USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Weekly Digest Bulletin
The Office of Engagement recently published The Guide: Documenting, Evaluating and Recognizing Engaged Scholarship, written to foster the advancement of the scholarship of engagement by assisting faculty with documentation and assessment of engaged scholarship. To access an electronic copy, please click The Guide.
The Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP) assists faculty in the development of research and educational proposals. The EVPRP staff also provide services and resources related to funding and grantsmanship. Learn more.
Awards and Recognition
Those eligible include tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine, and College of Health and Human Services that are supported by Hatch, Smith-Lever, McIntire-Stennis, and/or Animal Health funding.For more information, including guidelines and past recipients, click here.
The Purdue University Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award was created in 1992. Each year, ten or fewer alumni are selected to receive the award. The selection committee is comprised of the Dean of Agriculture, associate deans, assistant dean for multicultural programs, academic department heads and unit directors. The Office of the Dean of Agriculture administers the program. Click here for the Cover Sheet for nominations, and visit here to view Past Recipients
Any person who is an active member of the Purdue University faculty and staff as of the nomination deadline, with a record of outstanding achievement and service to rural Indiana may be nominated for the Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence. Persons in all colleges, schools, divisions, and units of the University, including regional campus and field staff as well as those based at the West Lafayette campus, are eligible. For more information about the criteria and past recipients visit here.
The learning-teaching awards include college-level, university-level, awards from the provost office, and external level awards. For more information about all of the awards, including committee information and past award winners visit here.
An extensive list of college resources and information for faculty in agriculture, which includes promotion and tenure related information, professional development information, governance, climate, diversity and inclusion and much more is available here.
The College of Agriculture started a “Millionaire’s Club” in 2005 to recognize faculty in the College of Agriculture who have been awarded a $1M or higher grant. For a complete list of the previous fiscal year members click here.
The Purdue Agriculture TEAM Award was created in 1995 to recognize interdisciplinary team achievements of faculty and staff. Teams must consist of three or more Purdue faculty and/or administrative-professional staff, and teams are also encouraged to include clerical/service staff who make substantial contributions to the project’s success. For more information about eligibility and criteria click here.
For a list of current university faculty scholars, as well as HR policy information on the appointment of University Faculty Scholars is available here.
Additional Information for Faculty and Specialists
Faculty and Extension Specialists enter data into Digital Measures for their USDA NIFA annual reporting, annual activity review, and web profile. Login, information and instructions are here.
Scholarship and Excellence in Extension/Engagement
Scholarship demonstrated by academic works is a key expectation of University faculty. Scholarship can be accomplished in all missions of the Land-Grant University but is typically best understood and accomplished in the research/discovery paradigm. The scholarship of Extension/Engagement is less understood and can be a source of confusion for faculty with Extension/Engagement assignments as well as their peers who assess their scholarly progress through the promotion and tenure process. The purpose of this document is to contextualize and expand the understanding of scholarship and the scholarly works of Extension/Engagement. Read more in this word document: The Scholarship of Extension.
The Scholarship of Extension/Engagement in Practice
An Extension/Engagement program is a portfolio of projects or products designed to address a complex problem or opportunity that is delivered to a target audience. Most faculty involved in Extension/Engagement will have one to three programs (could also be thought of as focus areas or topics). Learn more in this document: Guidance for Faculty with Extension Appointments.