Nomination Procedures for College Awards

 

AWARDS


Dr. Marion D. “Soc” Socolofsky Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes outstanding teaching.

Nomination Procedure: Nomination packet should include a one to two page letter summarizing why the nominee should be selected. Links to any active website pages or CV may be included. Nomination may be submitted by any faculty or staff member or student.

The nominee must be a faculty member (broadly defined) in the College of Science; need not be tenured or tenure-track, but must be involved with teaching. The nominee should not already hold an honorific such as an endowed chair, professorship, or other esteemed award. Additionally, they should embody the pedagogic qualities Dr. Socolofsky was known for, i.e. strong mentoring, student involvement, going above and beyond the classroom, passion for the student experience, and public outreach and also should embody the personal qualities Dr. Socolofsky was known for, i.e. genial, engaging with students, and seen as a resource/advocate.

Submission Deadline Paper or e-submission to the Office of Development, ecentanni@lsufoundation.org by January 12, 2018.

 

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Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes a graduate student who has submitted an exceptional PhD dissertation.

Award: $500 cash reward and plaque 


Nomination Procedure: Department chairs may submit one nominee for the Distinguished Dissertation Awards to the College. A committee of one faculty member from each department, and chaired by the Associate Dean for Research, selects three nominees that it will forward to the Graduate School as nominations for the LSU Alumni Association Distinguished Dissertation Award.  Of these three, one will be selected as the recipient of the College of Science Distinguished Dissertation Award.

Nomination packet must include the nomination form (completed by major professor), dissertation, resume, department chair’s letter of recommendation and additional supporting documentation from within or outside the university.

distinguished dissertation call for nominations

     distinguished dissertation nomination form     

Submission Deadline:  E-submission to Alisa Jones, alisajones@lsu.edu by Tuesday, January 16, 2018

 

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Non-Tenured Faculty Research Award recognizes outstanding research accomplishment.

Award: $1,000 cash award and plaque

Nomination Procedure: Nomination packet must include the nominee’s CV, at least two external letters, and a letter of recommendation from the department chair. If a P&T letter is used, written consent from the author of the P&T letter must be submitted. The nominee should be a non-tenured faculty member in the College of Science. Nominations are limited to one per department and may be initiated by any member of the department other than a member of the College award committee. A committee consisting of one faculty member from each department, and chaired by the Associate Dean for Research, selects the winner.

Submission Deadline:  E-submission Alisa Jones, alisajones@lsu.edu by Friday, February 2, 2018.

 

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Undergraduate Teaching Award recognizes superior teaching in undergraduate courses.

Award: $1,000 cash award and plaque

Nomination Procedure: Nomination packet must include the nominee's resume, student evaluations, and a letter of nomination from the department chair. Any other information supporting the nominee's credentials, such as syllabuses, a teaching portfolio, reports of peer evaluation of teaching, or support letters from former students, may also be included.  Nominations should be addressed to the Associate Dean for Academic Services.

Submission Deadline: E-submission to Alisa Jones, alisajones@lsu.edu by Friday, February 2, 2018.

 

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Graduate Teaching Award recognizes superior teaching in graduate courses.

Award: $1,000 cash award and plaque

Nomination Procedure: Nomination packet must include the nominee's resume, student evaluations, and a letter of nomination from the department chair.  Any other information supporting the nominee's credentials, such as syllabuses, a teaching portfolio, reports of peer evaluation of teaching, or support letters from former students, may also be included.  Nominations should be addressed to the Associate Dean for Academic Services.

Submission Deadline: E-submission to Alisa Jones, alisajones@lsu.edu by Friday, February 2, 2018.