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CHS Staff and Faculty Awards

The College of Health Solutions recognizes the outstanding efforts going on across the college and honors the faculty and staff who are celebrating milestone anniversaries with the university.

2021 Award Nominations

The 2021 Staff and Faculty Awards celebration will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Learn more about the event.

Encourage your team members to submit award nominations and attend the celebration. There are a lot of accomplishments to celebrate!

Submit nominations by Wednesday, March 31.
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If you have any questions, please email Nicole Nolan at nbnolan@asu.edu for faculty awards or Sandy Martinez at Sandy.Martinez@asu.edu for staff awards.

View previous award winners

2020 CHS Award Winners

View nomination summaries

Staff

Award 2020 Winners
Mentoring AwardTina Young
Service AwardKiri Studebaker
Innovation AwardJulie Miller
Rookie of the Year AwardRachel Otero
Jessica Carlson
Team Builder AwardShanan Bouchard
CHS Ambassador AwardKatie Senzig
Leadership AwardGinger Hook
Student of the Year AwardNicolette Langley
Amy Jensen

Faculty

Award 2020 Winners
Affinity Network AwardJoe Marsit
Distinguished Faculty AwardSue Dahl-Popolizio
Service AwardKasondra McCracken
Team AwardMetabolic Health Translational Team
Mentoring AwardJianming Liang
Research AwardEllen Green
Translational Science AwardBrad Doebbeling
Teaching AwardKaren Gregory-Mercado
Nicole Blaize Nolan
Shannon Ringenbach
Rookie of the Year AwardZachary Cordell

Award Descriptions

Staff Award Categories

Award Description:  The CHS Mentoring Award is given annually to a staff member who has made an impact on CHS, its students, and their profession through the mentoring of one or more colleagues or students.  The awarded staff member will have demonstrated excellence in their field, and will have initiated a mentoring relationship with another colleague or student with the intention of imparting their wisdom, experience and expertise in such a capacity as to further that colleague professionally or student’s growth in their field of study.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used the Staff Award Committee to assess each nomination submission

  • Consistently demonstrates expertise and enthusiasm for their profession
  • Willingly and intentionally seeks out opportunities to share their expertise with colleagues and/or students in a mentoring capacity.
  • Promotes CHS’s mission and vision

Award Description: The CHS Service Award is a recognition of a staff member that provide exceptional service and significant impact to CHS, ASU, and the Community through their dedication and engagement in service activities related to their profession.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used the Staff Award Committee to assess each nomination submission.

Documented leadership engagements in activities related to:

  1. Furthering ASU’s goals of diversity and inclusion
  2. Supporting and enhancing enrollment and retention of CHS students
  3. Community engagement activities
  4. College/University/Professional committees

Award Description: The CHS Innovation Award is given annually to a staff member who demonstrates innovation in their role important to the College of Health Solutions through the use of new methodologies, technologies, or other advancements.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used the Staff Award Committee to assess each nomination submission.

  1. Demonstrated connection between an innovation and a measurable impact, such as improved delivery of a service, efficiency in College operations, programs to advance the success of research
  2. Innovations must have been utilized in the past academic year, however their development could have been ongoing over previous years.

Award Description: Recognition for exceptional achievements within the first year of employment with CHS.   Awarded annually, the Staff Rookie of the Year award is given to the new (hired within the last fiscal year) staff member(s) who have made the biggest impact in their inaugural year in CHS through their dedication to learning and excelling in their new role.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used by the Staff Award Committee to assess each nomination which could include, but are not limited to:

  1. Demonstrates one or more of the following:
    • Innovative strategies or approaches to their work
    • Impact regarding community/university engagement and service and/or
  2. Promotes the mission and vision of CHS through collaboration and implementing ideas to advance the college day to day operations/practices.

Award Description: Honors staff or a team who exemplify the spirit of teamwork to achieve shared goals at CHS.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used by the Staff Award Committee to assess each nomination which could include, but are not limited to:

  1. Demonstrates one or more of the following:
    • Encourages staff or team to meet objective or goals
    • Goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is included in decision making processes
  2. Provides support for others to be successful in their roles by sharing knowledge, resources, or training that results in reaching set goals

Award Description: Honors two undergraduate and two graduate student team members for their outstanding contributions to CHS.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used by the Staff Award Committee to assess each nomination which could include, but are not limited to:

  1. Provides exceptional customer service
  2. Demonstrates a proactive approach in daily work
  3. Excels in meeting job responsibilities
  4. Developed efficient and effective processes and/or best practices
  5. Promotes CHS’s mission and vision

Award Description: Honors a staff member whose efforts and contributions exemplify the CHS Vision across the university and beyond

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used by the Staff Award Committee to assess each nomination which could include, but are not limited to:

  1. Shares CHS’s vision and in-depth knowledge of college programs and initiates with others across the university
  2. Demonstrates a high level of professionalism while representing CHS
  3. Demonstrates utilizing their leadership to foster relationships with internal and external constituents such as community organizations, alumni, students and parents

Award Description: Honors a staff member whose unique leadership goes above and beyond to benefit CHS.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used by the Staff Award Committee to assess each nomination which could include, but are not limited to:

  1. Demonstrates a high level of professionalism while representing CHS
  2. Serves in a leadership capacity either for a committee, project or functional area of CHS
  3. Evidence of demonstrating leadership principles to foster collaboration, growth, and excellence.

Faculty Awards

Award Description:   The CHS Affinity Network Member Award is given annually to the Tenure track  (T/TT) faculty member(s) and/or Non Tenure Track (NTT) who have demonstrated commitment to connecting between and across disciplines to collaborate and foster new ideas within their affinity network.

Eligibility: Full or Part Time Faculty member either T/TT or NTT in the CHS.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used the Faculty Award Committee to assess each nomination submission:

  1. The nominee must be a member of an established affinity network.
  2. The nominee has demonstrated leadership in their network and created an exceptional environment for professional advancement and the development of new ideas.
  3. The nominee has established program improvements, methodologies or approaches, furthering our commitment to designing health solutions.

Nomination Process: Students, alumni, faculty and staff may nominate deserving faculty throughout the academic year.  Nominations should be submitted to the appropriate contact listed on the nomination form. Self nominations are allowed and encouraged.

The nomination should include: Name, title, rank, brief rationale/statement why the nominee should be considered for the award and any other information that may be listed on the nomination form not listed here.

Selection Process: The Faculty Award Committee members (appointed faculty within the CHS from a variety of disciples/programs) will review each submission and utilize a rubric based on the criteria listed above to select award recipients.

Award Description: The CHS Distinguished Faculty Award is given annually to the Tenure Track (T/TT) and Non Tenure Track (NTT) faculty member(s) who has made an impact on CHS, its students, and their profession. The awarded faculty members consistently demonstrate excellence across the spectrum of their work (teaching, service, research/scholarship, mentoring) and provide outstanding leadership to students and their profession.

Eligibility:
Full or Part Time Faculty member T/TT or NTT in the CHS.

Selection Criteria:
The criteria listed below will be used the Faculty Award Committee to assess each nomination submission

  • Consistently excels in, and demonstrates enthusiasm for, research and scholarly activity (as relevant), teaching, and service activities
  • Serves as a role model and mentor for faculty, staff, or students
  • Inspires and motivates faculty, staff, or student
  • Promotes CHS’s mission and vision

Nomination Process:  Students, alumni, faculty and staff may nominate deserving faculty throughout the academic year.  Nominations should be submitted to the appropriate contact listed on the nomination form. Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged.

The nomination should include: Name, title, rank, brief rational/statement why the nominee should be considered for the award and any other information that may be listed on the nomination form not listed here.

Selection Process:
The Faculty Award Committee members (appointed faculty within the CHS from a variety of disciples/programs) will review each submission and utilize a rubric based on the criteria listed above to select award recipients.

Award Description: The CHS Service Award is a recognition of faculty member(s) that provide exceptional service and significant impact to CHS and ASU through their dedication and engagement in service activities.

Eligibility: Full or Part Time Faculty member (Tenure Track (T/TT) and Non Tenure Track (NTT)) in the College of Health Solutions

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used the Faculty Award Committee to assess each nomination submission:
Documented leadership engagements in activities related to:

  1. Furthering ASU’s goals of diversity and inclusion (ACD 6-211)
  2. Supporting and enhancing enrollment and retention of CHS students
  3. Community engagement
  4. College/University/Professional committees

Nomination Process: Nominations can be self-nominations or provided by peers/colleagues.  Nomination forms should be completed in full and submitted to the appropriate contact as listed on the nomination form.

The nomination should include: Name, title, rank, brief rational/statement why the nominee should be considered for the award and any other information that may be listed on the nomination form not listed here.

Selection Process: The Faculty Award Committee members (appointed faculty within the CHS from a variety of disciples/programs) will review each submission and utilize a rubric based on the criteria listed above to select award recipients.

Award DescriptionThe Solutions team award is given annually to a team of CHS faculty that have found a solution for a health or performance related problem. The solution has made an impact on CHS, its students, and their profession. The awarded team of faculty members demonstrated the applicability of this solution as part of teaching, service or research.

Eligibility: Teams of faculty members (translational team, affinity network, or other collective of Full or Part Time Faculty members (Tenure Track (T/TT) and/or Non Tenure Track (NTT)) in the College of Health Solutions.
The team needs to consist of at least 2 or more members.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used the Faculty Award Committee to assess each nomination submission
1. The proposed solution can be used in research, teaching or as part of service. 
2. The solution is accessible for others within the College of Health Solutions.
3. The solution is a clear answer for a problem or question that needed to be answered to move the field further (research and applied practical).
4. The solution helps to create lively and animated examples how the College of Health Solutions contributes to relevant health and performance topics in the field.

Nomination Process: Students, alumni, faculty and staff may nominate deserving faculty throughout the academic year. Team and/or self nominations are allowed and encouraged.  Nominations should be submitted to the appropriate contact listed on the nomination form. The Faculty Award Committee stimulates teams to self-nominate if they developed a solution that fits the selection criteria. 

The nomination should include: identification of the team (this could be the name of a translational team, affinity network or when it’s a separate initiative it needs to include: names, titles, rank of all faculty members involved), brief rationale/statement covering the selection criteria motivating why this specific solution should be considered for the award and any other information that may be listed on the nomination form not listed here.

Selection Process: The Faculty Award Committee members (appointed faculty within the CHS from a variety of disciples/programs) will review each submission and utilize a rubric based on the criteria listed above to select award recipients. The Faculty Award Committee may nominate solutions that were not nominated during the submission process if there are less than 5 nominated teams for this Award.

The Faculty Award Committee provide recommendations to the Deans office to assign the award to a specific team of Faculty members.

Award Description: The CHS Innovation Award is given annually to Tenure Track (T/TT) and/or Non Tenure Track (NTT) faculty member who demonstrates innovation in the classroom (online or on-ground), in research, or in operations or other areas important to the College of Health Solutions through the use of new methodologies, technologies, or other advancements.

Eligibility: Full or Part Time Faculty member T/TT or NTT in the CHS.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used the Faculty Award Committee to assess each nomination submission.

  1. Demonstrated connection between an innovation and a measurable impact, such as improved delivery of content in the classroom, efficiency in College operations, research resulting in deployable health solutions, etc.
  2. Innovations must have been utilized in the past academic year, however their development could have been ongoing over previous years.

Nomination Process: Faculty may nominate deserving colleagues throughout the academic year. Nominations should be submitted to the appropriate contact listed on the nomination form. Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged.

The nomination should include: Name, title, rank, brief rationale/statement why the nominee should be considered for the award, and any other information that may be listed on the nomination form not listed here.

Selection Process: The Faculty Award Committee members (appointed faculty within the CHS from a variety of disciples/programs) will review each submission and utilize a rubric based on the criteria listed above to select award recipients.

Award Description:  The CHS Mentoring Award is given annually to the Tenure Track (T/TT) faculty and/or Non Tenure Track (NTT) member(s) who has made an impact on CHS, its students, and their profession through the mentoring of one or more colleagues or students.  The awarded faculty member(s) will have demonstrated excellence in their field, and will have initiated a mentoring relationship with another colleague or student with the intention of imparting their wisdom, experience and expertise in such a capacity as to further that colleague or student’s growth in their field of study.

Eligibility: Full or Part Time Faculty member T/TT and/or NTT in the CHS.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used the Faculty Award Committee to assess each nomination submission
1  Consistently demonstrates expertise and enthusiasm for education in their chosen field.
2  Willingly and intentionally seeks out opportunities to share their expertise with colleagues and/or students in a mentoring capacity.
3  Promotes CHS’s mission and vision

Nomination Process: There are no self-nominations allowed for this award. All nominations must come from either peers or end users (i.e., mentees).

Students, alumni, faculty and staff may nominate deserving faculty throughout the academic year.  Nominations should be submitted to the appropriate contact listed on the nomination form.

The nomination should include: Name, title, rank, brief rationale/statement why the nominee should be considered for the award and any other information that may be listed on the nomination form not listed here.

Selection Process: The Faculty Award Committee members (appointed faculty within the CHS from a variety of disciples/programs) will review each submission and utilize a rubric based on the criteria listed above to select award recipients.

Award Description: The CHS Research Award is given annually to a Tenure Track (T/TT) and/or Non Tenure Track (NTT) faculty member who has made a clear impact on an important health problem through excellence in research and scholarly production. The awarded faculty member will have demonstrated impact through advancements in research, success in funding, consistency in publication in recognized journals, and dissemination through presentations at conferences, to stakeholders, and/or to the public.

Eligibility: Full or Part Time Faculty member T/TT or NTT in the CHS.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used the Faculty Award Committee to assess each nomination submission.

  1. Publication record in peer-reviewed journals or conferences of high influence in the faculty member’s field.
  2. Record of grant applications in a leadership capacity that bring financial and/or public recognition to CHS.
  3. Involvement in team science through active engagement in interdisciplinary translational teams or other collaborative efforts.
  4. Dissemination of results through a variety of presentations.

Nomination Process: Faculty may nominate deserving colleagues throughout the academic year. Nominations should be submitted to the appropriate contact listed on the nomination form. Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged.

The nomination should include: Name, title, rank, brief rationale/statement why the nominee should be considered for the award, and any other information that may be listed on the nomination form not listed here.

Selection Process: The Faculty Award Committee members (appointed faculty within the CHS from a variety of disciples/programs) will review each submission and utilize a rubric based on the criteria listed above to select award recipients.

Award Description:  The CHS Translation Science Award is given annually to the Tenure faculty (T/TT) and/or Non Tenure Track (NTT) faculty member(s) who has made a significant impact in translational research.  The awarded faculty member(s) will have demonstrated excellence in translational research of the chosen field(s) and exerted social and clinical impacts.

Eligibility:

  1. Full or Part Time Faculty member T/TT or NTT in the CHS.
  2. The faculty members may or may not be part of an existing translation team.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used the Faculty Award Committee to assess each nomination submission

  1. Consistently demonstrates excellence for translational research in their chosen field.
  2. Actively engage clinical partners for translational research.
  3. Evidence of social and clinical impact of translational research, such as, patents, products,  widely-adopted guidelines, and/or similar outcomes. The evidence may have been accumulated from the previous academic years.
  4. Promotes CHS’s mission and vision

Nomination Process: Students, alumni, faculty and staff may nominate deserving faculty throughout the academic year.  Nominations should be submitted to the appropriate contact listed on the nomination form. Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged.

The nomination should include: Name, title, rank, brief rationale/statement why the nominee should be considered for the award and any other information that may be listed on the nomination form not listed here.

Selection Process: The Translation Award Committee members (appointed faculty within the CHS from a variety of disciples/programs) will review each submission and utilize a rubric based on the criteria listed above to select award recipients.

Award Description:
CHS emphasizes the importance of quality instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Eligibility: Full or Part Time Faculty member (Tenure Track (T/TT) and Non Tenure Track (NTT)) in the College of Health Solutions. Faculty members can teach in-person or online.

Selection Criteria: The criteria listed below will be used by the Faculty Award Committee to assess each nomination which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, as demonstrated by student, peer, college evaluation scores, and/or mentoring students (formal or informal),
  • Evidence of integrating learning, discovery, and engagement in the classroom,
  • Evidence of continued professional development in teaching and pedagogy (i.e., workshops, conferences, etc.).

Nomination Process:

  • There are no self-nominations allowed for this award. All nominations must come from either peers or end users (i.e., students).
  • Nomination forms should be completed in full and submitted to the appropriate contact as listed on the nomination form.

The nomination should include:

  • Name, title, rank, brief rationale/statement why the nominee should be considered for the award and any other information that may be listed on the nomination form not listed here.

Selection Process: The Faculty Award Committee members (appointed faculty within the CHS from a variety of disciples/programs) will review each submission and utilize a rubric based on the criteria listed above to select award recipients.

Award Description: Recognition for exceptional achievements within the first year of employment with CHS.   Awarded annually, the Faculty Rookie of the Year award is given to the new (hired within the last fiscal year) T/TT and NTT faculty member(s) who have made the biggest impact in their inaugural year in CHS through their dedication to its teaching, scholarship, research and scholarly activity (if applicable) and/or service activities.
Eligibility:

  1. Full or Part Time Faculty member T/TT or NTT in the CHS hired within the last fiscal year.

Selection Criteria:
The criteria listed below will be used by the Faculty Award Committee to assess each nomination which could include, but are not limited to:

  1.  Demonstrates one or more of the following:
    • Innovative teaching strategies and/or
    • Impact regarding community/university engagement and service and/or
    • Impact regarding research or awarded grants (if applicable). 
  1. Promotes the mission and vision of CHS including supporting student retention

Nomination Process:

  • Students, faculty, and staff may nominate deserving faculty throughout the academic year;
  • Each year the ad hoc Annual Evaluation Committee(s) will be asked to additionally recommend  faculty from each track (T/TT, and NTT) for consideration
  • Every spring semester an ad hoc Awards Committee, in conjunction with the Assistant Deans of Faculty Success, will convene to review nominations and make recommendations for award recipients

The nomination should include:

  1. Name, title and rank.
  2. Hire date
  3. A statement citing rationale why this candidate should be considered for the Rookie of the Year

Selection Process:
The Faculty Award Committee members (appointed faculty within the CHS from a variety of disciples/programs) will review each submission and utilize a rubric based on the criteria listed above to select award recipients.

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