2024 SSE Faculty and Staff Awards

Nomination Procedure

All nominations are to be submitted via the nomination form. Nominations will close on Friday, March 29 and the awards ceremony will be held the evening of Wednesday, May 8. 

2024 Nomination Form

 

 

Nomination requirements include:

  1. Nomination letter with description of the awardee’s key contributions (~500 words)
  2. Nominee’s CV

Nominations that fail to comply with all relevant submission requirements are subject to rejection without review by the SSE Honors & Awards Committee. Nominations may be initiated by any individual or group of students, staff, or faculty members. However, it is recommended that department/program chairs or appropriate unit committees coordinate the preparation of nominations and supporting materials. It is further recommended that each department/program nominate at most one individual for each award. Members of the SSE Honors & Awards Committee may nominate but will be recused from the discussions and evaluations where there is a conflict of interest.

Eligibility

The Dean, Associate Deans, and Department/Program Chairs of SSE, and members of the SSE Honors & Awards Committee are ineligible for the individual awards. Service in any one of these capacities for part of the academic year during which nominations are made is sufficient to preclude eligibility.

The Dean of SSE and members of the Honors & Awards Committee are ineligible for the Collaborative Team Award. A team will not be excluded from consideration for the Collaborative Team Award if administrators are a part of that team but have not played a leadership role on it. As such, Associate Deans of SSE and Department/Program Chairs are eligible for the Collaborative Team Award if: (a) there are at least two additional members of the team who are not part of the administration; and (b) the administrators who are on the team have not played a leadership role.

Eligibility for any award requires at least a 50% appointment in SSE.

Previous award winners are eligible for the same award. However, nominations of faculty/staff members for an award they have won previously must show evidence of substantial new activity that merits a repeat award.

Faculty Awards

Early Career Professor All Around

Criteria: contribution to the entire mission: research, teaching, and service. Limited to professors who have not been granted tenure.

Distinguished Professor All Around

Criteria: contribution to the entire mission: research, teaching, and service. Limited to professors who have been granted tenure.

Early Career Professor Research Award

Criteria: significant research accomplishments. Limited to professors who have not been granted tenure.

Distinguished Professor Research Award

Criteria: significant research accomplishments. Limited to professors who have been granted tenure.

Collaborative Team Award

Criteria: recognizes achievements by a team, and may be for research, teaching, or service.

Teaching Award

Criteria: recognizes exemplary teaching contributions and innovation. (1 tenure track, and 1 PoP)

Mentoring Award

Criteria: recognizes outstanding mentoring of students, postdocs, or faculty, outside of didactic teaching.

Service Award

Criteria: exemplary service contributions to SSE, Tulane, and/or the profession. (1 tenure track, and 1 PoP)

Diversity and Outreach (EDI)

Criteria: a deep and sustained commitment to outreach and diversity as an important part of Tulane’s educational mission as demonstrated by academic and outreach programs that show intellectual excellence and diversity in service, teaching, and scholarship.
(1 tenure track, and 1 PoP)

Other Researcher Awards

Full-Time Researcher Award

Criteria: significant research accomplishments. Limited to post-doctoral trainees/fellows, staff scientists, and research professors.

Staff Awards

Dean’s Excellence Award

Criteria: outstanding contribution to the mission of SSE: the contribution could be directed towards administration, research, student engagement/teaching, or service/outreach.

Distinguished Career Award

Criteria: outstanding contribution to the mission of SSE over a period of a career: the contribution could be directed towards administration, research, student engagement/teaching, or service/outreach.