Oregon State University – Cascades' annual award program was initiated in 2010 and recognizes faculty and staff members who have made outstanding contributions to key university initiatives ranging from teaching excellence to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award
 

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 Award

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 Engagement and Support Award

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 Award

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 Award

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 Award

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

 

Award Recipients
 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Carment Martinez - 2021
  • Erika McCalpine - 2019
  • Jenna Goldsmith - 2018

Outreach

  • Adam Krynicki - 2021
  • Rebecca Webb - 2020
  • Melinda Knapp - 2019
  • 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 Engagement and support
 

  • Rodney Scinto - 2021
  • Jennifer Masters - 2020
  • Laura Kloss - 2019
  • 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 and Creative Activity
 

  • Christine Pollard - 2021
  • Kreg Lindberg - 2020
  • Bahman Abbasi - 2019
  • 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
 

  • Caset Bergh - 2021
  • Jarrod Penttila - 2020
  • Ron Reuter - 2018
  • Jane Barker - 2017
  • Sara Thompson – 2016
  • Matt Shinderman – 2013
  • Kreg Lindberg – 2012
  • Marla Hacker - 2010
     

Teaching Excellence
 

  • Melisa DeMeyer - 2021
  • Scott Geddes - 2020
  • Dennis Lynn - 2019
  • Amy Watson - 2018
  • Matt Orr - 2017
  • Ann Petersen – 2016
  • Robin Feuerbacher - 2015
  • Jeff Gautschi - 2014
  • Pat Ball – 2013
  • Natalie Dollar – 2012
  • Daniel Stroud - 2010