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NASPA Region II Awards & EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Each year NASPA recognizes outstanding members by honoring individual professionals with regional awards. To continue with this tradition, please consider nominating one of your Region II colleagues. Each nomination packet should include two (but no more than five) letters of support from colleagues in addition to your formal nomination letter. The packet should also include the nominee's resume.
NASPA also recognizes the contributions of members who are transforming higher education through outstanding programs, innovative services, and effective administration. All NASPA members are encouraged to enter recently developed and/or longstanding programs and initiatives for consideration for the NASPA Excellence Awards.
A nomination can help you to show appreciation for the people that you work with and an award can bring recognition to an individual and an institution! Join us in recognizing the outstanding achievements of both individuals and programs within NASPA Region II.
Deadline is October 12, 2012.
If you have additional questions, please contact:
AVP Student Development
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16001
NASPA Region II Awards SELECTION PROCESS
Each year, NASPA honors prominent higher education and student affairs leaders for their contributions. The Selections and Awards Committee recommends award nominees to the NASPA Board of Directors for their approval. Upon approval, the awards are presented at NASPA's annual awards luncheon, which takes place during the national conference
Any member of NASPA may nominate someone for this award (current NASPA board members are not eligible for this award). Nominations should include the National Awards Nomination Form, a letter of nomination, a resume, and a minimum of two, but no more than five, letters of support describing the nominee's achievements. Materials should be submitted via the on-line nomination process linked above.
Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA
Named in honor of one of NASPA's most distinguished past presidents (1958-59) and former senior student affairs officer at the University of Illinois, this award honors NASPA members who have demonstrated continuous NASPA membership for 10 or more years and who have served in a leadership role at the state, regional, or national level of NASPA.
Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member
Established in 1986, this award honors the contributions of Robert H. Shaffer, dean and professor emeritus at Indiana University. This award is given to a tenured faculty member who is teaching full time in a graduate preparation program in student affairs. Nominees must be a personal inspiration to graduate students, have served on doctoral committees, have distinguished records of scholarly achievement, including publication in relevant literature, and made significant contributions to professional associations.
Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a *Dean
This award is given to a dean who has demonstrated sustained professional service in student affairs work, high-level competency in administrative skills, innovative response in meeting students' varied and emerging needs, effectiveness in developing junior staff members, and leadership in community and university affairs. This award recipient must have also earned stature among and support of students, faculty, and fellow administrators on his or her campus and made significant contributions to the field through publications or professional involvement. This award honors NASPA's founding president (1919-20) and former dean of men at the University of Wisconsin.
Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education
This award is reserved for one who has rendered service in programs, policies, or research that has made a national impact; and who has contributed to the broad reach of higher education.
Outstanding Contribution to Literature or Research
Nominees for this award must demonstrate professional commitment to student affairs administration. Their literature and/or research will be judged by how well student affairs practitioners use it. The literature and/or research should be applicable to national use and not restricted to local or regional application. (This award is not intended as recognition of publication or research sponsored by or under the auspices of NASPA.)
The President's Award
This award is a special recognition given to a college or university president who has, over a sustained period of time, advanced the quality of student life on campus by supporting student affairs staff and programs. Nominees must show evidence of direct involvement in enhancing the quality of student life on campus, active attempts to involve students and student life staff in governing the institution, and demonstrable contributions to the profession, which have an impact beyond an individual campus.
Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award
Student affairs professionals with a minimum of five years experience are eligible for NASPA's newest award, the Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award. This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the profession and who have contributed to programs that address the needs of students. Recipients must be experienced in creating campus environments that promote student learning and personal development
Community College Professional Award
This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated leadership and a commitment to NASPA and/or the profession. Student Affairs professionals in all position are eligible for this award. The individual nominated must meet the following criteria:
· demonstrated active involvement with the profession, NASPA, and Community College research, policies, or practice; at the regional level;
· contributed to creating a campus environment that promotes student learning and personal development;
· outstanding individual contribution in innovative and responsive services and programs that address varied and emerging needs of students; and
· a minimum of five years experience in student affairs
· be a current NASPA member within the region or have retired from the region
The recipient of this award will be submitted as the region’s candidate for the National Community College Professional Award.
Region II New Professional Award
This award recognizes individuals with four or fewer years in a full time position who have made significant contributions to student life at his/her institution and demonstrated commitment to the profession.
Outstanding Contribution to Student Leadership Programs Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize a professional staff or faculty member's work at the campus level in the area of student leadership programs. The recipient will have made a significant impact on student leadership programs at their institution demonstrated by a commitment to leadership development evidenced through scholarship that advances the field of leadership development and/or practice informed by leadership theory(s).Nominees will have advanced leadership development at their respective institutions through intentional collaborations with and outreach to campus constituencies. The award recipient must have also earned strong stature among and support from students, faculty, and staff on his or her campus as an expert with respect to leadership development and education and an advocate for student leadership development.
Recognizing ExCELLENCE & INNOVATION IN STUDENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES
NASPA recognizes the contributions of members who are transforming higher education through outstanding programs, innovative services, and effective administration. All NASPA members are encouraged to enter recently developed and/or longstanding programs and initiatives for consideration for the NASPA Excellence Awards.
Programs selected for recognition in each category will receive one of three designations: Gold, Silver, or Bronze. The gold recipients from each category will be further judged for the designations of Grand Gold, Grand Silver, and Grand Bronze.
For more information about the NASPA Excellence Awards, click here: NASPA Excellence Awards