Employee Awards

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has an approved awards program designed to honor outstanding faculty, staff, administrators, appointed professionals, and teams. For details on how to nominate someone for an award, check the "Guidelines and Suggested Criteria" listed for each award. View all previous recipients of CALS employee awards.

Faculty Awards

A+ Advisor Award
  • Plaque only
  • 1-4 awards presented annually at Honors Convocation (fall semester)
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Student Advisory Council/Career and Academic Services, (520) 621-3611
The Bart Cardon Early Career Faculty Teaching Award
  • $1000 and plaque
  • Presented annually at Honors Convocation (fall semester)
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Mike Staten, Bart Cardon Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Career Development, (520) 621-3613
The Bart Cardon Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award
  • $1000 and plaque
  • Presented annually at Honors Convocation (fall semester)
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Mike Staten, Bart Cardon Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Career Development, (520) 621-3613
Cooperative Extension Faculty of the Year Award
  • $1000 and plaque
  • Presented annually at an appropriate Extension or CALS event
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Jeff Silvertooth, Associate Dean for Economic Development and Director, Cooperative Extension, (520) 621-7205
David E. Cox Faculty Teaching Award
  • $1000 and plaque
  • Presented annually at Honors Convocation (fall semester)
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Mike Staten, Bart Cardon Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Career Development, (520) 621-3613
Research Career Development Award
  • $5000 to be used toward research activities
  • Presented annually
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Parker Antin, Associate Dean for Research, (520) 621-7201
Research Faculty of the Year Award
  • $1000 and plaque
  • Presented annually at the Fall Faculty/Staff Meeting
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Parker Antin, Associate Dean for Research, (520) 621-7201

 

Staff Awards

CALS Outstanding Staff Award
  • $350 for each quarterly winner
  • Plaque presented at Spring or Fall Faculty/Staff Meeting
  • Permanent plaque in Forbes Lobby lists all recipients to date
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: CALS Staff Council/Dean's Office, (520) 621-7621
Outstanding Staff in Cooperative Extension Award
  • $500 and plaque
  • Presented annually at an Extension or CALS event
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Jeff Silvertooth, Associate Dean for Economic Development and Director, Cooperative Extension, (520) 621-7205
Outstanding Staff in Research Award
  • $500 and a plaque
  • Presented annually at the Fall Faculty/Staff Meeting
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Parker Antin, Associate Dean for Research, (520) 621-7201
Outstanding Staff in Support of Instruction and Student Services Award
  • $500 and a pen set
  • Presented annually at Honors Convocation (fall semester)
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Mike Staten, Bart Cardon Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Career Development, (520) 621-3613

 

Administrator, Appointed Professional, Team and Diversity Awards

Administrator of the Year Award
  • Plaque for administrator and $1000 award to unit
  • Presented annually at the Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Director of Administration and Communications, Dean's Office, (520) 621-7198
Outstanding Team Award
  • $500 per person ($2500 maximum per team)
  • Brass plate bearing all team members' names added to master plaque
  • Presented annually at the Fall Faculty/Staff Meeting
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Parker Antin, Associate Dean for Research, (520) 621-7201
Shirley O'Brien Diversity Award
  • $1000 and plaque
  • Presented annually
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Shane C. Burgess, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, (520) 621-7621
Year-to-Year Appointed Professional Award for Excellence
  • $1000 and plaque
  • Presented annually at the Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting
  • How to submit: Guidelines and Suggested Criteria
  • Contact: Jeffrey Ratje, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, (520) 621-7195