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OSU Outreach and Engagement Award

The OSU Outreach and Engagement Award recognizes significant and meritorious work which enhances reciprocal learning with our students, partners and stakeholders through outreach and engagement activities. This includes tenured, tenure-track, clinical track, fixed-term faculty and professional faculty. The recipient receives a plaque and $2,000.

Award Criteria

Selection criteria include:

  • unusual effort to ensure the quality of the outreach and engagement experiences
  • high standards for the rigor and currency of program content and the level of learner performance and reciprocal university learning
  • direct and significant potential for impact upon and involvement with external learners, OSU students, and the University itself
  • original and scholarly contributions about the field of outreach and engagement
  • evidence that the candidate's scholarly contributions have enhanced the effectiveness in extending Oregon State University to the people of Oregon and/or improving the capabilities of the university

Nomination Process

Nominations shall include: (1) the completed nomination form; (2) the nominee's vita highlighting contributions to outreach and engagement; (3) position description indicating breakdown of FTE allocation; (4) educational program evaluations; and (5) three letters of support: one shall be from a current or former student, learner or client; one shall be from a current or emeritus faculty member; and the third may be from current or emeritus faculty, clientele, current or former students, alumni, or others who can provide evidence of the nominee's achievements. Because the nominator completes the nomination form, the nominator is not eligible to submit a letter of support. The letters of support each shall not exceed three single-sided pages using at least 12 font and 1" margins. Please be certain that the nomination materials, particularly the three letters, address the criteria. Signatures on the letters and supporting documents must be included.

The original copy of the nomination form must be submitted to the Faculty Senate Office upon submission of the electronic copy; paper clip the original only – do not staple nor place it in a folder or binder. The nomination packet for the successful recipient becomes the property of University Archives and will not be returned to the nominator.

Selection Process

Nominations will be reviewed and selected by the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee, a member of the Advancement of Teaching Committee and a member of the Outreach and Engagement Council. Committee recommendations will be made on the basis of the information submitted; the committee does not solicit additional information.

(Formerly OSU Extended Education Faculty Achievement Award through 2009.)