Award Nomination Packet Requirements

The Oregon State University Extension Association (OSUEA) Recognition and Awards Committee is responsible for accepting nominations for faculty and staff awards given by OSUEA.

To nominate colleagues for an award, please review the criteria and procedures outlined in the materials below.

Application deadline for 2020: October 15, 2020

  • OSUEA Faculty and Staff Awards
  • Hoecker Extension Innovative and Replication Grants Program
  • Oscar Hagg Extension Communications Award

To see which of your colleagues qualifies for nomination, please consult the OSUEA list of current members.


OSUEA Newer Faculty/Professional Faculty (non-admin) Award

The newer faculty award recognizes superior achievement for faculty with less than 7 years of Extension experience. Awardees will receive a plaque and $200 stipend, sponsored by Dale & Alice Hoecker. Up to 5 awards are given annually. Download the fillable form and Nominate a colleague (PDF). See Newer Faculty Award Recipients (PDF).

OSUEA Experienced Faculty/Professional Faculty (non-admin) Award

The experienced faculty award recognizes superior achievement for faculty with 7 years or more of Extension experience. Awardees will receive a plaque and a $200 stipend, sponsored by Dale & Alice Hoecker. Up to 5 awards are given annually. Download the fillable form and Nominate a colleague (PDF). See Experienced Faculty Award Recipients (PDF).

OSUEA Classified Staff Award

This award is to recognize and reward outstanding and exceptional service by classified and management employees within the Oregon State University Extension Service. They do not need to be a member of OSUEA to be eligible. The recipient will receive a plaque. Download the fillable form and Nominate a colleague (PDF).

OSUEA Educational Program Assistant Award

The OSU Extension Service employs educational program assistants (EPA) who manage and assist in many program areas. Educational Program Assistants are non-clerical, classified employees under the direction of Extension faculty who assist in coordination, promotion, and evaluation of program elements. Part-time and full-time EPAs who have been on staff for at least one year are eligible for this award. They do not need to be a member of OSUEA to be eligible. Download the fillable form and Nominate a colleague (PDF).

OSUEA Professional Faculty (administrative) Award

Professional (administrative) faculty includes non-classified positions that provide support to program, administrative, or serve operational functions of the OSU Extension Service. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward outstanding and exceptional service to the organization by professional faculty (administrative) members within the OSU Extension Service. Download the fillable form and Nominate a colleague (PDF).

OSUEA Team Award

The award recognizes work on the part of a team of Extension Faculty, staff or both in responding to a specific educational program or effort within the OSU Extension Service. Download the fillable form and Nominate a colleague (PDF).


NOTE: Due to Covid related issues Hoecker Grant Awards will not be offered in 2020. Individuals receiving grant awards in 2019 were not able to do their programs, they will be given a one year extension to complete their work.

Hoecker Extension Innovative and Replication Grants Program

The Dale and Alice Hoecker family established the Extension Innovative Grants Program in 2001 to encourage and support Extension faculty in developing/replicating and delivering programs that address a high priority need of an Oregon target audience through creative and innovative approaches. This grants program is only for new projects or programs (funding existing programs is not allowed). The project may be a replication program or of new design but must be “new” for the respective applicant. The number of grants and/or amount of the grant may vary based on funds available. The maximum award amount will not exceed $4,000. 2020 Hoecker Extension Innovative Grants Program (PDF)

Hoecker Grants Program Abstracts (examples)

Hoecker Grants Final Reports

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OSU Extension Service Awards

The Oscar Hagg Extension Communications Award

To recognize superior and distinguished achievement by Extension personnel–individuals, groups, and teams–who have helped Oregonians resolve difficult problems through Extension education programs by effectively utilizing planned, innovative and creative communications skills, techniques, and vehicles and technology . The recipient will receive $1,000. One-half of the amount will be used by the recipient(s) in their current or prospective Extension communication program; the other half will be used by the recipient(s) at their discretion to fund activities that will enhance their professional effectiveness (e.g., travel to professional meetings, additional training, purchase of books or subscriptions to journals). Download the fillable form and Nominate a colleague (PDF).

Other Awards

Check Other Awards for complete information on the following awards (these awards may have different application deadlines and are processed by OSU Extension):

  • Vice Provost’s Award for Excellence
  • Alberta Johnston Award in Extension Education
  • Alberta Johnston Award in Extension Leadership
  • Western Extension Directors Award of Excellence (WEDA)

Questions?

E-mail OSUEA Awards Chair

Updated: September 2020

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