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

Excellence in Assessment

Excellence in Community Service

Excellence in Online Teaching

Excellence in Research

Excellence in Service to CSN

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

Award Overview: Every spring the Internal Recognition Committee (IRC) will select 10 Excellence Award recipients from the following 5 categories - Assessment, Community Service, Online Teaching, Research and Service to CSN. The nominees will listed on the IRC's webpage. The winner(s) will be announced at Fall Convocation and each recipient will receive a $500 cash award.

Award amount: $500/each

Number of Award Recipients: 10

This is a competitive award, so if only one candidate is nominated, that category will be excluded from the Excellence Awards. There may be more than two recipients from any category based on scoring results and at the discretion of the IRC.

Eligibility: : Faculty or staff member must have been employed at CSN on a full-time basis for at least one (1) year by January 1, 2019. Previous winners cannot be nominated for three years, at which time, only materials not previously submitted will be considered. 

To Nominate: Click on the link to the nomination form and its accompanying score sheet below to find the right category for your nomination. The nomination must be signed by the nominator and nominees. All submissions much be electronic .pdf files emailed to the award coordinator by 5:00 pm on the due date. Nomination period opens late March through April annually.

Award Categories (nomination forms and score sheets):

Excellence in Assessment
Recipient(s) of this award will have demonstrated outstanding contributions to CSN's culture of assessment. This can be through ongoing efforts in the classroom, work on committees within their department or the college and/or though participation on a project that has individual or far-reaching benefits.
Excellence in Assessment Nomination
EXCELLENCE IN ASSESSMENT SCORE SHEET


Excellence in Community Service
Recipient(s) of this award will have exhibited outstanding efforts with non-profit, civic, arts, professional or educational organizations and thereby contribute to the positive image and reputation of CSN.
Excellence in Community Service Nomination
EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE SCORE SHEET


Excellence in Online Teaching
Recipient(s) of this award will have established success in online teaching through promotion of student success, excellent use of technology, effective pedagogy, and relevant professional development.
Excellence in Online Teaching Nomination
EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE TEACHING SCORE SHEET


Excellence in Research
Recipient(s) of this award will have contributed to student success through scholarship and relevant professional development. Efforts include development and execution of a research project which resulted in publication and/or conference participation.
Excellence in Research Nomination
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH SCORE SHEET


Excellence in Service to CSN
Recipient(s) of this award will have demonstrated commitment to service to CSN through a variety of efforts in different areas or exceptional efforts in one area. This could include areas such as customer service or those related to the mission of CSN: access, quality education and/or diversity. Nominees for this award could have also contributed in ways outside of what is outlined here as long as provided examples convey the unique contribution of the nominee. Click on the link to find the nomination form and the accompanying score sheet.
Excellence in Service to CSN Nomination
EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE TO CSN SCORE SHEET