these awards, then encourage them to apply and participate by writing one of the required support letters. The other required materials will need to be supplied by collaboration or by the candidate themselves. All submissions much be electronic .pdf files submitted to the awards coordinator. You will receive a confirmation email within a day or so. Nomination period opens late March through April annually.

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