Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – recognizes an individual faculty or staff member that actively promotes diversity, equity and inclusion at OSU-Cascades through consistent and sustained efforts to improve opportunities for the diverse communities we serve.

  • Engaged in innovative curricular or extra-curricular program development across communities of difference
  • Advanced diversity, equity and inclusion through academic research and scholarship
  • Developed experiential or immersive learning opportunities that expand consciousness and responsibility related to social justice
  • Advised individual students or student organizations from underrepresented backgrounds and created pathways to success

Outreach – recognizes an individual faculty or staff member that has excelled in outreach.

  • Service to the community – professionally related
  • Enhancing the reputation of OSU-Cascades
  • Extending OSU-Cascades scholarship to the community
  • Demonstrated impact on the community
  • Development of connections between OSU-Cascades and the community

Outstanding Staff – recognizes an individual professional faculty member or classified staff that has excelled in providing support to OSU-Cascades students, faculty or staff.

  • Innovation
  • Solution-driven actions
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Consistency
  • On-going learning
  • Passion for services

Scholarship and Creative Activity – recognizes an individual academic faculty member (professor or instructor) that has excelled in intellectual work whose significance is validated by peers and which is communicated.

  • Work must be based on high-level professional expertise
  • Originality
  • Peer reviewed and critiqued – publications include; books, manuscripts and journal articles with quantity and quality noted
  • Significant to the public beyond the university setting
  • External grants through OSU (not consulting)
  • Invited publications and presentations
  • Exhibitions with quantity and quality noted
  • National or international recognition

Sustainability – recognizes an individual faculty or staff member that has advanced the Sustainability Vision for OSU-Cascades, which is, “A sustainable future through critical thinking and creative action.”

  • Incorporating sustainability into courses or the overall curriculum
  • Implementing sustainable practices in any aspect of our operations
  • Extending teaching or research to have a demonstrated impact on sustainability in the community
  • Having a demonstrated impact on the sustainability culture of OSU-Cascades
  • Getting students involved in sustainability at OSU-Cascades

Teaching Excellence – recognizes an individual academic faculty member that has excelled in teaching.

  • Student input on teaching effectiveness and innovation
  • Number of students taught
  • Innovation in teaching
  • Curriculum development
  • National or international recognition
  • Demonstrated impact on student success
  • Demonstrated impact on students’ creative and critical thinking ability

Past Award Recipients

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Jenna Goldsmith - 2018

Outreach

  • Yong Bakos - 2018
  • Nathan Moses - 2017
  • Kara Witzke – 2016
  • Meredith Mason - 2015
  • Christine Pollard – 2014
  • Candace Brey – 2013
  • Matt Orr – 2012
  • Matt Shinderman - 2010

Outstanding Staff

  • Donna Harris - 2018
  • John Condon - 2017
  • Diane Pritchard – 2016
  • Sara Freedman - 2015
  • Kira Lueck/Sharon Van Dusen – 2014
  • Christine Coffin – 2013
  • Marty Beidler – 2012
  • Jane Reynolds/Andrew Davis - 2011
  • Sandie Franklin - 2010

Scholarship & Creative Activity

  • Satoris Howes - 2018
  • Beth Marino - 2017
  • Michael Giamellaro – 2016
  • Chris Hagen - 2015
  • Chris Wolsko – 2014
  • Beth Daniels – 2013
  • Shannon Lipscomb – 2012
  • Jim Foster - 2011
  • Julie Elston - 2010

Sustainability

  • Ron Reuter - 2018
  • Jane Barker - 2017
  • Sara Thompson – 2016
  • NONE - 2015
  • NONE - 2014
  • Matt Shinderman – 2013
  • Kreg Lindberg – 2012
  • Marla Hacker - 2010

Teaching Excellence

  • Amy Watson - 2018
  • Matt Orr - 2017
  • Ann Petersen – 2016
  • Robin Feuerbacher - 2015
  • Jeff Gautschi - 2014
  • Pat Ball – 2013
  • Natalie Dollar – 2012
  • Daniel Stroud - 2010