The annual Honors and Awards event will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 in the Rapson Courtyard.
Breakfast will be available at 8:00 AM, with the program beginning promptly at 8:30.
New This Year
Nominators will submit their nominations via a Google form. A link to this form was sent to all faculty and staff at the Call for Nominations in the middle of December. The form can also be accessed via the link below.
Nominations are due via Google Form no later than Friday, February 26, 2016.
Please note this year's award period runs from May 2, 2015 though May 5, 2016.
Outstanding Teaching Award: Recognizes individuals who have made contributions to teaching that are creative, innovative and effective through undergraduate, graduate, extension or continuing education programs. Two awards will be given in this category, one for those who teach at 75% or more and one for those who teach
at less than 75%.
Outstanding Research Award: Recognizes research/discovery scholarship and the creative process by individuals and/or teams within or across disciplines that have contributed to new knowledge and understandings within one or more of the central fields in the College of Design.
Outstanding Outreach Award: Recognizes outreach, engagement or disciplinary service scholarship by individuals and/or teams within or across disciplines that have addressed a critical civic, economic, environmental, health, social, or other related issue in Minnesota, the nation, or the world.
Outstanding P&A Award: Recognizes individual academic/professional personnel and administrative personnel for outstanding achievement in furthering the mission and goals of their unit(s) and/or the College of Design.
Outstanding CSLR Award: Recognizes individual civil service and labor represented staff who have demonstrated excellence and professionalism in their overall performance and who have made meaningful contributions to their unit and/or the College and University.
Outstanding Team Service Award: Recognizes individuals or teams of faculty and staff for work that advances the mission and goals of their unit(s) and/or the College of Design.
Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award: Recognizes exceptional leadership and academic accomplishments of individual current undergraduate students in the College of Design.
Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Recognizes exceptional leadership and academic accomplishments of individual graduate students in the College of Design.
Outstanding Contributions to Equity and Diversity Award: Recognizes individuals and/or teams who have made outstanding contributions to enhancing diversity and equity in the college and/or the community on the basis of race, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, age, ability, national origin, and/or social background.
Student Design and Scholarship Excellence Award: Recognizes exceptional student work from the current school year. Award categories include: undergraduate individual, undergraduate team, graduate individual and graduate team.
2016 CDes Honors and Awards Committee Members
Megan Clarke- Undergraduate Student Representative
James Boyd Brent-Design, Housing, & Apparel
Joe Favour- Landscape Architecture
Kate Maple - Dean's Designee
Coutney Miller Bellairs- Adjunct Faculty
Cynthia Jara- Architecture
Lin Nelson-Mayson- P&A Staff
Amber Heldt- CSLR Staff
Yuxi Mao- Graduate Student Representative
Shannon Sawyer- Dean's Office Staff to the Committee
For persons who are not employees of the University:
For persons who are current employees of the University:
For persons in both of the categories above:
For all awards except the Nobel Prize, the recipient must have spent at least five years on the University of Minnesota faculty, and must not have left the University before receiving the award. The Nobel Prize recognizes those who at any time in their careers spent time at the U of MN.