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Faculty and Staff Awards

College Of Education Awards

***Please Note: All award nominations are to be submitted electronically in PDF Format***

Nominations due to departments should be submitted to the departmental contact for awards: Gina Haines (hainesg@purdue.edu) for EDCI or Ala Samarapungavan (alasam@purdue.edu) for EDST. Nominations due to the college should be submitted to the Assistant to the Associate Deans via the awards e-mail (coeawards@purdue.edu).


Dean's Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship

Description - This award recognizes a COE faculty member for their exceptional scholarly contributions in the past five years. The winner receives $1,000.

Nominations - Nominations are handled at the department level; nominations are submitted to the department by the third Friday in October. Each department forwards one nominee to the Dean's office. The COE Awards committee selects the winner. Nominating materials include a nomination form highlighting scholarly recognition and works, copies of sample scholarly works, curriculum vitae, and a letter of support from the department head for the college award.

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Dean's Fellow Award

Description - The Dean's Fellow Award provides an opportunity for faculty who have an interest in exploring leadership opportunities and university administration to work on a specific project that advances the goals of the College of Education strategic plan. Recipients will receive a course release for one or two semesters depending on the proposed project.

Nominations - Nominations are solicited by the dean's office in spring for the following fall or spring. Interested faculty should submit a short proposal of 2-3 pages related to a priority area of the COE strategic plan.

 

Dr. Sidney Marsh Moon Outstanding Service Award (Bi-annual)

Description - Dr. Sidney Marsh Moon was an Associate Dean and Professor who embodied the true spirit of service and engagement to the College of Education. Upon her retirement her husband, Dr. Doug Sprenkle, established this award in her honor. This award is available to both faculty and staff who demonstrate leadership and service to the College of Education that goes beyond the stated duties for service and engagement expected for their position. This award is given out once every two year. Specific criteria for the award are outlined in the nomination form. Recipients will receive $2,000.

Nominations - Nominations are handled at the college level; nominations are submitted to the dean's office by the second Friday in November. Letters of nomination should address the award criteria: leadership and service far exceeding performance expectations for the position, participation in activities advancing the mission and reputation of the college, and activities undertaken from a true sense of service to the college.

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Earl B Notestine Award

Description - Dr. Notestine was a long-time member of the College of Education and served as Associate Dean for Academic Services in the College of Liberal Arts. This award is to recognize, encourage, and promote meritorious contributions in the delivery of student services for the College of Education. Recipients receive $150.

Nominations - Nominations are solicited by the Dean's Office and are due to the Dean's Office in November. Application materials include a nomination letter addressing the award criteria with three endorsements indicated by signatures attached to the nomination letter.

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Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award

Description - An award to recognize clinical and tenure-track faculty members who are outstanding university instructors. The winner of this award receives $1,000 and will be the college nominee for relevant university teaching recognitions, including the Murphy Award and the Teaching Academy if eligible, in the academic year of the award. The award is based on the previous year's performance. The same individual can win no more than once in a three-year period.

Nominations - Nominations are handled at the department level; nominations are submitted to the department by the third Friday in October. Each department forwards one nominee to the Dean's office. The COE Awards committee selects the winner. Nomination materials include a cover page, written philosophy of teaching, previous year's course and instructor evaluations, a copy of the applicant's vitae with activities related to teaching highlighted, and letter of support for the college award.

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Outstanding Faculty Engagement Award

Description - The COE Faculty Engagement Award is awarded to a faculty member, at any rank, who demonstrates an outstanding record of engagement and contributions to the scholarship of engagement. The winner of this award receives $1,000 and will be nominated for the relevant university-level engagement award.

Nominations - Nominations are handled at the department level; nominations are submitted to the department by the third Friday in October. Each department forwards one nominee to the Dean's office. The COE Awards committee selects the winner. Nomination materials include a concise (2-page) summary of the applicant's engagement work, a short (3-page) CV, and a letter of support from a community partner or independent scholar (optional).

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Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award

Description - The Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award recognizes a faculty member for sustained contributions to graduate education through mentoring of graduate students, innovative graduate teaching, and administration of graduate programs. The winner of this award receives $1,000 and will be nominated for the Graduate School's Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award.

Nominations - Nominations are handled at the college level; nominations are submitted to the dean's office by the second Friday in November. Nomination materials are limited to 5 pages, excluding CV and letters of support, and include a cover sheet, nominee's reflection on involvement in graduate education, list of past graduate students and their current positions if available, CV highlighting graduate work and work with graduate students, and 4 letters of support (one from a Purdue administrator and three from former students).

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Outstanding Service Award

Description - An award to recognize COE faculty and staff who have provided outstanding service to the College and its stakeholders. Up to four awards are provided annually. Each winner receives $150.

Nominations - Nominations are solicited by the Dean's Office and are due to the Dean's Office by the second Friday in November. The COE awards committee selects up to four winners. Letters of nomination should address award criteria: service to COE or stakeholders, engagement activities, and leadership furthering the mission and strategic plan of the college.

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Excellence in Discovery Award

Description - This award recognizes outstanding singular research/discovery achievements of professional staff and non-tenure track faculty in the College of Education. The winner of this award receives $1,000. 

Nominations - Nominations are solicited by the Dean's Office and are due to the Dean's Office by the second Friday in November. The COE awards committee selects the winner. 


Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice Award


Description - This award recognizes faculty and staff in the College of Education who are committed to the advancement of diversity, equity, and social justice issues at the unit/college/university level, and who draw greater attention to the collective benefit of building more inclusive and supportive communities. The winner of this award receives $1,000. 

Nominations  - Nominations are solicited by the Dean's Office and are due to the Dean's Office by the second Friday in November. The COE awards committee selects the winner. 

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Purdue Research Foundation Grants - Yearlong

Description - The PRF Research Grants are one-year awards made by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships to assist tenured/tenure-track or research faculty who supervise Ph.D. research in the development of new or the continuation of ongoing research projects by providing support for a half-time (0.50 FTE) PRF Research Assistantship for one year. In the College of Education, most of these grants are awarded through an internal competition; a call for applications usually is issued by the dean's office late in the fall term and awards are made in the spring for the following year. Applications consist of a short (5-page) research proposal and accompanying documentation.

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Purdue Research Foundation Grants - Summer

Description - The PRF Summer Faculty Grant (PRF/SFG) is awarded by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships to enable a successful applicant to continue full-time scholarly work during the summer and may not be held concurrently with any other appointment. The award provides summer salary for up to 8 weeks. In the College of Education, this grant is awarded through an internal competition; a call for applications usually is issued by the dean's office late in the fall term and awards are made in the spring for the following summer. Applications consist of a short (5-page) research proposal and accompanying documentation.

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Purdue Research Foundation Grants - International Travel Grant

Description - The purpose of the International Travel Grant Program is to assist Purdue faculty members in scholarly attainment by providing a portion of the travel costs to those who will have an active role (presenting papers or serving as officials) at recognized international meetings. In the College of Education, these grants are awarded by the associate dean for research; a call for applications usually is issued in the spring and again in the fall. Recipients receive $1,000 to apply toward travel expenses.

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Undergraduate Research Trainee Grants

Description - The purpose of the Undergraduate Research Trainee (URT) Grant is to provide seed support for faculty in their research and scholarly activities and to offer a rich initial experience in educational research for outstanding undergraduate students. Each URT student is awarded an annual stipend of $1,000 and is expected to work 6-8 hours per week assisting a faculty member with a research project. The URT students also attend a year-long course on research methods. Students apply to participate in the URT program in the spring for the following year. Faculty member propose projects to utilize URT students at the beginning of the fall semester for that academic year. URT students are matched to faculty projects on the basis of their background, interests, and the needs of the faculty project.

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Purdue University Awards

Book of Great Teachers

Description - The Book of Great Teachers honors outstanding West Lafayette teaching faculty, who have been on the faculty for at least 15 years and who have demonstrated sustained excellence in the classroom. New nominations are solicited every 5 years.


Charles B. Murphy Award

Description - The Murphy Award honors faculty members for outstanding teaching in all phases of the university's undergraduate instruction on the West Lafayette campus. It is Purdue's highest undergraduate teaching award and has been awarded since 1967. Recipients receive a $10,000 award and a $5,000 professional expenditure account.

Nominations - The winner of the COE Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, if eligible, is the automatic nominee for the Murphy award. Nominations are usually due to the Provost in February. For more information contact the Associate Dean for Learning.

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Christian J. Foster Award

Description - The Christian J. Foster Award, named for Purdue's former first gentleman, is awarded to a faculty member who has contributed to transforming K-12 STEM education In Indiana. The call for nominations is issued by the Office of Engagement in the spring.

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Faculty Engagement Scholar / Faculty Engagement Fellow

Description - The Faculty Engagement Scholar Award recognizes an assistant or associate professor with an outstanding record of early achievement and a strong indication of future contribution to the scholarship of engagement. The Faculty Engagement Fellow is awarded to a full professor whose work has led to a strong record in the scholarship of engagement. The call for nominations is issued by the Office of Engagement in the spring.

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Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence

Description - The Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., presented to Purdue University a generous monetary gift in honor of president Frederick Hovde. The gesture was made in appreciation of Dr. Hovde's 25 years of leadership to higher education in the state. The University established the Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Educational Service to Rural People of Indiana. The Award is given annually to a Purdue University staff member and has a two-fold purpose: (1) to recognize outstanding educational contributions by a staff member to the well-being and progress of rural Indiana, and (2) to encourage continued achievement and service. The award carries with it an $800 cash prize and a plaque for the recipient. A permanent display bearing the award winners' names is in the Agricultural Administration Building at Purdue's West Lafayette campus.


Nominations - Any person currently an active member of the Purdue University staff with a record of outstanding achievement and service to rural Indiana may be nominated. Persons in all colleges, schools, divisions, and units of the University, including regional campus and field staff as well as those based at the West Lafayette campus, are eligible.

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Helping Students Learn Award

Description - The Class of 1922 Helping Students Learn Award honors faculty for outstanding innovation in helping students learn. 

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Herbert Newby McCoy Award

Description - The Herbert Newby McCoy Award was established in 1964 by Mrs. Ethel Terry McCoy in honor of her husband, a distinguished Purdue alumnus.  The McCoy Award is awarded to researchers in the natual sciences who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues.  McCoy award winners are nominated by their peers and selected by a committee appointed by the president of the University. The McCoy Award comes with a monetary prize of $4,000 plus an additional contribution of $7,000 to support the research of the recipient.

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Morrill Award

Description - The Morrill Award honors West Lafayette campus faculty at the rank of professor for outstanding career achievements. Candidates will have excelled at all facets of the professoriate and will have demonstrated synergies between their roles as teachers, scholars and any aspect of the engagement mission by evidencing the impact or potential impact of their work on society. The Morrill Award comes with a $30,000 prize which may be used as discretionary funds or salary supplements.

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Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor

Description - The Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award, sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of the Provost, recognizes a faculty member for sustained contributions to graduate education through mentoring of graduate students, innovative graduate teaching, and administration of graduate programs.

Nomination information is sent by the Graduate School in the fall. The winner of the COE Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award is put forward as the nominee from the college for the university award.


Research and Scholarship Distinction Award for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Description - The Research and Scholarship Distinction Award for the Humanities and Social Sciences is an annual award given to a faculty member whose recent research or scholarship has made a major impact in the humanities and social sciences disciplines. The awards comes with a monetary prize of $4,000 plus an additional contribution $7,000 to support the research of the recipient.

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Service Learning Faculty Fellows

Description - These grants are awarded by the Provost's Office to faculty who have demonstrated leadership and advocacy for service learning in their discipline. They are expected to have contributed to the scholarship of teaching and learning and to use their expertise to enable other Purdue faculty to make the same contributions.

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Teaching Academy Fellows

Description - The winner of the COE Outstanding Faculty Teaching Awards is the automatic nominee for this award, if eligible. Nominations are usually due to the Provost in September. For more information contact the Associate Dean for Learning.


Nominations - The winner of the COE Outstanding Faculty Teaching Awards is the automatic nominee for this award. Nominations are usually due to the Provost in September. For more information contact the Associate Dean for Learning.

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Teaching for Tomorrow

Description - The classes of 1944 and 1945 established this award to develop the teaching potential of the faculty. Each college can nominate two or more assistant professors and one senior faculty member. Each TTT fellow receives $1,000 in professional development funds; each senior faculty team leader receives $2,000 in professional development funds and $2,500 to offset release time. Nominations are handled at the department level; nominees must address the university application requirements.

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Trailblazer Award for Mid-Career Research

Description - The Purdue University Trailblazer Award is an annual award for mid-career faculty in the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Health and Human Sciences and the Purdue University Libraries whose recent research, scholarship or creative work has made a significant impact in their discipline. Their work should be pioneering, innovative and push the boundaries of their discipline..

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University Faculty Scholars

Description - The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty members at the West Lafayette campus who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction. Eligible faculty must hold the rank of tenured associate or full professor and have been in that rank for no more than five years. Faculty Scholars are appointed for a nonrenewable five-year term and receive an annual $10,000 discretionary allocation.


Nominations - In the College of Education, the Dean has responsibility for soliciting nominations and selecting University Faculty Scholars. The COE Leadership Team reviews nominations and makes recommendations to the Dean.

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