MSU Distinguished Academic Staff Award:

MSU Distinguished Academic Staff Awards provide university-wide recognition and reward to outstanding individuals with careers demonstrating long-term excellence and exceptional contributions to Michigan State University. Eligibility for nomination requires a minimum of ten years of continuous MSU employment as an academic specialist or an MSU Extension academic staff member.

These awards recognize professionals who serve the University in advising, curriculum development, outreach, extension, research and teaching. Distinguished Academic Staff Awards are made to members of the academic staff who are appointed as Academic Specialists or Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) Academic Staff (faculty with extension supported appointments are not eligible for this award).

Up to four Distinguished Academic Staff Awards are given annually.

CRITERIA

Awards will be granted according to the following criteria (not in order of importance):

  • Evidence of excellence and widely recognized academic unit contributions in areas such as advising, curriculum development, outreach, extension, research, teaching and related administrative involvement with support from the University community.

  • Evidence of innovative and creative contributions to individual or team membership efforts in areas such as advising, curriculum development, outreach, extension, research, teaching and related administrative involvement with support from the University community.

  • Nominees shall represent the character and qualities of excellence reflective of MSU, including the application of diversity principles in the ongoing conduct of the nominee’s responsibilities.

There is no limit to the number of individuals who may be nominated. Click to learn more about the Distinguished Academic Staff Award. 2016-17 DAS Nomination form.pdf. To make a nomination, fill out the form below.