This awards program recognizes exceptional performance by faculty and staff members in the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources; the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station; and NDSU Extension.

Criteria differ from category to category, so please read the descriptions carefully. If you are uncertain about the correct category for an individual you wish to nominate, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Agricultural Affairs by email ndsu.vpag@ndsu.edu or phone 701-231-7655 for assistance.

Nomination process

  • The nomination process is an online submission similar to previous years.
  • Nominations for each award will be accepted from any employee, but are limited to one nominee per department or unit.
  • Prior award recipients are eligible to be nominated for an award in the same category if they have not received that award in the past five years.
  • An individual may be nominated for only one of the 10 awards each year.
  • As nominator, you will be able to work on the nomination form, save it and finish later or edit the nomination by clicking on the URL you will receive in a confirmation email.
Nomination deadline: 12 noon, Mon., Oct. 26, 2020

Awards program

All nominees and award winners will be recognized at a ceremony at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, in the NDSU Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center Diederich Atrium.

Award categories

Following is a list of categories and awards in each category. Contact your supervisor's office or leann.frieler@ndsu.edu if you have any questions about the job band.

Vice President for Agricultural Affairs Staff Awards

Three awards have been established by the Office of the Vice President for Agricultural Affairs to recognize exceptional performance by staff members. The 2020 award recipients will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Charles and Linda Moses Staff Award- 3000 job band  (professional staff)

  • This annual award recognizes significant contributions to the mission of NDSU Agricultural Affairs. The purpose is to encourage and reward excellence in job performance by professional staff. Selection will be based on significant contributions by the nominee to the mission of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources; North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station; or NDSU Extension.  The nominee must have at least three years of continuous service in a staff position with an appointment in the college, NDAES or Extension. On- and off-campus staff members are eligible. Nominations for the Charles and Linda Moses Staff Award will be accepted from any employee but are limited to one nominee per department or unit (county office, district office or Research Extension Center).

Rick and Jody Burgum Staff Award4000, 6000 or 7000 bands (technical and paraprofessional; crafts/trades; or services staff)

  • This annual award recognizes significant contributions to the mission of NDSU Agricultural Affairs. The purpose is to encourage and reward excellence in job performance by support staff in technical and paraprofessional; crafts/trades; or services. Selection will be based on significant contributions by the nominee to the mission of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources; North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station; or NDSU Extension. The nominee must have at least three years of continuous service in a staff position with an appointment in the college, NDAES or Extension. On- and off-campus staff members are eligible. Nominations for the Rick and Jody Burgum Staff Award will be accepted from any employee but are limited to one nominee per department or unit (county office, district office or Research Extension Center).

Donald and Jo Anderson Staff Award5000 job band (office support) OR county Extension support staff

  • This annual award recognizes significant contributions to the mission of NDSU Agricultural Affairs. The purpose is to encourage and reward excellence in job performance by office support staff. Selection will be based on significant contributions by the nominee to the mission of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources; North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station; or NDSU Extension. The nominee must have at least three years of continuous service in a staff position with an appointment in the college, NDAES or Extension. On- and off-campus staff members are eligible. Nominations for the Donald and Jo Anderson Staff Award will be accepted from any employee but are limited to one nominee per department or unit (county office, district office or Research Extension Center).
College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources Excellence in Teaching Awards

Three awards have been established by the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources to recognize exceptional performance in teaching and advising. The 2020 award recipients will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Earl and Dorothy Foster Excellence in Teaching Award- 2000 band 10 or fewer years service to CAFSNR 

  • This annual award recognizes outstanding teaching faculty in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources (CAFSNR). The purpose of the award is to encourage and reward excellence in teaching at all levels and among all disciplines. Individuals with 10 or fewer years of service to CAFSNR are eligible for nomination. Nominees must hold a teaching appointment in the CAFSNR and be in the 2000 job band. To nominate someone with 11 or more years of service, see the H. Roald and Janet Lund Excellence in Teaching Award category.

H. Roald and Janet Lund Excellence in Teaching Award- 2000 band  11 or more years service to CAFSNR

  • This annual award recognizes outstanding teaching faculty in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources (CAFSNR). The purpose of the award is to encourage and reward excellence in teaching at all levels and among all disciplines. Individuals with 11 or more years of service to CAFSNR are eligible for nomination. Nominees must hold a teaching appointment in the CAFSNR and be in the 2000 job band. To nominate someone with 10 or fewer years of service, see the Earl and Dorothy Foster Excellence in Teaching Award category.

William J. and Angelyn A. Austin Excellence in Advising Award

  • This annual award recognizes the contributions of faculty and staff who have demonstrated excellence in advising undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources and/or its student organizations.
North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Excellence in Research Awards

Two awards have been established by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station to recognize exceptional performance by faculty or staff. The 2020 award recipients will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Larson/Yaggie Excellence in Research Award- 2000 band  10 or fewer years service to NDAES

  • This annual award recognizes outstanding faculty and Research Extension Center principal investigators who have achieved major accomplishments in research. Nominees must have made a significant research contribution that addresses an applied problem or increases the basic knowledge of the area investigated. Individuals with 10 or fewer years of service in the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES) are eligible for nomination. Nominees must hold a research appointment in the NDAES and be in the 2000 job band. To nominate someone with 11 or more years of service, see the Eugene R. Dahl Excellence in Research Award category. To nominate other research staff, see the Charles and Linda Moses Staff Award category.

Eugene R. Dahl Excellence in Research Award2000 band  11 or more years service to NDAES

  • This annual award recognizes outstanding faculty and Research Extension Center principal investigators who have achieved significant accomplishments in research. Nominees must have a distinguished research program in basic or applied sciences that has gained significant recognition in the state, region, nation and/or internationally. Individuals with 11 or more years of service to the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES) are eligible for nomination. Nominees must hold a research appointment in the NDAES and be in the 2000 job band. To nominate someone with 10 or fewer years of service, see the Larson/Yaggie Excellence in Research Award category.To nominate other research staff, see the Charles and Linda Moses Staff Award category.
NDSU Extension Excellence in Extension Awards

Two awards have been established by NDSU Extension to recognize exceptional performance by professional educators. The 2020 award recipients will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Excellence in Extension Early Career Award- 2000 band  10 or fewer years professional experience

  • This annual award is to encourage and reward significant accomplishments and excellence in Extension educational programs. Individuals with 10 or fewer years of service to NDSU Extension are eligible for nomination. Nominees must hold an Extension appointment and be in the 2000 job band. To nominate someone with 11 or more years of service, see the AGSCO Excellence in Extension Award category.

AGSCO Excellence in Extension Award- 2000 band  11 or more years professional experience

  • This annual award is to encourage and reward significant accomplishments and excellence in Extension educational programs. Individuals with 11 or more years of service to NDSU Extension are eligible for nomination. Nominees must hold an Extension appointment and be in the 2000 job band. To nominate someone with 10 or fewer years of service, see the Excellence in Extension Early Career Award category.

 

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