iTeach Awards

Overview

Nevada State College’s Core Values are designed to create an institutional culture that empowers faculty and staff to pursue initiatives that impact all teaching and non-teaching areas of the institution. The Faculty & Staff Appreciation Awards is based upon our six "iTeach" Core Values: innovation, Teaching excellence, economic development, assessment, customer service and heritage. For each core value, one award will be given to that faculty or staff member who, over the course of the past 12 months, has demonstrated, to an extraordinary degree, professional commitment and excellence pursuant to that value. Two awards will be given for the core value of Teaching Excellence. Each of the six iTeach awards consists of a monetary stipend. In addition to the individual awards, an iTeach team trophy will be granted to a team of employees that best demonstrates their commitment to the College's Core Values in their work. Teams/units will vie for this trophy on an annual basis. Awards will be presented at the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event taking place in late March.

Eligibility

Individual Awards.  All regular (half-time or greater) employees in good standing who have been employed at NSC for at least one full academic year or one full calendar year are eligible for the awards.  Good standing is defined as having had no performance evaluations with any rating of less than satisfactory and having had no corrective action during the previous 24 months.  Academic faculty, administrative faculty, and classified staff are eligible for the individual awards of innovation, economic development, assessment, customer service and heritage.  Only academic faculty are eligible for the Teaching excellence awards.    Team / Unit Award.  The Team Award will be granted to a team of employees that best demonstrates their commitment to the College's Core Values in their work.  Single units/departments or cross-unit teams/committees may be nominated for the Team Award.       

Recommending Committee

The recommending committee will be appointed by the President.  The Committee will then recommend awardees to the President.  The committee will select a member to serve as Chair.  The Chair is a voting member whose role is to facilitate communication with the other committee members, coordinate committee meetings, and serve as the primary contact with the Office of the President when receiving nominations and submitting recommendations.  In order to maximize impartiality, a committee made up faculty, staff, student representative, and external community members will be utilized for the selection process.  The committee will be made up of the following representatives:  

Four (4) representatives from Academic Departments
One (1) representative from Enrollment Management/Student Affairs
One (1) representative from Finance & Administration
One (1) representative from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee
One (1) representative from the Classified Employee Council
One(1) representative from the Nevada State Student Alliance Executive Board
One (1) representative from the President’s Council
One (1) representative from the NSC Foundation Board of Trustees

Nominations

Individual Awards. Nominations should be submitted on the official nomination form and must include the nominee's name, the accompanying core value, and rationale supporting the nomination. Individual nominations are limited to no more than three, single space typed pages. Individual members of the college community, including students, may submit up to six nominations, one nomination for each core value. Individuals may self-nominate; however, one person cannot be nominated for multiple awards. For example, Professor Johnson may nominate Pat Smith for the Innovation Award and Dana Davis for the Customer Service Award. He may not, however, nominate Pat Smith for the Innovation Award and the Customer Service Award.

Team/Unit Award. For the iTeach team/unit award, nominations should be submitted on the official nomination form and must clearly identify the name and members of the team/unit. Team/unit nominations must be limited to no more than three, single space typed pages. Individual members of the college including students may submit only one nomination for the team/unit award.